Living Foundations for the Church
????? years ago the building on this site was called Aldersgate Methodist Church. The congregation was quite small; and their new pastor, Dr. Bill Ritchie, was about 25 years old and fresh from seminary. Through a series of events, Bill was asked to take a teaching position at Western Washington University. Because the congregation was small, his superiors agreed to allow him to pastor and work on campus at the same time. Well, he took this campus job on like it was a pastorate. He spent lots of time with students and was very relational with the other professors.
I’m sure at least one time in all our lives we have said, "The problem is too big and/or the provision is too small." (You don’t have to tell the story, recall a circumstance when you went through something like that.)
How Does Communion Help Us to Forget and Remember Some Things?
Pastor Bob Stone, Selected passages
How many of you remember trivia? Some of us have great memories for minutia, but most people don’t, because trivia is not usually important to their lives.
Some events and experiences, on the other hand, are hard wired into our memories because they helped to shape our lives for good or bad. We usually remember things that define us and shape us!
Part 2 of the Series, "Living Foundations for the Church"
1 Peter 2:4-12
(Why should I go to church on a regular basis? Why is it many don't attend church services?)
Why is it some churches/people grow and others don’t?
Part 1 of the Series, "Living Foundations for the Church"
1 Peter 2:4-12
by Pastor Bob Stone
Word pictures help us to see, feel and desire. Vividness makes the difference when we are trying to understand spiritual truth. And when it came to communicating through images, Jesus was a master. He used them frequently and skillfully with His audiences to express deep and difficult truths.