Sunday, October 15, 2017


Truncated sermon notes

"Fear the Lord and serve Him."  --Deuteronomy 10:20

Mythunderstandings about serving.

     1. To serve means to volunteer.  Not so.
     2. To serve is a type of physical labor.  Never too old nor incapacitated to serve.  Prayer, e.g.
     3. To serve means short-term mission trips.  Often the "missionary" is served more than others.
     4. To serve means random acts of kindness. Even non-Christians practice this.  Everyone should be kind.

These are all things we can do to make us feel better about ourselves.  True service implies self-denial.

Service is a two-sided coin.  It is a passion for God and true compassion for others.

Are you worshiping God with your best or with your least?  See. Genesis 3: Abel and Cain.

 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.  --Romans 12:1

Ask yourself
     1.  What am I willing to sacrifice in order to serve God better?
     2.  What consumes my passions and energy?
     3.  How would I describe my offering of worship?
     4.  Do I work hard to serve my own agenda or the needs of others?
     5.  Am I serving God by offering my best?

Pastor spoke of the Last Supper, of Jesus service by washing the feet of the disciples and many other pertinent things.  The best laugh was evoked by the question, "Would you make a reservation for 26 so that your entire party can sit on one side of the table?"

Pastor Johnnie Blair
Sunday morning

Friday, September 22, 2017

Believe It

Add to the stupid criminals list:

Yesterday, fifteen-year old girl a couple counties over made a meeting arrangement to sell marijuana.  Customers, two young men, stole her drugs and absconded with same.

She called the police on them.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Comfortably Well-to-do

It'd take a mere six- or seven hundred people kicking in a hundred nine bucks apiece to ensure my financial peace.  But do go ahead and enroll in the FPU classes-- Ol' Dave needs the money.
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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Why old people

waste food.

Grocery shopping.

Milk, 1/2 gallon = $2.39

Milk,    1 gallon = $!.99

You can't make this stuff up. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Not Easy At All

Bob (attempting to write a paragraph): What's the word for people you don't know?  It won't come to me.

Mrs. W:  Strangers?

Bob:  That's it!  That'll work  (continues writing)

Increasingly the story of my life.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Too Easy

HRC's new book What Happened? was recently released.  In two words

She lost.

Just saved you eighteen bucks.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Ain't it Funny?

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While we were eating lunch a few moments ago, Narvel Felts came on the background music singing, "Ain't it funny how time slips away?"

I listened for awhile, turned to Mrs. W and said, "Looking back at age 83, it ain't so darn funny.  Where did it go?"

The tear still dampens the side of my nose.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Church is Jesus' Hot Mamma

Snippet from Johnnie Blair's message, Sunday morning.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Barney Miller

Wojciehowicz reads description of the missing horse:  Brown eyes, brown hair, about six foot three, weighs 1200 pounds.

(Twinkle in his eye)   How about we don't tell them its a horse, Barn?

Barney: We better tell them; they might find someone.

Oh, man.  I loved that show.  Always cracks me up.

(Catch it Sunday nites on antenna tv.)


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Forward Thinking

Philippians 3:12 - 4:1.  Paul continues his admonition to the church at Philippi.

Religious practices will not save.  Only through faith are we saved.

God changes lives.
Christ offers transforming power to develop the image of God within you.

Don't look back.
Remember Lot's wife. (Luke 17:32)

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God delivered the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt.
Yet they moaned, Let us return to Egypt.
 They were in bondage to their bondage.


The Prize:  Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
Seek His face; become what He wants you to be. 

Leave the things of the world behind and run to Me. --Jesus

Our citizenship is in Heaven.
Don't forget who you are in Christ Jesus.
Don't forget whose you are.


Pastor's declaration over us:
You will stop listening to the voices of the world.
You will listen to the Voice of the One that matters,
The One who needs you; 
He who gave Himself for you.

Pastor Johnnie Blair
Sunday morning