This morning, we looked at Mark 7:1-8 in worship. It is a passage where the Pharisees came from Jerusalem to … Continue reading Some Thoughts from Mark 7:1-8
Growing up, I tried my hand at a lot of different sports. I was horrible at playing basketball. I could barely return a serve on the tennis court. My skills on the gridiron led to my junior high team losing every game in the only season I played; at least that is what my coach told me.
But, the one sport I always loved was wrestling. Now, I’m not talking about the WWE kind of wrestling with the outlandish characters and steel chairs. I’m talking about quality amateur wrestling that dates back to the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans. I was a heavyweight wrestler and I was about average. I won my fair share and I lost my fair share. I loved being around a sport that taught character and determination. Even after my knees gave out and I started to focus more time on my budding journalism career, I stayed involved and served as a ring announcer for high school tournaments and covered the sport in my sport reporting days. I would even serve as a referee. Continue reading “What is Protecting You?”
Last Sunday, we started to unveil God’s vision for Claylick by saying we would no longer play defense as a … Continue reading God’s Vision for Claylick UMC
They say the church is no longer needed today. That it has long served its purpose.
They say the church is just an ancient thing. That its teachings and beliefs are no longer relevant.
They say the church’s mission is no longer worth it. That no one is paying attention anymore, so the church would be better off just not trying.
Do you really believe any of that? Continue reading “God Needs You … We Need You”