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A Cooperative Spirit!

Why is it so hard for people to work together? Why is it almost impossible for family members to get along and accomplish a simple task? Why does it take an extra incentive for two people to lay aside peculiarities and preferences to labor as one? Why is it taboo for two pastors, of like faith and practice, to work together in the SAME community? Continue reading

FAITHFULNESS: A Necessary Attribute To Authentic Christian Service

Pastor Andrew SchankRecently, I was reminded of a statement given by the late William Carey (1761-1834), father of modern missions, which he gave concerning his outlook on life. He stated, “I can plod… I can persevere to any definite pursuit“. Some might think this to be boastful, but it is really a statement made in faith. In the midst of deepest trials, God’s children can take one step in front of another and be faithful to their Lord! Whether in the loss of a loved one or in the midst of deepest poverty, one can be found FAITHFUL. This was the legacy of Brother Carey! Continue reading

The Drudge Of Holding A Grudge!

Pastor Andrew SchankEverybody knows what it is like to hold a grudge against someone. This is not something we know little about. In fact, we see it portrayed as acceptable in the entertainment world, and justified by real world examples. Millions of dollars are spent each year in the health care arena treating people who just need to forgive and let go of their grudges! God has a lot to say about this subject!

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The Unattractive Side Of Prayer…

Pastor Andrew SchankThe prayer life of the believer is where the real work is done. So much goes on in, around and through the child of God when he or she is engaged in prayer. An unseen battle is waged and soon becomes tiresome. One only has to look at the Matthew’s account of the night Jesus was betrayed to see this (Matthew 26:36-46). If only people could see what an opportunity there really is in PRAYER! Continue reading

Are You In God’s Will?

Will of GodThe will of God, for a Christian, is the most important issue of his/her life. It cannot be stressed enough, nor can it be overemphasized. God has a will for our lives and it is as unique as our fingerprints. Every successful Christian servant, even by the lowest standard, has a deep appreciation for the precious knowledge of God’s will for their life. Continue reading

A Call To Prayer!

IMG_3472On Sunday afternoon, February 16, 1992, an hour or so after I was saved by God’s amazing grace, there was a nudge upon my soul that I never felt before. It was the call to prayer! Just as instinctive as it is for a newborn to desire milk from his/her mother, so it is with every child of God when it comes to the issue of prayer. There is a longing from deep within to call unto the Lord! Continue reading

Advice For The Godly Employee!

IMG_3504Since I entered the workforce at the age of 16, I have noticed a common thread that winds itself through every man, woman or young person who endeavors to work for someone else. This thin, but brightly colored thread is that of discontentment! It shows itself in varying degrees, and will morph into other sins if not dealt with. Understanding this fact of reality, virtually every business owner and office manager desires to have an employee that will do his or her job with the least amount of drama; regardless of circumstances. Continue reading