Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Huntsville on Sunday

I will be preaching at Huntsville Baptist Church this Sunday, March 3rd. at 10:45am & 6pm.  The church is located at 5720 NW Lake Jeffery Road near Lake City, Florida.  For more information call Pastor Jim Steele at (386) 752-2089.

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, February 24, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

FBC Glen St. Mary Sunday Night

I will be filling-in for Pastor Randy Williams at First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary this Sunday night, February 24th. The service will begin at 6pm. The church is located at 9846 George L. Taber Blvd. in Glen St. Mary, Florida.

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.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mt. Carmel Sunday Morning

I will be preaching at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church for Pastor Richard Cason on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 10:30am.  The church is located at 1205 S.W. Mount Carmel Avenue in Lake City, Florida.  For more information call (386) 752-5277.

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, February 14, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Huntsville Sunday Night

I will be preaching at Huntsville Baptist Church this Sunday night, February 17th at 6pm.  The church will celebrate its' 35th anniversary with Homecoming Service that morning followed by dinner-on-the-grounds.  Huntsville Baptist Church is located at 5720 NW Lake Jeffery Road near Lake City, Florida.  For more information call Pastor Jim Steele at (386) 752-2089.

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, February 05, 2013

New Oak Grove Banquet Saturday

I will be the guest speaker at a Senior Adult Valentine Banquet at New Oak Grove Baptist Church Saturday, February 9, 2013.  My sister Bobbi Croft will share the Gospel in song.  The church is located at 18100 NW 262nd Ave. in Alachua, Florida.  For more information call Pastor Terry Elixson (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.

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Unstoppable


 
The Lord opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the Angel of the Lord standing in the way. —Numbers 22:31

Under it. Over it. Around it. Through it. Nothing will stop me from doing it.” I often hear people express this kind of attitude when they get an idea or see an opportunity that seems good or profitable. They devote all of their resources to getting it done.

As evidence that this way of thinking may be flawed, I call as my witness a donkey—a donkey belonging to a man named Balaam.

Balaam was offered a profitable assignment from a neighboring king, and he inquired of God for permission to accept it (Num. 22). When God said no, the king’s representatives made a better offer. Thinking God might change His mind, Balaam asked again. God granted permission for Balaam to go with them but with strict conditions. God knew Balaam’s heart and was not pleased with him, so He placed His Angel in the way. Balaam couldn’t see the Angel but his donkey could. When the donkey refused to continue, Balaam became angry with the animal for blocking his progress.

Balaam’s story teaches us that not every obstacle is meant to be overcome. Some are placed by God to keep us from doing something foolish. When our plans are hindered, we shouldn’t assume that it’s Satan trying to stop us. It might be God trying to protect us.

Let Your wisdom guide me ever,
For I dare not trust my own;
Lead me, Lord, in tender mercy,
Leave me not to walk alone. —Reed
 
God is always protecting us—
even when we don’t realize we need it.