A Word From Pastor Hazard

WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR THE PASTOR

WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR THE PASTOR I’ve been asked “Pastor, what can I do to help you?”  After thinking and praying about it here is an idea:  tell your story.  Each week I try to write a bulletin article that is informative or humorous, encouraging or inspiring, and...

A GODLY MOTHER

A GODLY MOTHER Suzanna Wesley was the mother of 19 children, including John and Charles Wesley.  She dedicated her children to God and consulted the Bible as her only child-rearing textbook.  To other mothers, she presented the following rules that worked for her:  ...

RESOURCEFULNESS

RESOURCEFULNESS This month we are studying the character quality of resourcefulness. Anybody can waste time and discard perfectly good items because they want new things. A resourceful person, however, will - see value in objects, ideas, and people; - repair, reuse,...

GIFTS FROM GOD

GIFTS FROM GOD Recently I read Joshua 24 in my morning devotions.  I was impressed with the many times it is recorded that God gave.  God gave Isaac to Abraham (v-3).  God gave Jacob and Esau to Isaac (v-4).   God gave Mount Seir to Esau (v-4).  God gave the Amorites...

INITIATIVE

INITIATIVE A definition for the word “initiative” is “recognizing and doing what needs to be done before I am asked to do it.”  As good as this definition is, it is not adequate for the mature Christian.  We all know that we can take the initiative to do something...

JOY UNSPEAKABLE AND FULL OF GLORY

JOY UNSPEAKABLE AND FULL OF GLORY Whenever Mary Magdalene thought about Jesus, I suspect a melody like “joy unspeakable and full of glory...” started playing in her heart.  However, she had not always been a joyful person.  In fact she was downright mean at one time. ...

CLOSE IS NOT ENOUGH

CLOSE IS NOT ENOUGH “Are you not the Christ?” the bleeding thief blurted out bitterly.. “Save yourself and us.” For nearly three hours he had been hanging by his hands nailed into this cross. Next to him was another One on another cross. Evidently He had persuaded...

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME   I glanced up at the clock. Six o’clock. I still had time to read another chapter. It was Sunday evening and I was getting ready to go to the Fellowship Room for the evening service, led by Ken Crowe. Suddenly, I realized that I was an hour...

Three Gifts

Three Gifts There are three gifts that I want God to give me.  These are gifts that the children of Israel did not have, even though they had seen Him guide them out of Egypt with mighty miracles, through the wilderness fed on manna, and to the edge of the land of...

THE RAIN FALLS ON THE JUST AND THE UNJUST

THE RAIN FALLS ON THE JUST AND THE UNJUST Jesus stunned the multitudes when He said, “You have heard that it has been said, ‘You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, ‘Love your enemies. Bless them who curse you. Do good to them that hate...