Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat Fall is upon us.  Soon little kids will be dressing up in their favorite costumes and knocking on doors to get candy!  I remember this time of the year like it was yesterday.  When I was young, we had a song we often sang that went like this: “Trick Or Treat, Smell...Continue reading

Why attend services?

Why attend services? Mckinley Pate Many people in the world today, do not think it is important to attend services regularly or even at all.  Many people have this idea that “church” is a building, a place we go; not ever realizing that “church” is who we are and not where we go.  Therefore as...Continue reading

Times are a changing!

Times are a changing! Mckinley Pate Years ago, I remember an elderly man make the statement “time are a changing.”  At the time I was just a young boy and didn’t understand what he meant.  Now that I am older, I understand what he was saying.  I don’t consider myself to be old yet, I’m...Continue reading

The Dinner Table as Spiritual Weapon

One of the strongest weapons you can use against the ever-increasing culture war can be found in practically every Christian home—the dinner table.  This nuclear arsenal is extremely effective and yet, sadly, under-utilized. In fact, in too many homes, Satan has convinced parents that drive thrus and grab-n-go meals are just as effective and satisfying....Continue reading

Worship – Is it for me or for God?

Recently I was told about a person who visited a certain congregation.  She only visited one time and never returned.  About a month later, one of the church members saw the visitor and invited her to come back to services again.  The visitor’s response was “the worship service was just not what I was looking...Continue reading

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