South Park Baptist

Grand Prairie, Texas

  • Last Sunday we took time in our morning worship service to honor all veterans and their families! We do not always marry the national calendar to our church calendar, but this year I felt led to do so. Maybe because I have been reading “Last Stand at Khe Sanh: The U. S. Marines’ Finest Hour in Vietnam.”  This is my generation’s war, and although I did not have to go, I had many friends and men I knew who did. Yes, sometimes I feel a little guilty because these men and women never received their due respect and honor. Upon their return they were ridiculed, scorned and treated down right awful by people for whom they sacrificed so much to protect. 


  • Life brings many circumstances our way.  How do we view those circumstances and how do we ultimately respond? 

     

    During premarital counseling, and often during the wedding ceremony itself, I like to point out the great passage of scripture in Mathew 7: 24-28. Then I try to point out that if this couple will build their lives, their marriage, and their family on the solid rock, who is Jesus Christ, then when the rain and wind and storms of life come (and they certainly will), they will stand!


  • Psalm 92: 14 says, “They will still yield fruit In old age, they shall be full of sap and very green.” So I do not understand why a Christian who retires from work, thinks he can retire from serving the Lord! Why would a healthy, mobile, on the go follower of Christ pull back in their service to the Lord and His church?