Pastor’s Patter

Pastor’s Patter

“Love one another.” (John 13:34) This is Christian love: Behaving in such a way that one’s actions are beneficial to someone else. By that definition, love can be something simple, such as holding a door for someone who is carrying a package or putting a few coins...

Pastor’s Patter

Jesus had a lot to say about wealth. There was a story about a rich man and a poor man named Lazarus. Each had his own reward. The rich man in this life, and the poor man in the next. The lesson has something to say regarding immediate versus delayed gratification....

Pastor’s Patter

Pastor’s Patter May, 2020 A group of men was struggling up a steep hill. Lungs sucking in the night air. Thighs burning from exertion. Sweat streaming down grimy faces. One of the men was named “Reems.” This was no ordinary hill. It was in Korea in the early 1950’s,...
Pastor’s Patter

Pastor’s Patter

Pastor’s Patter March, 2020 R.V. Burgin was born and raised in East Texas. He worked hard on the family farm yet found the time to play football on his high school team. His parents took him to Sunday School and church. He grew up believing in God. When war came on...
Pastor’s Patter

Pastor’s Patter

A young man sat, angry and alone, in a prison cell. The heavy door opened. An old priest entered the dank cubicle. Without ceremony, he greeted the prisoner with these words, “What did you do?” “The police say I killed a man,” the young man replied. “Was it...
Pastor’s Patter

Pastor’s Patter

He was sixteen years old and, although he could not swim, he heard the sea beckon to him. He wanted to be a sailor. There was a problem, however. He resided a few hundred miles from the nearest ocean. But he was determined. As he saw it, the first step to reach his...