Saturday, August 13, 2016

What happened to conversation?

We live in a different time and that's okay. Nothing stays the same. Things are constantly changing and technology is a major player in our changing world. One thing the technology of social media has helped change is our inability to carry on a conversation.

I read a very good article on Facebook about the reasons people leave their church. It was so good that. I shared it with some leaders in our church and some pastor friends. As I was reading the article I thought of my church. I thought about some people that have left our church over the years and I wondered why talking to one another wasn't much of an option. Meaningful conversation is almost

I know we all hate confrontation and we think that if we sit down to talk confrontation can't be avoided but learning to talk to one another would help things a lot. I was trying to mend a rift with a family a few years back and someone mentioned in conversation that we had lost them. I didn't know that. I have seen people who were a part of a church suddenly singing the praises of another church on a Facebook status. I felt bad for their former pastors. I saw a picture one day on Facebook and laughed and said to myself, well I don't reckon they come to my church anymore.

If you ever feel like you want to leave your church do yourself a favor, talk to your pastor. Maybe you will leave and it is right, but it won't be right unless you talk to your shepherd. Most of the time issues can be fixed, but if not, leave on a good note. Talk to your pastor and have a conversation with them. We would appreciate it.

Pastor and Diana Hobbs.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sunday Night Revival Services

Join Berea Church of God for our Sunday night revival services beginning on August 28th at 6:00 p.m. and hear the word of God from the following dynamic speakers:

August 28th Michael Addison
September 11th Stephen Lyons
September 18th Jonathon Procter
September 25th State Overseer Bruce Rabon

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

ANNOUNCEMENT: Sunday Evening Service

There will be no Sunday evening services through August 21st. We will resume our normal schedule on August 28th.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Election Season 2016

Today the first votes of the 2016 Presidential election will be cast. It amazes me that a Socialist has the possibility of winning an election in this country. This Socialist is doing so well on the Democratic Party side that a Leftist like Mrs. Clinton is moving farther left. If I was a Liberal I'd like to think that my cause has crossed the line & headed for a full blown European Socialist style of governing, but who knows. Then on the Conservative side a blustering business man without a filter has shaken up the race. The man in second has a Conservative record that's impeccable, but some people say he's unlikeable. To see this great country so far left hurts my heart but if someone is unlikeable you can't win them to your side. We shall see how it all shakes out. Two things: God is sovereign. He raises up one & brings down another. He's large & in charge. Period. Rest in that. Also, we can't win people who don't like us. We have to win their respect before they'll ever listen to our message. So Christians must be liked & respectful if we want to win people to Jesus. Pray for this great country. Pray for the church. Be blessed.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

There’s a change in the air

Nothing stays the same. Nature teaches us this. But so does experience. Experience tells us that our current situation is bound to change sometime. So our challenge is two-fold: first, we have to prepare ourselves for inevitable change and second we can’t get all wrapped up in our current place.
Many people hate change, but think about how boring life would be if there was never any variety.
Change is stimulating. Change is challenging. Change is coming whether we like it or not. So let’s get ready to accept it and ask God to give us the wisdom to know how to deal with whatever the changing circumstance may be.
Staying the same may be comfortable but it can bite you in the future. Think of it like this; you are so comfortable with your house that you never change a thing. Colors, style, furniture, appliances are the same. You’re happy and content, but when you want to sell your house the potential buyers are scared away because your dated house will cost too much to upgrade.
We can’t let our fear of change keep us stuck. Pray for wisdom. Ask God for understanding and guidance. He’ll help you. Now get ready to tackle your changing life.