Almost Serving PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chad Lynn   

“Almost” Serving


Simple words can say a lot.  “Almost” is akin to “nearly”, “just about”, “if only” & “next time.” These words speak of missed opportunities, aborted efforts and fumbled chances.  It is no great feat for someone to have “almost” done something.  Consider the following examples:


We almost won the battle.

I almost won the race.

I almost caught a huge fish.

I almost passed my test.

I almost finished building my house.

I almost got a raise.

He almost made it to the big leagues.


But what about in more important areas:

I almost had enough food to eat this week.

He almost survived the car crash.

I almost sought for forgiveness.


There is an old phrase that says “almost” only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades.  What good is it that Pilate almost did something to help Jesus?  Or what good is it that King Agrippa was almost persuaded to be a Christian (Acts 26:28)?  Almost serving God is not good enough.  How is almost doing what is right any different than doing what is wrong?


Why do you delay to serve God?  Perhaps doubt keeps you away, or guilt over sin, or how family will react to your choice to serve God?  Whatever hinders us, we are called to overcome.



For those who have already dedicated themselves to serving Jesus.  Consider these statements:


I almost gave them something to eat.

I almost gave them something to drink.

I almost invited a stranger in.

I almost clothed someone.

I almost came to visit him when he was sick.

I almost came to see him when he was in prison.

Matt 25:34-40


Let us serve not in word only but also in our deeds, 1 John 3:17-18.

The Way to God PDF Print E-mail
Written by Anonymous   

If my days were untroubled

and my heart always light,

Would I seek that fair land

where there is no night?

Should I never grow weary

with the weight of my load,

Would I search for God’s peace

at the end of the road?

What Must I Do? PDF Print E-mail

Hear the Word of God!
God has given us His revealed word so that we can know how to be pleasing to Him. The only way for us to come into a pleasing relationship with our Heavenly Father is to listen to His word, the Bible (Romans 10:16-17).

Going to Heaven PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ron Boatwright   

Our number one priority in this life must be to go to Heaven.  Nothing else is as important.  Jesus says in Matthew 6:33, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”  Our soul is the most precious thing we have.  There is nothing that can equal its value.  We read in Matthew 16:26, “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?  Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?”  One certainly does not profit in the tragic loss of his soul.

God's Use of Water PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kris Brewer   

Studying the use of water throughout the Bible is an interesting endeavor.  It is surprising to see how many accounts throughout the Bible center on the way that God uses water.  With this article, we want to examine just a few of the examples that we can find that show us how God has used water in the past, and how He continues to use it even today.

Noah’s Ark

In Genesis chapter 6, we find the account of Noah and his ark.  God commanded Noah to build the ark to save those who would listen to the message to repent and turn away from the wickedness that was causing God to destroy the whole earth.  Noah was not very successful in convincing others to heed the warning of God.  Only his own family  entered the ark that was prepared.  In the flood of Noah’s day, God used water to destroy all that were wicked.  In fact, the Genesis account records God’s thoughts for us in Genesis 6:6-7:



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