1 Peter 4:11 If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Please read that again.
As we speak . . .
As we minister (serve) . . .
"in all things God may be glorified . . . "
This Sunday, September 22, we will be continuing our series on "Membership Agreement". What are the responsibilities and expectations of the members/partners of WPBC?
Once again south Florida was "in the cone" and then "out of the cone", and we survived.
Let me be a little introspective about storms. As we faced another possible natural disaster along the east coast of Florida, my mind went wandering. Again . . .
As we "hunkered down" watching the feeder bands and wind squalls out my front window, I found myself thinking about what I've learned from storms over the past 24 years of living in Florida. Here are a few of my thoughts:
Lord willing, we will begin a new 4-week series this Sunday, September 1, about expectations for the members of West Pines Baptist Church. These "expectations" are part of the membership agreement that is signed by those who have become members here. This week we will be looking at Agreement #1: "I agree to protect the unity of my church."
This Sunday, August 25, we will be wrapping up our summer series on Seeing Jesus. As we study the life and minstry years of Jesus (only 3 years), we see His heart for people on display. We have seen His investment in the men who followed Him as His disciples, His love, His compassion, His ministry mindset of serving others, His commitment to the truth, and His answers for life's greatest challenges. It's been a great series.
Each summer in Cooperstown, New York, the Baseball Hall of Fame welcomes in a few new members to a very exclusive club. The Baseball Hall of Fame is a place reserved for the best of the best. Only those who accomplished something special are part of the museum in Cooperstown. People who make it to any "hall of fame" are special people who excelled in something.
2 Samuel 22:18-20 says, “He rescued me from my strong enemy, from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me. They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the LORD was my support. He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me.”
A lighthouse is a tower designed to radiate light and to serve as a navigational aid for boaters and captains at sea. The lighthouse is used to mark off dangers that may be unseen on the coastlines, such as hazardous shoals, reefs, or rocks. The lighthouse can also be used to provide safe entry back into a harbor from a treacherous storm.