Sunday, January 18, 2009

Yeah B.O.I.!!!!

Here is the first installment of YEAH B.O.I.!!! for 2009

Raising Your Kids In A Fishbowl: Craig Groeschel of LifeChurch.TV. gives insight into how Ministers can help their Kids survive minstry life

Forever and Ever: Watch an interview with David Crowder on how the song was made.

Teenage Boys in Tight Girls Pants...NOT COOL!: Tim Stevens shares Granger Community Church's shares opener from their first mid-week service of the year. This is VERY COOL!

Live Free: Good thoughts from Scripture and Lacrae on the subject shared by Daniel Dulaney at Better Than I Deserve!

Be The Church: Hear Pete Wilson's thougths on why we need to stop playing church and be the church.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Kickin It Old School

At Southside Baptist, we kick it old school on Sunday nights and sing from the hymnals. I typically pick Hymns that I am familiar with that will match Jim's sermons. Every once and awhile, I'll let the congregation pick some of their favorites. Most people will pick what I would call the "Old Stand-By's". These are songs that everyone is familiar with. Every once and awhile I'll get thrown a curve ball and someone will call out one that I am unfamiliar with. Well I found myself stretched more than usual this past Sunday. I am glad I was stretched, otherwise, I may never have sung these words:

"And Can It Be"
And can it be that I should gain
An interest in the Savior's blood?
Dies for me, who caused His pain?
For me, who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! How can it be that
Thou, my God should die for me?
"All That Thrills My Soul Is Jesus"
Who can cheer the heart like Jesus
By His presence all divine?
True and tender, pure and precious,
O how blest to call Him Mine!
All that thrills my soul is Jesus, He is more than life to me;
And the fairest of ten thousand in my blessed Lord I see.

Aren't you thankful for Amazing Love? How does Jesus thrill your soul?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Anne Jackson is giving away $6100!!!

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Monday, January 12, 2009

My Dogs Are Barkin!!!

I started working out again last week (No, it was not a New Year's Resolution, I just took the holidays off). When I first start back after taking off an extended period of time, my feet are really sore. (Maybe it is a sign that I am getting old.) When I get up to walk, it takes me a few steps for the pain to stop. I'm sure I am a vision of grace as I hobble along. It's the price I pay for getting out of my routine. It got me thinking about the price we pay when we get out of a routine of prayer.

My Pastor, Jim Crooks, has been preaching about spiritual warfare on Sunday evenings. The material is good stuff. This past week he was speaking on the Armor of God. He shared that the place of our spiritual armor is prayer. He said the reason so many people have trouble praying is because they don't do it on a regular basis. Some people don't even do it at all. He gave some good tips to help with one's prayer life.

1. Pray Accurately: Pray in the spirit; let the spirit direct.

2. Pray Always: In all occasions.

3. Pray in All Ways: Petition, Intercession, Confession, Praise, Confession, Thanksgiving

4. Pray Alertly: Not lazy praying; be disciplined and alert.

5. Pray for All People: Pray for the Saints

Prayer is vital to a healthy Christian walk. Maybe you struggle with having a quality prayer time. It is something that this ADD Worship Minister struggles with every day. It may be painful for you to do. Here is the deal, the more you do it, the easier it becomes. It takes discipline. I went and worked out this morning and you know what? My feet don't hurt as bad.