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ten things I love about church

10. Ken Jackson - Paul Guinther - Jason Ondo - Jason Stewart9. Ryan Favre8. Brent Holsberry - Jack Cummings - Tyler Colley - Charlie Burnam and the rest of the T&B Youth7. Allen Carr and family6. Larry Suttle - Ken Holsberry - Greg Stanford - Elmer Johnson5. Mustangs 4 Christ4. Ruth Kizer - Virginia Hearn and the Wed morning ladies Bible class - The Sassy Sisters 3. The Colley - Green - Schulte - Studdard family.2. Joe, Karen and Matt Kohler1. My Band of BrothersTen is not enough to list the things that I love about the church. it is the tool through which Christ offers redemption to the world. simply HIS,jb

top ten frustrating things...

A couple of weeks ago, I read Trey Morgans --10 Things that Frustrate Me as a Minister -- Here is my list...…


10. "Because we have always done it this way" answers. Questions deserve scriptural examination and discussion; both sides may learn something.
9. Standing on songs that have the word stand, stand-up, I will rise, etc. in them. We don't kneel when the song has the word kneel in it...
8. People who place form of corporate worship over living a daily life of discipleship.
7. People who threaten to change churches if they do not get their way.
6. People who do not follow through with number 7.
5. Elders who see themselves as more CEO's than shepherds of the flock.
4. The "us versus them" attitude. It is not a war against flesh and blood. (2 Peter 3:9 God is patiently waiting wanting for all men to come to repentance).
3. Wrapping the Cross in a flag. (it contributes to number 4) We should be proud to live in America, but our citizenship is in another, far more…

A question

Yesterday I spoke with a friend. He called and asked a question that is difficult to answer. You see my friend's wife underwent a liver transplant this past year. Everything went great with the transplant, in fact doctors were amazed at the lack of complications, even going so far to say or infer that it was a "God thing."

Well now it seems that the suppressed immunity that allowed such a successful acceptance of the liver has allowed cancer to spread rapidly through her body. As you can imagine, she is tired and leery of chemo...so my friend admitted to me that he wants to encourage his wife to continue to fight, to explore and exhaust every availability of treatment. She is reluctant, he is scared and there are questions.

My friend admits to me that he is afraid of being left alone if she dies. He is hurting and confused, and scared. So I am asking if you will pray for my friends Paul and Kathleen.

simply HIS,
jb