Rev. Stephen Bowie and Rev. Julane Nease were at City Hall today (Thursday) to present a check for $500 from Northwest Neighbors, Inc. to go toward the purchase of body-worn cameras for the police department. The Mayor and two Deputy Assistant Chiefs were present. The goal of Northwest Neighbors, Inc. is to create a more abundant life for people living in the northwest quadrant of the city. We participate in conversations about health care, the availability of public (library) and private (grocery store) businesses, education (YMCA and Good Shepherd…read more
There are five “finish lines” in the All.America program. This is the finish line of Compassion that at a preliminary meeting of MissionHOPE and AllRockford.org
I was recently musing over a request in a pastors forum for books on Revival. I never did quite determine if it was a history of revivals that the pastor was looking for but what happened as people started listing titles and Authors… and then I noticed something. Almost all the titles being offered were “why revival doesn’t come.” books. Why doesn’t revival happen in America? Why don’t we see another great revival again? Well to begin with, no one repents any more. Revival starts with repentance. 2 Corinthians…read more
Here are some of the images and quotations I made this month.
People claim to have a “Gospel conversation” without speaking the Gospel… You can be laying the foundation of a Gospel Conversation but until you actually speak the Gospel, you are just being moral. You may say, “Pastor what about 1 Corinthians 3:6-9. I am planning a seed or I am watering a soul. Only God gives the harvest.” The seed can indeed only be given life by God. What farmer prepares the ground without the intention of planting? What sower casts seed without anticipation of harvest? What farmer plans for…read more
“The children of God are a holy people; —for this very purpose were they born and brought into the world, that they should be holy; for this they were redeemed with blood and made a peculiar people. God’s end in election, the end of all his purposes, is not answered until they become a people “zealous of good works.” Charles Spurgeon