Connecting With Jay (Page 3)

Connecting With Jay (Page 3)

Just Like Us

One of the most intriguing verses for me is Luke 2:52. In this verse, I see Jesus, who is God in the flesh, presented as a real person. He grew in height, in wisdom, and in favor with God and man. For all the power and glory that was His, in the flesh He was just like us. Don’t misunderstand now, I know that Jesus is much more than a mere man, He is God with us, He is the…

Art In Me

We traveled on a long trip this past weekend to New Hampshire and back. One of the most popular things to do in a car is to listen to music. One of these songs happened to be “Art in Me” by Jars of Clay. It’s an older song but one that has a nice story behind it. I thought about inner city ministry and some of the kids I had worked with in Newport, Arkansas. A place that…

Pull

In a rural area a farmer was tending to his horse named Buddy, and along came a stranger who desperately needed the farmer’s help. The stranger had lost control of his vehicle and ran it off into a ditch. He asked the farmer if his horse could somehow manage to pull his vehicle out of the ditch for him and was happy to tell the farmer that the vehicle was a small…

Winterfest 2018 – IF

“Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1 Winterfest 2018 is officially in the books! It was a great weekend for the whole group! If you were not able to go this year we hope that you will be able to next year but we also wanted to share some of our experience with you as well. Friday afternoon was an interesting day to head…

Take Your Vitamins!

Nutritionists say vitamins are essential to good health. Some people take supplements in case they don’t receive enough vitamins from their diet. To maintain optimum spiritual health, here are some “vitamins” you should take: Vitamin A: Attendance. Early Christians met together often, sometimes every day (Acts 2:46). Later, when some of the brethren stopped attending, God…

Dial 9 for Heartfelt Worship and Praise

We’ve all been there. We’re in the doctor’s office. It’s taking longer than expected. We’re late for another appointment, so we ask the receptionist if we can use the phone. We dial the number twice and nothing happens. We ask in frustration, “How do I dial out?” The receptionist says, “you need to dial 9 first.” Making spiritual comparison and application of the above…

Telephone

What kind of telephone would you expect to get if you paid $2400.00 for it? You would anticipate getting the latest in technology, with all the bells and whistles right?  It would do tricks and preform functions that would blow you and everyone else away! The last thing you would expect would be just a plain old rotary phone.  You know: attached to the wall by a cord;…

From the Elders

Recently the elders and ministers have been working together to glean from God’s word some specific goals for spiritual growth at Northeast in 2018. Richard Bonner shared those goals during the Sunday morning service on December 31. However, we know many were traveling or absent that day and we want to communicate these goals to everyone in the congregation. If you…

Addicted to Chapstick

I smile when I think about it. As a matter of fact, I am grinning while I am writing this. I had overheard some of the young people at church talking. No, I was not eavesdropping on their conversation. I heard one of them say something about me. They said that I must be addicted to Chapstick. At first I thought what an odd thing to say. I wondered what made them come to…

Attention to Detail

“Therefore we must pay closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it” Hebrews 2:1 ESV One of the songs that E likes to listen to is “Colonel Hathi’s Elephant March”, “Hup two three four. Keep it up two three four!” from the Jungle Book. The elephants are on patrol looking out for danger in the jungle. The elephants stop marching and line up. Colonel…