How Christians should deal with Darren Wilson and the Ferguson Decision

by F. L. Anderson 

A pastor from Ferguson asked a black congregation if they would pray for Darren Wilson. There was no response. He than asked if they would pray for his family. Only one person said they would. 

Events, like the shooting of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown and the subsequent trial or grand jury decisions serve to draw out underlying tensions. These events have the potential to release pent-up anger, and even violence. How we choose to respond to these events, reveal very quickly what kind of Christians we really are.

4 Lessons Learned from Paul's Beat Down

by F. L. Anderson

The very people Paul hoped to pacify in Acts 21, were provoked by his conformity.

Paul understood that Old Testament law has no relevance for salvation ( See: Acts 13:38-39; 15:10-11, Galatians ch. 3 and ch. 4) The interesting thing about Acts 21, is that Paul actually agreed to go along with the request of James, the half brother of Jesus, and the other elders. There are a number of assumptions to why Paul agreed to something he himself didn't teach, or agree with, I won't deal with them because there just assumptions. However, there is a lesson in this.

Kenneth Lawrence Bates...One last message

by F. L. Anderson

1969 - 2014
Lost a family member this morning. He and I were 1st cousins but when we were just little boys, we were like brothers. Born in the same month, and a day apart. Me on October 7th and he on October 8th. Baptized on the same day, we even shared the same middle name.

He was a drummer self taught. Just picked up the drum sticks one day and never stopped drumming. Yes, he loved the drums, and was very, very good on them. When we were just little kids I used to envy his ability to play those drums. When we were teens he once told me that when he's on the drums, he forgets about the problems and issues of life. "Man, I'm in another world." He said with that enduring laugh that would make me laugh.