Sunday, July 29, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Olustee Homecoming in August

.I will be preaching Homecoming service at First Baptist Church of Olustee on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 11am.  The church is located at 23311 Lakeside Lane in Olustee, Florida.  For more information cal the church at (386) 752-1614.

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Services for Kingdom Builders Ministries

I will be preaching during the worship rally for participants in Kingdom Builders Ministries at New Oak Grove Baptist Church next week.  The services begin Sunday night July 15th and continue through Friday.  There will not be a service on Wednesday night.  Volunteers from New Oak Grove Baptist Church in Alachua will be joined by teens from Georgia and North Carolina.  The groups will perform community service projects during the day.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

FBC Olustee Wednesday

I will be preaching at First Baptist Church of Olustee, Florida on Wednesday, July 11th at 6:30pm.  The church is now searching for a pastor.  First Baptist Church is located at 23311 Lakeside Lane in Olustee, Florida. Please be in prayer for these services and the search for a new pastor.

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, July 09, 2012

Cedar Creek on Sunday Morning

I will be preaching in supply for Pastor Wayne Williams at Cedar Creek Church on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 11am.  The church is located at 14742 County Road 124 north of Sanderson, Florida.  Please be prayer for this service.

For up-to-date information on my preaching schedule visit the schedule page of my 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, July 08, 2012

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Fireworks And Freedom


 
For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. —Galatians 5:13
 
Thanks to the ingenuity of our Chinese friends, we here in the US celebrate our independence this month with massive displays of colorful fireworks.

Every year when we sing our national anthem and enjoy the vibrant patterns created by “bombs bursting in air,” I remind myself that most bombs are deadly, not beautiful like the fireworks display. Although both use similar ingredients, one is intended to kill; the other to entertain. In this metaphor we see an example of how something can be used for both good and evil. In the hands of capable, careful, and caring people, something dangerous becomes glorious. But the opposite is also true.

Freedom—the very thing we celebrate with fireworks—can also be used for good and evil. As believers in Christ, we are free from the restrictive Mosaic law, but the Bible warns us not to use our spiritual freedom for selfish purposes: “Do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another” (Gal. 5:13).

Not everyone has political and religious freedom, but all believers in Christ have spiritual freedom. We must not use it as a weapon to impose our will on others but to display the glory of God’s will.

Free from the law—O happy condition!
Jesus hath bled, and there is remission;
Cursed by the law and bruised by the fall,
Grace hath redeemed us once for all. —Bliss
 
Freedom doesn’t give us the right to do what we please, but to do what pleases God.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

First Baptist Church, Olustee on Sunday and Wednesday

I will be preaching at First Baptist Church of Olustee, Florida on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 11am and 6pm, and the following Wednesday, July 11th at 6:30pm.  The church is now searching for a pastor.  First Baptist Church is located at 23311 Lakeside Lane in Olustee, Florida. Please be in prayer for these services and the search for a new pastor.

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, July 01, 2012