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WHAT ARE YOU FIGHTING FOR?

Guest Blog by Pastor Caleb

“Stop fighting with your sister!” 
 
If I had a dime for every time I’ve heard that phrase, I’d be a rich man. Instead I got Tabasco sauce in my mouth and whoopings on my rear end!  For good or for bad, for better or for worse, we fight for things all the time. What do you fight for? I would guess that you fight for some of the following:
 


LIVING LIKE TRUTH IS TRUE

(And P.S. Don't Forget The Sunscreen)

We all know that certain things are true and yet we, at times, will risk great loss and consequences when we refuse to live in light of what we know to be true. (Read that again please  )

Let me illustrate:
A few days ago, my lovely, precious, smart, charming daughter was heading to the beach. It was a hot and sunny south Florida day. As she left, I said, "Don't forget the sunscreen." Why would I need to give her such a reminder?
She's an adult.
She's smart.
She's been sunburned before.
She knows what to do.
She knows it's true - the sun will burn you.

And yet, even with all that, she, at times, refuses to live in light of what she knows to be true and risks the consequences.
(Sunburn is a bad thing, people!!!)


SEE & HEAR

Doing Ministry Like Jesus

West Pines Baptist Church has five key words in its purpose statement:
  • Evangelism
  • Ministry
  • Worship
  • Fellowship
  • Discipleship
 

These five words are taken from Acts 2:41-47 where the life of the early church is described. What did the early church do? What did the early church promote? What happened on a daily, weekly, yearly basis in the early church?


FOLLOWING IN DAD'S FOOTSTEPS

Guest Blog by Pastor Jordan

Influence is the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself. 

This Sunday we will be celebrating Father’s Day, which is an opportunity to honor the dads in our lives that have influenced us with their wisdom, insight, and experience. The influence of a father is overwhelming, as shown by recent data collected by Promise Keepers and Baptist Press. The research shows that if a father does NOT attend church, only 1 child in 50 will become regular church attenders. 


TINA TURNER THEOLOGY

What DOES love have to do with it?

The great theologian, Tina Turner, once asked a probing question with all kinds of ramifications.

THE QUESTION:
"What's love got to do with it?"

As we continue our series on "Seeing Jesus" this Sunday, June 9, we will look closely at how Jesus loved. And we will see that love has a lot to do with it.


NEW SERIES ON . . .

Look! A Squirrel!!!

They are everywhere!

Wherever I am, whatever I'm doing, they are there and they don't seem to be leaving. Actually, it seems as if though they are bringing friends.

What are they? Squirrels . . . .


CONSIDER THE SOURCE

Guest Blog by Pastor Caleb

  • Where did I come from? (Origin)

  • Who am I? (Identity)

  • Why am I here? (Purpose)

  • Where am I heading? (Destiny)

 

If you were to ask different people around the world those four questions, you would get a lot of different answers.  But how you answer those four questions are of utmost importance. Let’s take origin for example. If you are here because of a cosmic accident, through billions of years of struggle, mutation, and chance, then what does that say about your identity, purpose, and destiny?  Let’s just say it’s not so encouraging.

 

 


WHAT'S HE WORTH TO YOU?

Guest Blog by Pastor Caleb

$430,000,000. That’s how much the Los Angeles Angels, a Major League Baseball team, will pay their star player, Mike Trout, over the next 12 years. $430 million.  At my current salary as a Youth Pastor at West Pines Baptist Church, it would take me over 8,600 years to make what Mike Trout will make in the next dozen. I don’t think I’ll live that long.

 


REMEMBERING MOM

The Legacy of Moms of Faith

I miss my mom . . . 

I miss her always asking if we need anything to eat.

I miss her always wanting to see me play sports - and yell at my coach.

I miss her questions about Bible doctrine that came up as she read her Bible daily.

I miss her telling me to treat Brenda right "because she's a keeper".


IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD

Philippians & Better Thinking

Charles Dickens, in  A Tale of Two Cities, famously writes: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."

The rest of the quote goes:

 

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