Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody

There were four church members named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.  There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody…

FAMILY

What we believe determines what we value, and what we value defines how we live.  Think about that for a minute… The world is changing at a mind boggling pace.  Our culture is changing.  Other countries are changing.  Unfortunately, these changes are not for the better.  A changing world requires a changing church; never in…

“Pew Life” is over!

What is “Pew Life?” In the sermon last week, I said, “Pew life” was over.” Later that day I was asked if that meant that we were getting rid of the pews.  Therefore, it seems I need to explain the concept. To begin, my concern is not the pews.  A pew is merely a piece of…

Humble Roots

“The New Colossus,” also known as the “Statue of Liberty Poem,” is a sonnet written by Emma Lazarus in 1883.  It includes one of the most recognizable phrases in history: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” What encouragement to weary people in the world, looking for refuge and…

No Condemnation

I’ve been thinking about the “unchurched” lately, and how “Christians” often are guilty of criticizing them in a judgmental way. They may be people who don’t look like us, smell like us, or act like us. They may be people who don’t know the difference between a cross and a “t.”  They may be people who…

Love is our Anchor in Difficult Days

The news in Florida has been heavy these past few weeks.  Our hearts have been stunned by Capt. Jeff Kuss’s accident, terrorism in Orlando, and a child attacked by an alligator.  Each are very different situations, but common in the grief they leave in our hearts.  It is often challenging to make sense of it all.  …

New Vision, Mission, and Covenant!

These are exciting times in the life of our church.  The next five weeks are important for us as a congregation, and I invite you to be in your place on each of the next five Sunday morning services.  We are rededicating our church and starting over.  This rededication includes: Recommitting our church to the…

52 Days of Prayer

Over the next 52 days, I will create a daily post as a prayer reminder and short devotion. The post will be made available on Perdido Bay Baptist’s Facebook page, and emailed daily to all who would like to subscribe to the daily email. To subscribe send an email to lhughes@perdidobaybaptist.com or press the subscribe…

Back to the Basics

Great meeting with the deacons today! We try to meet once a week for a book or Bible Study, and we just began today in Acts 1. Our studies have little structure outside the prescribed reading and the time set for the meeting, we simply share truths in the scripture and how they impacted us.…