PASTOR’S P.O.V.: MY 40 DAY FAST (Conclusion)

The Bible says in understated terms that “after fasting forty days and forty nights, Jesus was hungry.” So was I. Not only hungry, but starving. Literally.On January 6, 2016, I began a 40 day fast because I needed to get God’s attention to help me with all the troubling issues I was facing. My former pastor suggested I do this until I get a clear word from the Lord. On Valentine’s Day, the

Mission Minded and Making a Way

On Saturday, May 21 the First Christian Curch will host a spaghetti supper from 5:00-7:00 pm. The meal (by donation) will be served in the exhibit hall at the Fair Grounds to raise funds for their upcoming trip to Zacatecas, Mexico.Joni Topper stated, "Helping with the vacation bible school there, last year, was definitely a highlight of the trip. This year our trip will be enhanced by the fact

Community Easter Service at Whittington's Hill

As the Disaster Used Clothing Drive neared its end, several churches consolidated their collections into Johnson City’s main pickup point at the First United Methodist Church. Toni Silver, from St Luke United Methodist Church in Austin, was one who added to the mountain of bags. By the time you read this, the two semis should have made their pickups from all 21 participating churches.

An All-Church Community Easter Son-Rise Service will be held at 7:00A.M. at Whittington's Hill. Everyone is invited to hear the message of the Resurrection given by Pastor Steve Sanchez and to sing special traditional songs commemorating this spectacular day played by Beverly Voron, both from Community Church of the Hills. Please bring a chair, a blanket, and wear warm clothes. If there is bad

Threatened at Walmart

I came close to getting punched out at Walmart last Sunday. Why? Because I gave the Gospel to a cashier while purchasing my items in line.It wasn’t the clerk who threatened me, nor the customer behind. I wasn’t holding up the line, just simply having a friendly spiritual conversation as I was loading my sixty-plus items on the conveyor. But some random dude in the line next to mine was agitated

A Bridled Tongue

It is said that a doctor can tell a great deal about our physical condition simply by looking at our tongue. The same is true of our spiritual condition. How we use our tongues is a great indicator of our spiritual status. Did you know that all of our religion amounts to nothing if we do not learn to bridle our tongues? “If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but

Mustard Seeds

Once upon a time a Master of Wisdom and his young apprentice were traveling through the countryside when they came upon a poor farmer’s cottage. The master instructed his apprentice to go to the door and ask for food. “But we have plenty,” protested the apprentice. “Just do as I say,” ordered the master.The apprentice dutifully did as he was instructed and knocked on the door. He was met by the

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