Connecting With Jay

Connecting With Jay

Christ – Alpha and Omega

Four times in Revelation (1:8; 1:11; 21:6; 22:13) Jesus refers to himself as the “Alpha and Omega”. You probably have heard that these are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, in fact our word ‘alphabet’ comes from ‘alpha’ and the second letter ‘beta’ which are also similar to the first 2 letters in Hebrew ‘aleph’ and ‘beth’. When we think of Jesus saying…

Excellence in Ministry

What does your ministry look like?  Every Christian, every born again believer, has a ministry given to them by God.  A purpose for your life that will further God’s kingdom.  He has placed you in your home, office, school and given you friends and allies.  But for you to succeed in your ministry, it takes more than you just hearing the call or saying,…

The Ugliest Sin

Disrespect gets my vote for the “Ugliest Sin” award! You may disagree, of course, but please bear with me for a moment as I plead my case. For starters, while I hate to be a name-dropper, the fact is that God doesn’t think very highly of disrespectfulness. Neither do those closest to Him. Jesus said that anyone who uses insulting terms to describe his brother is in danger…

What a Friend We Have

Knowing the influence that friends have on each other, the Lord advises that “the righteous should choose his friends carefully” (Prov. 12:26).  Friends, even as the Bible uses the word, are not mere acquaintances.  True friends build a relationship which can surpass even that which they experienced in their own home.  Solomon stated that “there is a friend…

Marathon to Jesus

I believe that one of the tremendous disservices that we do to people is make them think that their spiritual gifts, and opportunities to minister revolve solely around congregation sponsored activities.  We are Christians all the time, and so we can use our gifts all the time!  A couple of weeks ago I was talking to my kids about ways that they can use their gifts at…

Dear Mom!

Thank you!  Thank you for carrying me for all those long months even though I was hording all your vitamins and nutrients, poking, punching and kicking, wreaking havoc on your body and generally weighing you down.  Thank you for carrying me, knowing that this was just the beginning!  Thank you for the part you played in bringing me into this world and letting me stay,…

Did you Hear? Jesus is alive and well!

              Last week was Easter Sunday.  We focused our lessons on Jesus’ Resurrection from the dead and celebrated all the blessings that are ours as a result!  Jesus, who died for our sins, was not abandoned to the grave.  God the Father resurrected him on the third day just as Jesus told…

A Time of Renewal

We are almost in the full swing of the spring season again! The trees, plants and flowers are beginning to become green and colorful. Nature is being renewed once again. This season can bring to one’s’ mind ideas of personal renewal, a time to start fresh and new. As believers we have the great blessing of renewal in times of spiritual difficulty or weakness. When we…

Tennessee Children’s Home

Spring Food Drive                                      Due Tuesday, March 29th                                             Place in box in foyer 100% Apple Juice                100% Grape Juice                         Kool-Aid CanistersSpaghetti Noodles               Spaghetti Sauce                            Taco SeasoningVegetable Oil                      Cooking…

He has plans for you!

Can you imagine how encouraging it would be to walk into a job interview and hear the employer say, “I already have plans for you.” Knowing we had a place in the company might be encouraging. However, knowing that the company recognized our potential and was already forming specific plans for our work with them would really get us excited. It would mean that we have been…