The Next Generation of Servants

by Pastor Billy Chidester
 
I pray that all is well with you this week. As I was praying this morning, some concerns came to my mind. Earlier this week I read an article by Greg Koukl. He said, “The most important generation is always the next generation.” As I thought about this I realized that there is much truth in that statement. Judges 
2:10 says, “That whole generation was gathered to their ancestors. After them another generation rose up who did not know the Lord or the works He had done for Israel.” For the next generation to know the Lord, the current generations in the church must be all about teaching  and training them. Read more…


Begging God

by Pastor Billy Chidester
 
 
Have you ever wandered what Jesus’ prayer life looked like? The Bible gives us a glimpse of His prayer life in numerous places in the New Testament, but I’d like to bring your attention to one in particular. Look at Hebrews 5:7:
 
“During His earthly life, He offered prayers and appeals with loud cries and tears to the One who was able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverence.”  Read more…


Communicating Well

by Pastor Billy Chidester
 
Communication is one of the most important disciplines in life. I call it important because communication is what makes or breaks relationships. I have seen that faulty communication has caused great problems in my marriage, in my relationship with my kids, in relationships at church, work and school. The list goes on and on. Why? Because wherever we go we engage in relationships. The same is true in our relationship with God. Faulty communication and lack of communication will always spell disaster in our relationship with God. In our relationship with God, as well as our relationship with everyone else, communication takes practice. What I would like to do now is give you just a few practical thoughts about your personal communication with God (i.e. pray).