Cutting It Straight

CIS-Slider_BlueAfter 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.

Two Words -Encouragement

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.

 

Two Words on Relationships

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.