After attending the Cutting It Straight 2015 Expository Preaching Conference in Jacksonville, FL I have many emotions. I am excited, ignited and ready to serve in a more excellent way. I am fearful on one hand though because there is no turning back. I am better equipped so I must do better. I have no excuse. I must continue in the Word and continue to live on pitch. I am thankful for the 15 books I received on leadership, ministry and worship. I am grateful for the people I met along the way. I am convinced that you can’t go to a Cutting It Straight Conference and leave the same. I sure didn’t leave the same this year and I praise God for it! You can never go wrong when you rightly divide, and rightly handle God’s word. I am grateful for Pastor H.B. Charles and his vision. I am grateful for the Shiloh Church family and all the volunteers who prayed for us and took care of us. I am grateful for all the Pastors and Leaders who took their time to show us a more excellent way to serve and minister the Word. If you are able to attend next year I strongly encourage you to do so, you won’t leave the same.
Since the movie , Straight Outta Compton was released, people all over started using the phrase Straight Outta (fill in the blank) to identify and promote their hometown and other things like church, debt, etc. All of us could fill in the blank with something but no one can fill in the blanks like Jesus. Continue reading
Galatians 6:2-3English Standard Version (ESV)
2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 3 For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. Continue reading
Psalm 27:6 ESV And now my head shall be lifted up
above my enemies all around me,
and I will offer in his tent
sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make melody to the Lord
Today’s two words are HEADS UP
I love Psalm 27, the psalmist is not playing games in this entire text from the first verse until the last. There is no guess-work, no doubt about it. There isn’t any fear because he is safe and protected. Keep those heads up and start singing to the Lord.
Here’s a recent reality check for me. I ‘ve encountered a few situations where I had to ask myself am I merely toting and quoting the Bible or am I really living and giving like it says? Continue reading
The Winans sing about laboring in the vineyard in their song If I Labor. It has always been one of my favorites. We still have work to do as Christians. Let’s keep telling others about Christ. Happy Labor Day from Living on Pitch.
It’s always nice to end things on a high note. The two words “HE’S GREATER are indeed high notes for me. I think MercyMe’s song “Greater” captures the relationship we have with God perfectly. God is for me not against me. He loves me. He’s greater than any storm in my life. I’m even more encouraged by this uplifting message. Greater is He living inside of me than he who is in the world! Enjoy the video and keep living purposefully on pitch.