Submitted by Tim Perkins

Across the Preacher’s Desk: Football and Church

December 4, 2019 - Well, except for the Bowl Games, the College Football Season is about over, and as much as I like football, I am almost persuaded to quit attending sporting events. I came across the following that was written by another minister (I am not nearly creative enough to come up with this!) and he makes some compelling arguments much like the arguments folks make for quitting the church. Here are the reasons he has decided to quit attending sporting events.

Across the Preacher’s Desk… Belonging To The Church

November 21, 2019 - A preacher one time was asked if a certain man and his wife belonged to the church where he preached. His reply was, “No, they do not belong to the church here. They are members, but they do not belong to the church.”

It’s like this,” the preacher explained. “neither their time, their affection, their energy, their money, nor their influence belong to the church.”

Across the Preacher's Desk: The Family Table

November 14, 2019 - "Ready or not, here I come" was the way we announced to our companions we were coming to hunt for them when we played "hide and seek" as children. Well, as far as the Holidays are concerned, "ready or not, here they come."

I was thinking the other day about the holidays of my youth (yes, it's been a while!) and going to my grandparents home for Thanksgiving. Though we never went over the river and through the woods in a sleaigh, we did over the years make some rather long trips in the Oldsmobile!

Across The Preacher's Desk: Look In The Mirror!

November 7, 2019 - Oftentimes we wonder why the church is weak, and why that in a recent nationwide poll, almost 70% of those who claim membership in church never attend services.

We could blame it on our secular-progressive society, and we often do. We could blame it on the godless politics of our nation, organizations like the ACLU and Freedom From Religion Foundation, and they too are often our “whipping boy.” We could even blame it on churches, hypocritical members and uncaring preachers and there are numerous Christians who are doing that also.

Across the Preacher’s Desk… He Went To

October 17, 2019 - “Until I went into the sanctuary of God, then I understood.”  (Psalms 73:17)

The value of attending the public meetings of the church is a matter of dispute in the minds of many people. There are some folks who go to church regularly while others do not go at all. Then there are those who are in the services occasionally on days like Christmas, Easter and Mother’s Day.

Across the Preacher’s Desk: David’s Psalm Live On!

October 10, 2019 - King David could not build a temple, but he wrote a psalm!  Three temples, one after another, crumbled in the dust, but the psalm lives today in the hearts of millions.  Through three thousand years, the Twenty-Third Psalm has been a source of inspiration.  It is the Christian’s great symphony, the theme of which is God’s care for His own.
 
​“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.”  Or, as Paul says it, “My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
 

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