The Second Man


In today’s society everyone wants to be at the front of the line or the one being seen. The church is no exception I have seen it with my own eyes. My view is every good pastor needs a good second man, some one to help him in times when he has to much on his plate, Leading a bible believing church is hard work and without a good second man the pastor gets over worked and can’t do what the bible tells him to do. The pastor should be in the word and prayer continually, daily,

If you belong to a church and you have a pastor that works hard at preaching he needs your help, I am not a pastor at my church but I do work hard at trying to help my preacher, I am not a Deccan either I am just a layman preacher that is willing to help my preacher any time he calls on me, It is an honor for me to get a call from my preacher to do something for him. The more I help him the more he can help me on Sunday morning and Sunday night and Wednesday night, The more we help our pastor’s the more they can help our family.  We should all have a servant spirit about us to help our preacher when they need us.If you belong to a bible believing church and you see your preacher doing something other than counseling or preaching just ask him “Can I help Preacher“? I would say he would say yes you can.

It is not up to the Pastor to do every thing in the church. Help your preacher and you will see he will be able to help you more in the pulpit. God Bless and I hope you ask your preacher this week if you can help him do something for him he needs all the help he can get.

Complacancy in the 21st century Church


The difference in our day and earlier days in our country is the dependence upon God, The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, “Israel”, we have moved away from the dependence on him to dependence upon Wall Street, we all want to know how the Dow Jones did to-day or what ever your invested in, Oh we go to church because it is the right thing to do. but do we listen to the man of God when he delivers the message God has given him for his people? We have become complacent disinterested in the things of God. We have let a few people take down the Ten Commandments from our schools and look what that has gotten us. At least when they taught them in the class room there was an absolute right and an absolute wrong, now they say what is right for one may not be right for another. Well in my moral compass “Thou shalt not kill” “murder” is still wrong, Thou shalt not steal is still wrong, Christians have become so complacent about their religion they sit by and let the “aclu” go ahead and take them from us, if there were as many Christians in this country that say they are Christian that would have never happened.There use to be a time in America when the Church had Power from God but now we have become a door mat for the world to wipe their feet on. Don’t get me wrong I am still going to church and I am still telling people about Christ, but the majority don’t they sit on their sofas while the atheistic lawyers are up at night figuring out ways to take the church down, which it will never do because Christ said “Upon this rock I will build my church.” and when he builds it satan can’t pull it down.

We are complacent of the “Old time religion” and I am skeptical about the word religion. I believe a man should be spiritual and The bible says That God is spirit and we must worship in him in Spirit and in TRUTH, We have quit praying in the homes across this great nation, God is not a magic gini in a bottle to rub when you’re in trouble he is there for us all the time if we would accept it. The bible says “Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world”. We have all the power we need if we would do what we are told in the Bible, We should quit doubting the bible and go on and use it to raise our kids and keep it in the center of our homes. Complacent Christianity is hurting the 21st century church. People have lost interest and they have humanized God in such a way that makes him no more than (please excuse the expression) “the man up stares” God is still God and there is only one way to him that is through Christ Jesus and his atonement for our sins on the cross and his resurrection on the 3rd day.

But complacency has stifled the church we used to have 2 week revival meetings now we have 3 day meetings, it takes 3 days to get right with God at a revival meeting, it takes 3 days  to get it going. in our day and time with all the allurements and attractions. We can get more to go to a ball game than we can to church for 1hr on Sunday morning I just wonder if all those professing to be Christians are even Christians at all

The text here is 1 Tim 4:13 “exhortation doctrine”Till I come, give attendance to, attendance to reading, to  , some don’t like the word Doctrine I don’t know why because doctrine is what we believe and teach. Doctrine is so important this is where many veer from the bible and go off on their own teaching. Tickling the ears of others and luring folks away from sound doctrine given in the bible. But some folks like that ear tickling don’t get me wrong I think God wants us to know he loves us and we should preach that he loves us, there is  a real Hell and a real Heaven and you have to know you’re a sinner to be born again so some time or another your going to have to hear a sermon on sin.  We could read our bible and see that for our selves if the TV would shut off some time,

Both the body and the brain have a tendency to be Lazy!  Modern Technology allows and encourages us to put our brains in neutral and let the television, the internet. the video game, or the cell phone do the thinking for us. People boast of being broad-minded but are too lazy to think about what is right. Are you complacent in your service to Christ have you become lazy and disinterested in the things of the Lord? All you have to do is ask for forgiveness and start getting busy for him. He will forgive you no matter how far you have move away from him he is always there ready for you to come back.

Complacent means in a sense half-hearted, cold, having or showing a lack of interest. God Bless you and may you serve him with all your heart.  Start today.

You are a Beautiful Person


You are a Beautiful Person

The attitude of self worth can and is very destructive in those who have lived a life of Guilt, some times caused by a horrible incident when they were a child like abusive parents or being molested as a child or just being mentally abused . They have a sense of Guilt that is overwhelming and they don’t understand that they have an opportunity to begin again. I was an assistant to the pastor in a Baptist church, but denomination has no baring on helping people see that they are made unique and different. Every one of us have been designed by God to be different and unique in our own personal way, we have been “Fearfully and wonderfully made” especially by God our creator.

The media has slaughtered many men and women’s Idea of being successful because they get this idea in their head that if I don’t have money or if I am not pretty, people will look down on me . Which causes a problem psychologically and their self worth then  is based on the worlds standards. Teens battle this all the time we need to make sure we let them know they are great just the way they are and keep their self esteem up. If you have a teenage girl please mother and father don’t let make up an cloths be what they go to for self-worth tell them help the be secure in their bodies and to keep their bodies pure and Holy and acceptable unto the Lord. Let them know they are loved like they are.

I have counseled many women that had the sweetest spirit and any man would be blessed to have them, but they have watched so much TV that they think if there not a super model they don’t have a chance at a happy marriage or even meeting a man who will love them for who they are.

I really want to help you if you are reading this You are a special person,

But first you have to deal with the guilt, HOW?

1. Take control over your feelings, take Gods Word as fact it supersedes all feelings. Feelings are always changing but facts never change.

Start using a journal to write down your prayers and then check it after about a month and see where God has intervened in your life and answered prayer,

The Lord Jesus Christ Loves you and the bible says he will “in no wise cast you out. You are beautiful in the sight of God and I guarantee if you find a church you will find out that you are beautiful to a lot more people also. I know our church accepts people as they are no matter if you are a doctor or you just came from the Salvation army shelter we treat all men and women the same and God willing you will find a church similar to ours. I will be writing more on this subject and I am sorry for my poor writing skills but I truly believe God can help you. If you need to talk confidentially send me a message God Bless And remember you are a beautiful person. Email me at:

hrlw_grnt@yahoo.com