By Res Spears Message delivered December 2, 2018 at Liberty Spring Christian Church One of the benefits of being an only child is that I never had to compete with brothers or sisters for attention or for seconds at the dinner table or for anything, really. Some people would say that the atmosphere tends to create spoiled children who grow up to be spoiled adults. Whatever. They’re just jealous. Anyway, since I never had to worry about brothers and sisters beating me to the presents on Christmas morning, I was never in a huge hurry to open them. I wasn’t … Continue reading Wake up and watch out!
By Res Spears Message delivered November 25, 2018 at Liberty Spring Christian Church I trust you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and pushed yourselves away from your tables with slightly more difficulty than usual. Our family was blessed to celebrate for the first time with the family of one of our sons-in-law, and we made some great memories. Our daughter, Desiree, loves to put together silly games that get the family laughing and competing for dollar store prizes. You’d be surprised at how competitive some people who shall remain nameless can be for a green sponge with an alien head … Continue reading A Meal and a Sacrifice
By Res Spears Message delivered November 11, 2018 at Liberty Spring Christian Church A King called ‘Servant’ Have you ever struggled with the feeling that people just weren’t paying attention? You’ve been talking and talking, and what you’ve been saying is really important, but it just doesn’t seem to be getting through. It’s almost as if you’re talking to the wall. Of course you know what that’s like. Most of you have been parents or grandparents with young children in your homes. And many of you have had husbands, so I’m not telling you about some strange concept here. You’ve … Continue reading Called to serve
By Res Spears Message delivered November 4, 2018 at Liberty Spring Christian Church Some of you know that Annette and I celebrated our anniversary yesterday. Seventeen years. It seems like so much longer. OK, so that’s my favorite joke. Annette has been hearing it for 17 years, and I think she’d be the first to tell you that it never gets old. Right, honey? Well, the truth is that our time together has probably seemed a lot longer for her than it has for me. I’m the one who got the great deal in this arrangement. She got the factory … Continue reading Don’t be corrupted
By Res Spears Delivered October 21, 2018 at Liberty Spring Christian Church You all probably have recognized by now that I love to tell embarrassing stories about myself. And some of you have probably heard this one before, but it’s one of my favorites, because it tells you something about me AND something about my mother. As hard as it may be to believe, I was not a perfect child. I’ll pause a moment while you collect yourselves. No, I wasn’t always perfect, and sometimes I wasn’t always even good. And sometimes I chose to cause problems for my mother … Continue reading Be ready for discipline
09/30/2018 message at Liberty Spring Christian Church “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: The One who holds the seven stars in His right hand, the One who walks among the seven golden lampstands, says this: ‘I know your deeds and your toil and perseverance, and that you cannot tolerate evil men, and you put to the test those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and you found them to be false; and you have perseverance and have endured for My name’s sake, and have not grown weary. ‘But I have this against you, that … Continue reading First Love
September 8, 2018 sermon When Esther’s words were reported to Mordecai, he sent back this answer: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:12-14) Last week, we talked about how, during times of change, we can find hope in our changeless God. Parts of today’s … Continue reading God Has A Plan For Such A Time
Message delivered September 2, 2018 at Liberty Spring Christian Church, Suffolk, VA Good morning, church! Well, I don’t know about you guys, but something feels … I don’t know … different here today. I can’t quite put my finger on it. Lauren, did you change your hair? Is that it? Maybe it’s just because I’m looking at everyone from the pulpit. But that can’t be it, because I’m still facing the same direction that I always face. Now, my family and I have been members of Liberty Spring Christian Church for only a couple of years, so we don’t … Continue reading The changed and the unchanging