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Underwater StatueI was driving this afternoon on Bay Street West. Of course, there were lots of tourist-visitors. One person’s t-shirt caught my eye. In bright neon letters it said: “It’s All About Me”.
To be honest, it’s all together too easy for believers in Jesus to think the same; even if we don’t admit it or say it out loud.


The Lordship of Jesus the Christ means that followers of Him cannot ever say “no” to Him. Never.

If He is our Lord. Then He is our biggest Boss!

When we do say “no” to Jesus, we are “too big for our britches” and/or we have shrunk Him in our thinking.

Back in the New Testament days, John the Baptist gained a rather high profile; then the Lord Jesus appeared one day to be baptized and to start His public ministry.

On that occasion John immediately put himself in proper 2nd place to Christ the Lord.

He said: “He must increase and I must decrease.”

May we say and mean the same because it is not about us.


Elders PrayerZechariah 4:6B gives believers an important truth:
” …  not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of hosts”.

Each Lord’s Day morning at about 10:30 the Pastors meet in my office to pray for God the Holy Spirit to mightily move in the Worship Service exalting Christ & transforming Christ’s followers & calling the lost to repentance-faith.

This is not a ritual. This is a necessity.

2 Corinthians 10:3-4:
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ …”.

James 5:16B: ” … The effective prayer of the righteous man can accomplish much”.

When we pray, God works; when we fail to pray, we merely work.


Smiling KidsMy office has thin window panes. I love it because I can hear what’s going on in the church parking lot.
This morning I heard the singing voice of a very young child.
He was in enthusiastically singing “I love to tell the story of Jesus and his love”.
I clear example of a brand-new heart at a very young age.
Do you and I love to tell the story? When did we last do so?
What’s in our insides comes out to the outside.
Ephesians 5:18-19:
” … be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord …”


WatchThis is my grandfather Witherspoon’s watch. It is at least 50 years old.
By accident I went swimming with it this week. It is not labeled to be water-resistant or water-proof. Yet it is still keeping perfect time; to me this is pure craftsmanship & grace.
Like the believer’s state as put forward in Philippians 2:12B – 13:
” … work out your salvation with fear and trembling (craftsmanship); for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure (grace)”


CBC StaffThis is our church’s quality & fun on-site ministry team.
We meet together every Tuesday morning for Bible study, prayer and administrative communication.
It is always one of the highlights of my week!
We all have different roles. Yet one shared ambition: Facilitating service to Christ among our brothers & sisters who make up the Incredible Body of Christ, to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 12:27 captures this:
“Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it.”
How about passing along encouragement to any of the members of this team when you see them next?
It is truly our pleasure to serve the King of Kings by serving you all!