Pastor’s Heart (Page 9)

What Is Your Perception of God?

I think it is interesting how differently people perceive God. It saddens me how many people do not enjoy God personally and how many people have degraded God to a curse word or a peer of theirs. I also feel it is sad how many people blame God for things Satan should be getting the…

Pleasurable Peace

In my personal worship this week, I ran across two great truths that stirred my heart and caused me to contemplate some meditative thoughts. The verses are in Psalm 111 and 112. I would encourage you to read both of these Scriptures today as you continue your Lord’s Day observance. They are both incredibly rich…

Something New!

There is something new for us here at Summerville Baptist Church. With the help of Adam Umpleby, the oldest son of Lyle & Sharon, along with our secretaries (Sabina & Sharon), we now have a new website. The main reason for changing the website is to accommodate sermons to be posted on the website. Currently,…

2016 A Year in Review

Our year of focusing on being “Committed” in 2016 closed just a few weeks ago, and we have entered a new year of opportunity and potential for God’s glory and will being done in our lives. This year my prayer is that we will know our Lord more personally and intimately, so we can experience…

Experiencing God Through Knowing God

Our experience of God is founded and predicated on our knowledge of God in our own lives personally. This is the over arching theme of Scripture and the central message of redemption that runs throughout God’s Word, that He has revealed and preserved for man just as He promised to do. God often gets a…

Hope Thou In The Lord!

The source of our hope determines a lot of the reality of our experience in life. When we hope in government, a family member, a respected person, people in general, or even ourselves over the Lord, we will have a shaky experience of life at best. We will live life on a roller coaster of…

Supreme!

The word “supreme” is defined in the 1828 Webster’s Dictionary as “the highest in rank and authority, highest in degree or quality, greatest or highest possible, the ultimate and final.”  That  truly defines the God we worship today; He is the God of the Bible, the God of creation, and the only true and living…

“Peace, Be Still”

Far too often, too many of God’s children fail to enjoy and experience what God truly desires for each of them. God is definitely all powerful, to be sure. However, He has given us humans each our own freewill and the freedom of choices with which to exercise that will as we choose to do…

Making the New Year truly NEW!

We have turned the calendar page into a new year. The year of 2016 is history and 2017 is a whole year of unknown experiences and possibilities. For the past week and for a few weeks to come, we commonly say and hear the familiar greeting, “Happy New Year,” or maybe even the occasional, “Blessed…

Peace, Be Still

Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. Our theme this year is is taken from this text in the Old Testament along with a statement by Jesus in Mark 4:39 when He calms the storm that is causing…