Wednesday, September 19, 2018


I surely missed seeing you Sunday and look forward to fellowship with you this evening.  I will preach this Sunday MEASURED LOSS from Philippians 3:1-11.  It is a very timely message in light of the loss we see others experiencing just up the road from us.  We should remember times when (HUGO) other storms left us dependent on others for help.  Might I prompt you to attend Disaster Relief Training Oct. 13 at Rock Hill First Baptist Church? You can then be ready to go help our neighbors in NC.  Go to for more information or give an offering to Disaster Relief by clicking on the Florence tab on the front page.  This offering will go directly to help storm victims from Hurricane Florence.  I am very proud of Southern Baptists when we have the opportunity to respond so quickly.
Coach/Pastor John

Saturday, September 8, 2018


Romans 8:28--Our Wednesday night Bible Study memorized this verse two weeks ago. It is a coffee cup verse.  Most know it.  Since that night, this verse just keeps coming to me by several avenues.  This morning, in the context of other dawn lessons, God brought me to this verse again challenging me to be a leader who is obedient, a leader who is forgiving and a leader who is generous.  I am committed to that.  In Ecclesiastes 3:11, "He has made everything beautiful in its time" spoke to me that not all things are beautiful in the present but each will, according to God's purpose, find its beauty in due time.  Paul writes to us that we can KNOW this as lovers of God. Now let's get busy living this out before one another and unto one another.
"For we know that all things work together for good to those who love God and are the called according to His purpose."  Romans 8:28
Coach/Pastor John