The Bible in America Study reports that 62 percent of the people in the communities surrounding our churches would like to read the Bible more. Another study reports 87 percent of the people in our churches want help understanding the Bible better. Yet, Bible reading is waning. Recent studies demonstrate that in one generation the […]

Thanksgiving is a time for joy. It’s a time when our hearts are filled with gladness because of all the blessings we have received from God. As I celebrate Thanksgiving, I remember the helpful tips the Apostle Paul gives us in finding joy in his letter to the church at Philippi. Philippians 1:3–11 3 I thank […]

  As we have been celebrating Glasgow Baptist Church’s bicentennial, I have found myself looking through different things from the church’s history.  One thing I have enjoyed reading has been some of the old newsletters. In fact, the church has bound books from different years until 1978 of the newsletters. In the November 15, 1931 […]

This Sunday, April 15, Glasgow Baptist Church has the privilege to celebrate its 200th Birthday. Being founded just 19 years after Glasgow was established as a city, Glasgow Baptist Church still is located in its original location. While the buildings have changed and evolved over the years, the mission of the church remains the same […]

Comfort zones are safe places to be; however, they can be detrimental to us if we let them control us. I remember my first time out on my own as a salesman. I was to drive to businesses that my company was not doing business with and try to convince them to do business with […]

Chance are you have been offended by someone.  Someone has said or done something that has upset you. It may have been so painful or offensive that it causes you to become worked up just thinking about the person or the event that took place. The Bible says, Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, […]

Let’s be honest, no one is perfect, right? Only Jesus is perfect. Therefore, it is highly likely we will offend someone at some point.  Hopefully, no one starts their day looking to hurt someone, but it does happen. Sometimes we offend people by our words, other times it may be our actions. Sometimes we hurt […]

If you have ever gotten your vehicle stuck in the mud or snow, then you understand how difficult it can be to become unstuck. Sometimes you can work the automobile back and forth to get yourself free. But, other times it takes someone or something to push you to get you out. Continue reading

In his book, Developing the Leader Within You, John Maxwell says leadership is influencing. Someone else has said if someone is influenced by you, then you’re a leader. Now you can debate the idea of leadership, but the truth is we all influence people. If you are a parent, you influence your children or grandchildren. You have influenced someone because you purchased something and someone else tried it out or liked it, and they went and bought it themselves.  Everyone influences someone. The question is how are you influencing people? As a believer, we are called to be a light in a dark world.(Matthew 5:16)

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If you have been part of the local church for very long, you know there are moments when you have been discouraged by the way things were going. In fact, your discouragement may have led you to stay home, or maybe to do or say things that were hurtful.

 

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