The Pastor’s Heart 5/6/2016

This pastor’s heart today?  Simply this: I am a blessed man.  This weekend is clear evidence of that.  Today I have a daughter, my oldest, celebrating a birthday.  Tomorrow I have another daughter graduating from college.  I’m so proud of both of them.  And Sunday is Mother’s Day.  I’ll be able to wish my dear…

The Pastor’s Heart 4/29/2016

It’s an interesting verse tucked away towards the end of a book tucked away towards the end of the Old Testament.  Zephaniah was closing his prophecy in chapter 3, writing about the blessings the people of God, the Jews, will experience in the millennial kingdom of Christ.  Someone shared verse 17 with me yesterday, and…

The Pastor’s Heart 4/22/2016

Conspicuous: very easy to see or notice; attracting attention by being great or impressive.  That’s a word that hit me between the spiritual eyes this week.  I was reading the current chapter in the book we’re going through for our weekly Men of the Word Bible study.  It spoke of the showdown between Elijah and…

The Pastor’s Heart 4/13/2016

“Lord, I will follow Thee; but….”  That’s what someone said to Christ in Luke 9:61.  This well-intentioned man seemed to have the desire to live a life committed to the path of service; that is, until he interjected that little word, “but.”  The Lord’s response to his statement of “commitment” was, “No man, having put…

The Pastor’s Heart 4/1/2016

It sounds like an April Fool’s Day joke, but it’s not.  I sure wish it was.  The state legislature of North Carolina just passed (and rightly so) a bill to counter a shocking decision made by the city of Charlotte.  I’m sure you’ve read about that so-called “Bathroom Bill.”  In answer to Charlotte’s transgender-backed ordinance,…

The Pastor’s Heart 3/25/2016

Years ago, my dad had a saying that went like this: “You look like you just lost your last friend.”  Now, I never actually lost my last friend, but I’m sure I looked that way sometimes while growing up, especially during the teen years!  In Luke 24, the two travelers that walked along the Emmaus…

The Pastor’s Heart 3/11/2016

It was almost more than this pastor’s heart could stand.  It was a day of precious memories, testimonies, tears of joy and gratitude, and fellowship.  With some delicious tacos thrown in.  I got back this week from spending several days in Mexico visiting a couple of ministries that we were involved in during our time…