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Why Church Numbers Matter

by Barry Lovett

When the number of folks walking through the doors of our Church is growing so is our opportunity to impact the lives of the people represented by those numbers. That’s why those numbers are important. In a discussion I had recently with someone about church growth the person said, “My Bible tells me to feed […]

We are Accountable

by Barry Lovett

“So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.”   Romans 14:12 Nothing happens if someone doesn’t consider himself accountable.  Yet Christian organizations in general and local churches in particular often are at their weakest when it comes to holding their members accountable.  All of us, I’m sure, have observed that when […]

Let’s Get Physical

by Barry Lovett

When God wanted to reveal Himself in a deeper way He did it through the incarnation…God becoming flesh, He got physical. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. As Christians we celebrate that. That celebration has become known as Christmas.  Christmas is all about God getting physical.  The spiritual became physical so that we […]

Cheerful Christian Giving

by Barry Lovett

“…so let him give, not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver.”  (II Corinthians 9:7) The story is told of a Preacher who wanted to see if a Farmer in his congregation was willing to support the Lord’s work.  So one day he confronted him with some very direct questions.  “If you […]

Why Christians Should Vote

by Barry Lovett

As a nation we are blessed to have a “government of the people, by the people, and for the people.”  But there’s one key requirement, participation of the people. And the most basic participation is voting.  When you vote you help determine who will lead our nation, make our laws and protect our liberties. Our […]