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Confessions of an Ashamed Pastor

April 10, 2014 | by: Ricky Jones | 1 Comments

On most days shame overwhelms me. On most days I feel like I have disappointed those who know me best. On most days I feel like I have earned the scorn that I am sure everyone feels toward me. On most days I am so disappointed with myself, that I cannot even remember what Jesus thinks of me.... Keep Reading

While Christians have had their warts, we must remind ourselves that Christianity has had a tremendous positive impact on science, modern education, and social change for centuries. ... Keep Reading

Never Stop Asking Too Much

March 28, 2014 | by: Ricky Jones | 2 Comments

Because Jesus lives, we know he is still working. He is working to build his church that will prevail against the gates of hell. He is still working to find his lost sheep and bring them home. He will not stop working until he has redeemed every inch of this world, His world. ... Keep Reading

Facebook, Time Machines and Easter

March 25, 2014 | by: Ricky Jones | 0 Comments

We long for the old days when life seemed simple. But we find no joy in looking back. True joy comes from the promise of Easter. The promise of a future day when love will never again lead to heartbreak. ... Keep Reading

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Help! I raised an Atheist

March 13, 2014 | by: Ricky Jones | 4 Comments

Despite our best efforts, sometimes our children shock us by rejecting our faith. How do good Christians raise atheists? What should they do after they have? ... Keep Reading

Lent is Good for Me

March 6, 2014 | by: Ricky Jones | 1 Comments

Lent does not lend itself to commercialism or emotion. Instead it calls for a long, self-reflective, obedience best practiced in community. ... Keep Reading

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What is Church Membership good for?

February 27, 2014 | by: Ricky Jones | 1 Comments

We think of a member as someone who comes to meetings and pays dues. But the bible talks about membership as being a part of the body. If I were to cut off your finger, I would have dismembered you. A church member is a connected part of Christ's body. No honor could possibly be sweeter than that. ... Keep Reading

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What is Glory?

February 19, 2014 | by: Ricky Jones | 0 Comments

Christians struggle to describe heaven. We do not really understand what God is calling us toward, therefore we don't really understand what we need to be doing now to get there. Jesus calls us to enter his joy. The joy of losing ourselves in the activity of making someone else happy. In heaven, we will be in Christ bringing joy to the Father and the Son. By making their joy complete, we will be complete. ... Keep Reading

When God Shows Up

February 3, 2014 | by: Ricky Jones | 0 Comments

God powerfully blessed our baptism service yesterday. Maybe He blessed it because the service required a couple of rather huge compromises. Or maybe God moved two men to make huge compromises because he wanted to bless a service. Either way, when God shows up you are glad. ... Keep Reading

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Can I Take Pride in My Spiritual Growth?

January 8, 2014 | by: Ricky Jones | 0 Comments

When we accomplish some goals and conquer some bad habits we feel a healthy sense of joy. How do we keep pride from ruining those accomplishments?... Keep Reading

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