The Pastor’s Heart 7/23/21

The Scripture is quite plain.  “Children are an heritage of the Lord,” says Psalm 127:3.  Then, Proverbs 17:6 states, “Children’s children are the crown of old men.”  These children are to be taught the truth about God and His commandments (Deuteronomy 6:4-7) and are to be brought up “in the nurture and admonition of the…

The Pastor’s Heart 7/16/2021

I got off the phone a little while ago, and I’m still shaking my head.  Someone called me here at the church and unburdened their heart.  And it was a lot of unburdening.  I don’t know how people can hold up in circumstances like this outside of God’s grace.  By the way, let me say…

The Pastor’s Heart 7/9/2021

I’m certainly not one to break out in song, but I did.  Well, not out loud anyway, but I sure was humming like everything.  I’ve heard some say it’s “just a big hole in the ground.”  OK, but to me, it definitely was not that.  To me, it lived up to and beyond its name:…

The Pastor’s Heart 6/11/2021

Home.  It’s where it begins.  Have you heard the saying, “Charity begins at home”?  Well, that’s not really what I’m talking about today; I’m talking about godliness.  King David saw it that way as he expressed his desire in Psalm 101:2, “I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.”  Godliness in a society…

The Pastor’s Heart 6/4/2021

It caught my eye as I was reading this morning.  You know, it’s amazing how the Lord can use something we’ve read many, many times, and at a precise moment, hammer it home.  So I finished reading the context, then took a little while to look up some cross references and do a little reading…

The Pastor’s Heart 5/28/2021

Our country’s history is full of stories of bravery, perseverance, determination, and a no-quit attitude.  From John Paul Jones on the high seas exclaiming, “I have not yet begun to fight,” to General McAuliffe’s World War II reply when the Germans called for an American surrender at the Battle of the Bulge, “Nuts,” our military…

The Pastor’s Heart 5/14/2021

It just got personal.  It got to my Waffle House, and if you know me, you know I love Waffle House.  We’ve all read about, seen, and probably experienced the problems in businesses due to a shortage of workers.  They’ve had to cut open hours, delay services, pay more overtime to those willing to work,…

The Pastor’s Heart 5/7/2021

A Mother’s advice is often the best, and here’s an example.  Susanna Wesley was mother to John and Charles Wesley, men whom the Lord used as preachers of the gospel and writers of hymns we still sing today.  She’s often looked at as a wonderful example of a godly mother, and so she is.  But…