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Tuesday, December 15, 2009


As I was handing out balloons this past Saturday, someone stopped me and said, "Your church is always doing stuff in the community" He went on to say that many people are commenting to him that our little church is constantly "doing something".
You know, I guess it's good that a church has a reputation for helping others. I'm not complaining. But, my prayer for 2010 is that we can move beyond being recognized for "doing stuff" and begin to make an actual impact on our community.

Please don't confuse what I'm trying to say. God has given me a vision for so much more than name recognition. . .

Imagine for a moment that we were able to reach every single person in Spartanburg County in 2010. What if we could make Jesus famous to every resident in Boiling Springs and surrounding areas? Now consider the fact that people usually become the Christian that is modeled for them in their church and answer the obvious questions:

Would waitresses still hate Sundays because Christians are jerks and bad tippers?

Would the homeless population increase or decrease?

Would we still have children waiting to be adopted?

Would we still be ashamed to pray in our schools or businesses?

Would Greenville, Union and Cherokee counties have any idea that Jesus was at work next to them?

This time next year I want to be writing that people who know nothing about God are commenting that GOD is at work in Boiling Springs.

Keep up the hard work of making the name of Jesus Christ famous in Boiling Springs.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Bout Time

The blog has been silent for far too long. I am writing in a bit of a stupor ... so any corrections that are needed will have to be made tomorrow. I feel as if when I am not blogging that nothing is going on in the church, but that couldn't be farther from the truth.

So here is an update for those of you who check up on us; We have had our building open last week and we continue this week so that college students have a place to study. 2am was so early 20 years ago when I was in college.

We have been able to support our local food pantry through a collection and donation of needed items. Serving there is one of my weekly highlights.

This Saturday morning we will be giving out candy bags to the children gathered for our local Christmas parade. Don't get too excited. We will not be giving out the candy, just the bags.

This Sunday we will be serving at the local soup kitchen. Some people will even skip church to get things started. How will they make it through the week without my sermon?

Needing a church? Come serve with us.