On My Mind
by Rod Harris on September 18th, 2023
I just want to touch base quickly this morning on a few “housekeeping” issues.  First, Good News Club starts today at Robertson Elementary!  Pray for our team as they start back loving and sharing the gospel with the kids at Robertson.  Why not stop right now and pray for them?  Set an alarm and pray for them at 3:00 this afternoon.  They meet from 3:00-4:00 PM.I also wanted to remind you that the...  Read More
Just a Thought
by Rod Harris on September 11th, 2023
For the last two weeks, I’ve taken the opportunity in this space to talk about the church.  We’ve noted that the church is essential to our spiritual well-being.  Not just helpful, should you choose to be part but essential to your spiritual life.  There is no biblical justification for the “Lone Ranger” believer.  You need the church and the church needs you.  Last time we talked about the church...  Read More
Just a Thought
by Rod Harris on September 5th, 2023
Last week, in this article, I argued that the church is essential to the life of the Christian.  Let’s take that a bit further.  The word translated “church” in the New Testament is “ekklesia,” meaning the assembly.  Ekklesia is a gathering of people.  We are saved as individuals but individuals who are intended to gather.  So, gathering is not something the church does, it is what the church is. ...  Read More
Just a Thought
by Rod Harris on August 28th, 2023
I mentioned Sunday morning that I sometimes feel like Rip Van Winkle.  I have woken to find that I’ve been asleep for the last 20 years and the world has changed.  Well, I haven’t been asleep, but the world has changed.  Church has always been central to my life.  I’ve never known a stretch of time in my life without church.  We like to think that America is a Christian nation.  While it is true t...  Read More
Just a Thought
by Rod Harris on August 21st, 2023
Religious liberty long a cherished truth in American history and culture is under attack.  Often referred to as, “Our first liberty.”  The first amendment to our constitution guarantees the right to worship as one pleases without governmental interference.  What was deeply cherished in America historically is not mere “toleration” but religious liberty or freedom.  Now notice is said, “historicall...  Read More
The Mind of the Pastor
by Rod Harris on August 14th, 2023
It’s my favorite show.  I can watch it over and over and never grow tired of it.  I love to come home to Mayberry.  A simpler time.  A slower pace.  A place where not much happens.  Oh sure, occasionally a Mrs. Lesh might try to swindle you on a car deal or some bookie barber might trick Floyd into letting him set up shop in Mayberry but for the most part things are pretty quiet.  It’s a nice cont...  Read More