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Exhortations from the Pastor


Prayer – Recap For the last several Wednesday evenings we, as a church body, have been studying the Word of God as it relates to the matter of prayer.  It has been both convicting and a great blessing. We began in April with the prayer life of Jesus Christ.  Since then, we have studied the…

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Did You Know?

Did You Know Well, since this month there is a strong emphasis on missions, I thought I would post some information that may be helpful.  Many years ago, SportsCenter used to have a “Did You Know” segment.  Here is the Grace Baptist Church “Did You Know” segment: Did you know that Sunday begins the Mission’s…

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2014 Harbin, China Trip in Review

Here’s the Scoop [Video at the Conclusion]: We just recently returned for our trip to Harbin, China. The purpose of this trip was to strengthen the local pastors there through time and teaching. There are three pastors with whom we spent most of our time. Pastor Steven [Grace Baptist Church], Pastor Thomas [Branches Baptist Church],…

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“YET” – Psalm 2

“Yet” “Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.” – Psalm 2:6       This particular Psalm is what we would call prophetic.  This simply means that there are portions yet to take place.  For example, verses eight and nine are speaking of God giving the heathen to His Son Jesus…

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Delighting in God’s Law

Delighting in God’s Law “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.”– Psalm 1:1 –…

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One Year

One Year Today [May 7, 2014] marks one day past a year from the time that Grace Baptist Church called me to be their pastor. Over the course of this past year, I have considered how privileged I am to be a pastor. In addition to this, the Lord has allowed me to be the pastor…

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Part ii: “Good Question: What Do You Think?”

You all had some great thoughts! Last week, I made the post a little more interactive by asking you a question.  Several of you responded with great thoughts.  Here is a brief follow up.  For those of you who missed last week’s post, please click here to see it: “Good Question: What Do You Think?”…

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Good Question – What do you think?

What do you think? I am doing this blog entry a little different.  There is an actual account I’d like to share with you, and then I’d like to have your thoughts on the matter.  What do you think?  Please take time to fill out the feedback portion at the bottom. _______________ Recently, my wife…

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Great Sunday Ahead!

Church Team, We have a very special Sunday planned for you this coming Sunday, and we want you to be in prayer.  With everything that has recently transpired re: our missionaries in China, we are setting aside this Sunday to highlight what the Lord teaches about worldwide missions.  We have two special speakers who will…

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The Faith of an Agnostic

I DON’T KNOW.  DO YOU? This past week I was speaking with a young man briefly about his beliefs.  He used to attend Grace Baptist Church when he was younger, but now he has claimed an agnostic [don’t know what’s out there and/or CAN’T know] belief. MANY ARE SEARCHING Sadly, many are searching for answers…

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  • Principles of the Word

    Principle speaks of the guiding Word of God. Principles, as set forth in the Word of God, form the foundation for faith and practice in becoming Christ-like.

    "For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."
    - Hebrews 4:12