Submitted by Tim Perkins

Across the Preacher’s Desk: Are We One of The Nine?

November 17, 2022 - Dr. Luke records a story for us in Luke 17 that occurred one day when Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem and was passing through Samaria and Galilee. Jesus was approached by ten lepers, miserable creatures afflicted with a horrific disease. They cried out to Jesus for mercy and He told them to go and show themselves to the priests. While they were on their way, they were cleansed. We are told that only one of the ten returned to Jesus to say “thank you.” Jesus asked the question, “were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?”

Across the Preacher’s Desk: Praise Someone This Week!

November 3, 2022 - One of the things there is too little of in our world today is praise. People have become so filled with critical ideas and harsh words that a little genuine praise and appreciation is often mistaken for flattery. Yet, every heart yearns for appreciation. All of us want to know that our efforts, however small they might be, are appreciated and noticed.

Across the Preacher’s Desk: Church Shopping

October 27, 2022 - In case you don’t feel like there is enough pressure in your life, I want to remind you it is just slightly over 8 weeks until Christmas. Many of you have already started your Christmas shopping. Some of you will wait until December 20th or 21st to get started. Thinking about that, we often hear people talk about “choosing a church” or “looking for a church home” like they were doing their Christmas Shopping. I have heard folks say, “I am shopping around for a church and when I find the one I want, I’ll join it.”

Across the Preacher's Desk - Church Shopping

October 26, 2022 - In case you don’t feel like there is enough pressure in your life, I want to remind you it is just slightly over eight weeks until Christmas. Many of you have already started your Christmas shopping. Some of you will wait until December 20th or 21st to get started. Thinking about that, we often hear people talk about “choosing a church” or “looking for a church home” like they were doing their Christmas Shopping. I have heard folks say, “I am shopping around for a church and when I find the one I want, I’ll join it.”

Across the Preacher’s Desk: A Solution To Life’s Problems

October 20, 2022 - Have you ever noticed how complicated some folks want to make religion? We live in a world of problems. Preachers even spend a lot of time pointing out the problems of our time. Yet, the world is not asking for an elaboration on the problems, rather the world is seeking solution to those problems.

It sometimes reminds me of the accident study conducted about accidents in the home. When it was revealed that 90% of all accidents occurred either at the top or bottom of the stairs, the computer solution was to remove the top and bottom step.

Across The Preacher’s Desk

October 6, 2022 - If you remember reading Paul’s letter to the church at Rome, he had a burning desire to preach the gospel in the Capital city,.  In Acts chapter 27, we find Paul on his way to Rome, yet he is going as a prisoner.  While there, he would have a great success and members of Caesar’s household would be converted.

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