On the Pastor's Desk....

The Strength You Need! - Robert J. Morgan

After reviewing the 232 occurrences of the word STRENGTH in Scripture, Pastor Robert Morgan chose to concentrate on twelve clear passages that seem to have the ability to drop anchor in God's Sea of Strength. The result was one of total transformation, both for him and for his disabled wife. using his trademark style of combining page-turning stories with scriptural truth, Morgan explores the important areas of God's provision for the journey. This book will encourage you and give you confidence to look to the LORD for His daily, moment-by-moment provision of strength. God is no fair weather friend and the Word of God shows us the way to rise above what ever storms we find ourselves in. Once you read this book you are going to want to get copies for your family and friends...Guaranteed!

Every Christian is a Theologian...The goal is to be a Biblical One.....

How you interpret and teach the doctrines of the faith truly matters. This requires diligent study and "accurately handling the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15).

The Shepherd as Theologian presents a collection of invaluable messages from the internationally recognized Shepherds' Conference held at Grace Community Church. Pastor John MacArthur and other respected teachers, including R.C. Sproul and Tom Pennington, delve into key theological issues on...
justification by faith alone, the great commission, a literal six-day creation, the inerrancy of Scripture, premillennialism, and elder leadership.
Knowing what you believe and why you believe it is absolutely critical to teaching well. Study the central doctrines of Christianity, and get equipped to accurately proclaim God's Word. Though I don't agree with MacArthur's move away from Dispensationalism  to embrace Reformed Theology, I find much of his reasoning well thought out and his pastoral voice deserves attention and further study. Pastor MacArthur has spent an entire lifetime equipping, teaching, and evangelizing and he has been an encouragement to me over the years as he has stood firm in his love for the Scriptures as the Final Authority for Faith and Life.

Recreational Reading:

Grace.
We talk as though we understand the term. The bank gives us a grace period. The seedy politician falls from grace. Musicians speak of a grace note. We describe an actress as gracious, a dancer as graceful. We use the word for hospitals, baby girls, kings, and premeal prayers. We talk as though we know what grace means.
But bestselling author Max Lucado says we’ve settled for a wimpy grace, a goldfish grace that sits in a bowl on the shelf and never causes trouble or demands a response.
Lucado's bestselling book reminds readers that there’s more to grace than we’ve ever imagined. In this cornerstone message of Lucado's ministry, he challenges readers to not only receive grace but also to be changed by grace. Shaped by grace. Strengthened by grace. Emboldened by grace. Softened by grace. Snatched by the nape of their neck and shaken to their senses by grace. "For by grace are you have been saved,  through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast." (Eph 2:8-9)