Submitted by Tim Perkins

Across the Preacher’s Desk: Living For Jesus

August 25, 2022 - Every morning, the sun comes rising over the eastern hills to flood this old world with its light. There are myriads of folks who greet each new day with an eager freshness. To them, every day is full of hope and promise. Their hearts are light, their problems are nothing more than challenges to a more exhilarating life. Yet, there are others who face each new day with a certain amount of dread and foreboding. They are convinced that the problems they face are not just challenges, they are a weight to carry beyond their strength.

Across The Preacher’s Desk: What Can I Do?

August 5, 2022 - Quite often, we don't feel like the church is what it ought to be. We just feel like the church doesn't quite measure up to its potential. In his inaugural address, January 20, 1961, John F. Kennedy made the now famous statement, "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." Warren G Harding said something similar at the Republican National Convention in Chicago in 1916. He said, "we must have a citizenship less concerned about what the government can do for it and more anxious about what it can do for the nation."

Across The Preacher's Desk: Don't Look Back

July 29, 2022 - Satchel Paige was a professional baseball player noted both for his longevity and his numerous witticisms that are often quoted. One of those was, dont look back, something may be gaining on you. You know, that is pretty sound advice, something that the Bible also calls for.

Looking back hinders forward progress, it can cause us to be depressed and it may be bringing defeat into our lives.

Across The Preacher’s Desk: Come To Yourself

July 7, 2022 - Imagine visiting in a home and having the opportunity to get to know the family that lives there.  Then, you do not see them for a year or so and then go back for another visit.  This time you notice one of the children is not there when it’s time for dinner and everyone is around the table.

So, you ask, “Didn’t you have a little boy named Billy when I was here before?  I haven’t seen him tonight.  Where is he?”

Across the Preacher’s Desk: An Unexpected Act of Love

July 1, 2022 - There is a tender story told in Mark 14:1-9 of something which happened during some very difficult days for Jesus. The Jewish leaders were plotting his death and He was surrounded by his critics and His enemies. In this narrative, we see Him going to the little village of Bethany. It is the night before Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and He goes to a party in His honor in the home of Simon, a leper.


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