Pastor’s Heart

The Power of Prayer

It is amazing to me how many professing Christians that I have known over the years of ministry are skeptical about the reality of prayer. They do it only because they know the Bible says to, but they do it half heartily and haphazardly because they do not really believe it matters in the grand…

Choices Determine Outcomes

The sum of our lives is the result of the choices we make. Our choices determine how we live and how we live determines the product of the days of our lives lived here on earth. We choose the directions we head in life, the people we live our lives with, and the things we…

Being a Biblical Church

I desire Summerville Baptist Church to be always being a biblical church no matter who the body is made up of and the pastor may be. For that to be true, we must all be constantly and consistently praying for the Lord’s church here and each of the members in it to be biblical in…

“How Should We Then Live?”

This is a question that became the title of a book and documentary that was published in 1976. It was the work of theologian Francis Schaeffer, who wrote it based on research of our society shifting from a Judeo-Christian ethic of morality where God and His Word is the standard of moral truth to the…

Remembering Memorial Day

Memorials are all about reminding us of important and significant people, places, and particular events that have shaped our history to where we are today. Our calendar is being filled with special days of recognition. In fact, some days are recognized for more than one thing. However, this weekend stands out as a significant and…

Good Theology Offers a Good Life

What we believe affects the experience of our lives. So many people we see every week, and perhaps someone here today, are living a life that is hopeless, empty, and seemingly vain. The cause of their hopelessness, emptiness, and purposelessness is the beliefs they hold. When our faith gives us no hope, then life is…

Happy Mother’s Day!

Theology is the teachings of God. It is truth from God about Himself, about our own selves, about how we relate to Him, and about how He wants us to live life for His glory. Truth influences what we believe and what we believe determines how we live on earth, as well as where we…