Connecting With Jay (Page 10)

Connecting With Jay (Page 10)

My Sin, Not in Part, But the Whole

“My sin, oh the bliss of this glorious thought.” This is a strange phrase. Has it ever caught your attention before? In the third stanza of “It is Well,” the hymnist leads with this curious arrangement of words. It always struck me as odd. How can I consider my sin blissful? Eventually, I learned to look at things in their proper context. I had never connected those lines…

The Need for Growth

As a Christian, we know that we have been called to grow and develop.  We understand by experience that at baptism, there is not an automatic download and reboot that takes place that changes our ways and makes us always do the right thing and make the best choices.  We don’t become super-leaders or spiritual giants overnight… that requires growth and development…

Youth & Family Minister Candidates

On March 12th – 13th   and March 19th – 20th we will have candidates visiting Northeast to interview for our Youth & Family Minister position. Nathaniel Hensley will be with us March 12th – 13th, and Jacob Galloway will be here March 19th – 20th.  If you have children or teenagers, please make every effort to have them attend the events we have planned for their…

What Satan Needs You To Do

Often we focus on what does Jesus want for us. We spend great deals of time considering how and what we should be doing as Christians. The other day I read an article that made me ask another serious question. What would Satan want me to do?  That’s a scary question to even consider but it can be a beneficial thing for us to process. So… He needs you to be distracted…

The Power of a Giving Spirit

Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. Acts 4:32 (ESV) The story of the early church is a humbling and powerful story. In chapter after chapter we are confronted with a church who cared more for the group than they did for themselves.…

Thanksgiving

Although the following story from the Vietnam War era is frequently found among “urban legends,” it, unlike most others, is essentially true. November 14, 1965, Landing Zone X-Ray, Vietnam, 11 days until Thanksgiving. But Thanksgiving would come early that year for one 19-year-old kid, critically wounded and dying in the jungle of the Ia Drang Valley. His infantry unit…