Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Job or Ministry?

Some people have a job in the church.
Others involve themselves in ministry.

What’s the difference?

If you do it just because no one else will... it’s a job!
If you do it to serve God... it’s a ministry!

If you quit because someone criticized you... it’s a job!
If you kept on serving in spite of criticism... it’s a ministry!

If you’ll do it only so long as it doesn’t interfere with other things... it’s a job!
If you’re committed to staying with it... it’s a ministry!

If you quit because no one ever praised or thanked you... it’s a job!
If you stay even though no one notices your efforts... it’s a ministry!

If you do it because someone else said it needs to be done... it’s a job!
If you do it because you sensed God saying it needs to be done... it’s a ministry!

It’s hard to get excited about a job.
It’s almost impossible not to get excited about a ministry!

An average church is filled with people doing jobs!
A great and growing church is filled with people involved in ministry!

Have you considered your ministry lately?

Friday, March 26, 2010

President Obama Loved Biden's F-Bomb?

Great... The offices of our United States President and Vice President are getting more vulgar every day. In fact, if you ask Joe Biden, his use of foul language isn't a big deal to the President of the UnVice  President Joseph R. Bidenited States.

Apparently Joe Biden is "laughing off" his use of a profanity on the national stage as it was picked up by nearby live microphones. He used the "f-word" during the White House ceremony surrounding President Obama's signing of the Democratic healthcare reform bill.

After a his introduction of the president, Biden leaned into Obama and stated: "This is a big [expletive] deal." (View video report from Associated Press)

Now... Even worse... On Wednesday night in the vice president told supporters at a fundraiser that Obama was not upset by his use of profanity in the setting. According to the report, Biden quoted President Obama as saying he considered "Joe's comment" as the "best thing" about the nationally televised signing ceremony.

So these are the men who are our leaders? One would at least expect an apology.

President Obama Loved Biden's F-Bomb? - Special Report w/ Bret Baier - FOXNews.com

Monday, March 01, 2010

NCAA Strikes Out Hate Speech

Straight from the Associated Press...

"The National Collegiate Athletic Association removed a Focus on the Family banner ad from one of its Web sites this week, NCAA spokesman Bob Williams said Wednesday.

The NCAA made the decision after some of its members - including faculty and athletic directors - expressed concern that the evangelical group’s stance against gay and lesbian relationships conflicted with the NCAA’s policy of inclusion regardless of sexual orientation, Williams said.

The ad in question was not about sexuality. It featured a father holding his son and the words, “All I want for my son is for him to grow up knowing how to do the right thing.” Like the Tebow ad, it included the address of Focus on the Family’s Web site and the slogan, “Celebrate Family. Celebrate Life.”

Focus on the Family spokesman Gary Schneeberger said that if such material were “all of a sudden labeled hate speech, we have deeper problems in our country than we even know.”"

What a hateful ad! This is only the beginning of the America's crack down on "hate speech." Need I say more?