Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Chapel Hill Events Begin Friday

I will be teaching during a youth retreat sponsored by Chapel Hill Baptist Church, June 3-5, 2011.  The retreat will be held at St. George Island Christian Retreat Center at St. George Island, Florida.  After completing the youth retreat on Sunday, I'll begin teaching the church's Vacation Bible School on Monday, June 6th and continuing through Friday, June 10th.  The children's VBS will begin at 10am and end at noon at Megg's Barn off Riverton Road in Tallahassee, Florida..  The VBS will feature lessons and activities included in the "Big Apple Adventure" Vacation Bible School.  I will also be guest speaker during the church's monthly men's meeting Monday, June 6, 2011 begins at 6:30pm at the church office located at 3471 N. Monroe Street, Suite 3, in Tallahassee.

For more information or directions on any of these events call (850) 222-6900.

NOTE: For up-to-date information on my preaching schedule visit the schedule page of the JCEA ministry website. If you would like to receive schedule information via e-mail follow this link: Subscribe to James Croft Ministry Opportunities by Email.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Let Honor Meet Honor



 
Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. —Matthew 6:1
 
I’ve always been impressed by the solemn, magnificent simplicity of the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. The carefully choreographed event is a moving tribute to soldiers whose names—and sacrifice—are “known but to God.” Equally moving are the private moments of steady pacing when the crowds are gone: back and forth, hour after hour, day by day, in even the worst weather.

In September 2003, Hurricane Isabel was bearing down on Washington, DC, and the guards were told they could seek shelter during the worst of the storm. Surprising almost no one, the guards refused! They unselfishly stood their post to honor their fallen comrades even in the face of a hurricane.

Underlying Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 6:1-6, I believe, is His desire for us to live with an unrelenting, selfless devotion to Him. The Bible calls us to good deeds and holy living, but these are to be acts of worship and obedience (vv.4-6), not orchestrated acts for self-glorification (v.2). The apostle Paul endorses this whole-life faithfulness when he pleads with us to make our bodies “a living sacrifice” (Rom. 12:1).

May our private and public moments speak of our devotion and wholehearted commitment to You, Lord.

Grant me the strength this day, O Lord, to persevere,
to return honor to Your name where I am serving.
My desire is to give myself in selfless devotion
because of Your love for me. Amen.


The more we serve Christ, the less we will serve self.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Joy FM Radio Interview

Andy Haynes
If you missed last Sunday's interview of Evangelist James Croft by Andy Haynes of The Joy FM Radio Network it is included in this video with some photos you may not have seen.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Chapel Hill Men's Meeting

I will be guest speaker during the monthly men's meeting of Chapel Hill Baptist Church in June.  The meeting on Monday, June 6, 2011 begins at 6:30pm at the church office located at 3471 N. Monroe Street, Suite 3, in Tallahassee, Florida.  For more information or directions call (850) 222-6900.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

South Carolina Revival Scheduled for 2012

I will travel to South Carolina in March of next year to preach revival services at Cudd Memorial Baptist Church.  The meeting will begin with the church's 60th anniversary celebration on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 11am.  The service will begin at 6pm on Sunday night and will continue Monday-Wednesday, March 26-28, 2012 at 6:30pm.

This will be my second time preaching at Cudd Memorial Baptist.  We had great services there in March of this year.  You can read about the week of events in this previous blog post and view photos from the week in this photo gallery.  I also created a humorous video with the help of three of the church's youth called "Revival Security" that can be viewed below.

If you live in the area of Spartanburg, SC or are passing through Pastor Danny Garrett and the members of Cudd Memorial Baptist Church would welcome you to worship with them.  The church is located at 1301 Boiling Springs Road in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  For more information call (864) 542-0908.

NOTE: For up-to-date information on my preaching schedule visit the schedule page of the JCEA ministry website. If you would like to receive schedule information via e-mail follow this link: Subscribe to James Croft Ministry Opportunities by Email.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Evergreen Baptist Sunday

I will be preaching in supply for Pastor Jerry Tyre at Evergreen Baptist Church on Sunday, May 29, 2011.  The services will begin at 11am and 6pm.  The church is located at 2509 224th Street in Lake City, Florida.

NOTE: For up-to-date information on my preaching schedule visit the schedule page of the JCEA ministry website. If you would like to receive schedule information via e-mail follow this link: Subscribe to James Croft Ministry Opportunities by Email.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Miracles at Rock Sink Baptist

James with Pastor Terry Cranford.
I believe the greatest miracle we experience today is the miracle of "salvation".  The Lord allowed us to see that miracle several times this past week during revival services at Rock Sink Baptist Church.  The Lord also led some to join the local church, some rededicated their life to Christ, and others were led to follow through with Christian baptism as a result of earlier conversions.  It was a great week!

The devil did not like any of this activity.  He even attempted to place stumbling blocks in our way to hinder the message being delivered.  Rock Sink pastor Terry Cranford fell on Monday and suffered a badly sprained ankle.  He was on crutches the rest of the week (see photo).  I pulled a muscle a few hours prior to the final service and was uncertain if I could even make the drive.  I required assistance from my dad to help me dress and get into my car.  Seriously, the pain was that bad.  On top of all that, Terry's wife stepped on something that cut her foot on Wednesday afternoon.  Did I happen to mention "stumbling blocks"?  We were the "walking wounded", but God was still in control and His Word went forth!!  It really was a great week and God blessed tremendously!!

If you live in the Old Town area or are just passing through, Pastor Terry Cranford and the members of Rock Sink Baptist Church would welcome you to worship with them.  The church is located at 471 NE 816th Ave. in Old Town, Florida.  For more information or directions call (352) 542-9488.

NOTE: View the Rock Sink Revival Photo Gallery.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

1000 Friends on Facebook

My personal Facebook profile hit a record mark this morning.  I added my 1,000th friend on Facebook.  The 1,000th friend is Jason Lowkewicz.  He attended revival services that I preached at Rock Sink Baptist Church in Old Town, Florida.

I also have a Facebook page for my ministry, James Croft Evangelistic Association.  As of the writing of this post it has received 661 "likes".

My Twitter account, on the other hand, is growing at a much slower rate.  As of this post it only has 84 followers.

I believe in using the internet in various ways to share the Gospel, promote our ministry events, and just to keep in touch with folks.  Check out some of our additional online resources at the links below.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Father's Day in Plant City, FL

I will be on the road in Plant City on Father's Day, Sunday, June 19, 2011.  I will be preaching at Springhead Baptist Church during the 11am service.  This is my first preaching engagement in this area.  The church is located at 3106 South Wiggins Road in Plant City, Florida.  For more information call Pastor Chuck Edmondson at (813) 752-4879.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Interview Recorded with The Joy FM Radio

Andy Haynes of The Joy FM
I just completed recording a radio interview with Andy Haynes for The Joy FM network.  I met him during this week's revival meeting at Rock Sink Baptist Church in Old Town, Florida, his home church.  Andy is the Operations Director for the Gainesville/Ocala/Crystal River area of the network.  The interview will air this Sunday, May 22nd, at 2pm and will be repeated at 5pm.  The graphic below contains the entire Joy FM network of stations or you can view a detailed list at this link.

Joy FM network
Tonight is the final night of revival services at Rock Sink Baptist Church.  The service will begin at 7pm.  The church is located at 471 NE 816th Ave. in Old Town, Florida.  For more information or directions call Pastor Terry Cranford at (352) 542-9488.

NOTE: For up-to-date information on my preaching schedule visit the schedule page of the JCEA ministry website. If you would like to receive schedule information via e-mail follow this link: Subscribe to James Croft Ministry Opportunities by Email.

Monday, May 16, 2011

New Oak Grove Sunday

I will be preaching in supply for Pastor Terry Elixson at New Oak Grove Baptist Church on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 11am and 6pm.  The church is located at 18100 NW 262nd Ave. in Alachua, Florida.  For more information or directions call (386) 462-3390.

NOTE: For up-to-date information on the preaching schedule of Evangelist James Croft visit the schedule page of the JCEA ministry website. If you would like to receive schedule information via e-mail follow this link: Subscribe to James Croft Ministry Opportunities by Email.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tomorrow is Internet Evangelism Day

As technology advances, the James Croft Evangelistic Association believes Christians must keep up with it, using the tools God gives us to spread His Word so that all may know Him.  With over 1.5 billion people already online, the potential for web evangelism is staggering. This is a day of opportunity!

The JCEA maintains a strong presence online with our ministry homepage.  From this website you can access all of our web resources and ministries including: videos, ministry blog, e-mail newsletters, ministry resource links and our social networking pages on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.

Surf on over to JamesCroft.org and check us out!

For more information about Internet Evangelism Day visit: www.IEDay.net or read these previous posts:

Friday, May 13, 2011

Old Town Meeting Begins Sunday

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I will be preaching revival services at Rock Sink Baptist Church beginning this Sunday morning, May 15, 2011 at 11am and continuing at 7pm nightly through Wednesday, May 18th.  The church is located at 471 NE 816th Ave. in Old Town, Florida.  For more information or directions call Pastor Terry Cranford at (352) 542-9488.

NOTE: For up-to-date information on my preaching schedule visit the schedule page of the JCEA ministry website. If you would like to receive schedule information via e-mail follow this link: Subscribe to James Croft Ministry Opportunities by Email.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Olustee Homecoming Scheduled

I will be preaching Homecoming service at First Baptist Church of Olustee on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at 11am.  The church is located at 23311 Lakeside Lane in Olustee, Florida.  For more information call Pastor Mike Williams at (386) 438-9717.

NOTE: For up-to-date information on my preaching schedule visit the schedule page of the JCEA ministry website. If you would like to receive schedule information via e-mail follow this link: Subscribe to James Croft Ministry Opportunities by Email.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

May 15th is Internet Evangelism Day


The amazing growth of digital media is transforming the world and changing the way we communicate and even think. There are growing opportunities for digital evangelism.

Internet Evangelism Day offers a one-stop online resource guide to help Christians understand these varied opportunities. Topics covered include: how to build a church website that is 'outsider friendly', using Facebook and Twitter in evangelism, and keeping a small portfolio of video clips on your mobile phone.

For many of these opportunities, you need no technical knowledge at all. And there are many opportunities to volunteer to be an email mentor to inquirers who have visited outreach sites operated by several online ministries.

Internet Evangelism Day is an initiative of the Internet Evangelism Coalition, based at the Billy Graham Center, Wheaton. It is supported by a wide range of Christian leaders and groups.

More information: www.IEDay.net.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Oak Grove May 22nd

I will be preaching in supply for Pastor Terry Elixson at New Oak Grove Baptist Church on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 11am and 6pm.  The church is located at 18100 NW 262nd Ave. in Alachua, Florida.  For more information or directions call (386) 462-3390.

NOTE: For up-to-date information on the preaching schedule of Evangelist James Croft visit the schedule page of the JCEA ministry website. If you would like to receive schedule information via e-mail follow this link: Subscribe to James Croft Ministry Opportunities by Email.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Cook-A-Bout in Lacoochee Saturday

I will be preaching during a youth fund raiser at First Baptist Church of Lacoochee on Saturday, May 14, 2011.  The event, called a Cook-A-Bout, will offer you the ability to walk around sampling food right from the cooker.  There will also be music, games and door prizes.  A donation of $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12 will be accepted.  The church is located at 21012 Bower Road in Lacoochee, Florida.  For information or tickets call Russell Linville at (352) 206-4084.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Friday, May 06, 2011

Rock Sink Meeting Begins May 15th

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I will be preaching revival services at Rock Sink Baptist Church beginning on Sunday morning, May 15, 2011 at 11am and continuing at 7pm nightly through Wednesday, May 18th.  The church is located at 471 NE 816th Ave. in Old Town, Florida.  For more information or directions call Pastor Terry Cranford at (352) 542-9488.

NOTE: For up-to-date information on my preaching schedule visit the schedule page of the JCEA ministry website. If you would like to receive schedule information via e-mail follow this link: Subscribe to James Croft Ministry Opportunities by Email.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Evergreen Baptist Scheduled

I will be preaching in supply for Pastor Jerry Tyre at Evergreen Baptist Church on Sunday, May 29, 2011.  The services will begin at 11am and 6pm.  The church is located at 2509 224th Street in Lake City, Florida.

NOTE: For up-to-date information on my preaching schedule visit the schedule page of the JCEA ministry website. If you would like to receive schedule information via e-mail follow this link: Subscribe to James Croft Ministry Opportunities by Email.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Block Party Video with Bloopers

James Croft Evangelistic Association participated in a block party sponsored by First Baptist Church of Olustee (Florida) and 3'10" tall evangelist James Croft describes the ministry exhibit.  The video also includes a few bloopers.

Pictured at left are Smokey Bear, James the Giant, and Sparky the Fire Dog.  You can view additional photos from the block party in this photo gallery.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Lake Butler First Wednesday

I will be preaching in supply for my pastor, Jason Johns, at First Baptist Church of Lake Butler, Wednesday evening, May 4, 2011.  The service will begin at 6:30pm.  The church is located at 195 East Main Street in Lake Butler, Florida.  For more information or directions call the church at (386) 496-3704.

NOTE: For up-to-date information on my preaching schedule visit the schedule page of the JCEA ministry website. If you would like to receive schedule information via e-mail follow this link: Subscribe to James Croft Ministry Opportunities by Email.

Sunday, May 01, 2011