The Future Tense of the Good News

A sermon delivered by Joel Snider, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga., on April 29, 2012. Isaiah 35 Morning Prayer:        O God, our Father, we pray claiming the promise that you know what we need before we ask it.  Forgive the pettiness or the immaturity of our...

How You Can Face the Future with Confidence

Thresholds can be frightening. Our ancient ancestors felt that thresholds were dwelling places for evil spirits. They believed that stepping on a threshold made them vulnerable to the spirits that lurked there, so they were careful to avoid them. Often, they posted...

Five Trends That Will Affect Churches

Forty years ago, Alvin and Heidi Toffler wrote “Future Shock,” a groundbreaking book about what we could expect in the future. It was a challenging and, in many ways, accurate forecast. Some of its projections are still coming to pass. Toffler Associates...

Hopes “ Not Resolutions “ For the New Year

As the current year comes to a close and the so-called new year dawns, many people see the transition as an opportunity to make changes in their life. Many of us have probably boasted grand “New Year’s resolutions” in some form or another and went on...