clay jars

Continue in your Faith – Colossians 1:22-23

Once saved, always saved!  I grew up hearing this repeated over and over, like a mantra.  The problem is that it’s deceiving.  Most people I hear using the phrase are referring to salvation as being something that happened at some point in the past, an event that makes ones eternity secure regardless what might happen later.  And it gives peace to those who love a believer who has turned from the truth.  But no matter how sincere and real a persons commitment to God was in the past, salvation is not a single point in time event. 22 But now …

Read more

clay jars

The Little Church That Could

This past Sunday Sue and I visited with what is arguably the smallest church in the association; and one that many would call the weakest and most insignificant. This is a church that was on the verge of closing a year ago, deep in debt, with only a handful of members, and on the verge of losing their pastor. Many people had written them off, giving them no chance of survival.