Open My Eyes That I May See!--Luke 24:36-49
by Tony Stottlemyre on April 8th, 2020
Tony’s Blog—FBC JayOpen My Eyes That I May See!By Pastor Tony on April 8, 2020; 8:34 a.m.Wednesday, April 8, 2020I’ve been thinking. I know that can be dangerous, but when we read in the gospels that Jesus opened the eyes of disciple's understanding, it made me pause to think that all of us need our eyes opened by the Lord to be able to understand Scripture. One just doesn’t pick up the bible an...
The Parable of the Wedding Feast--Matthew 22:1-14
by Tony Stottlemyre on April 2nd, 2020
Tony’s Blog—FBC JayThe Parable of the Wedding Feast!By Pastor Tony on April 1, 2020; 1:49 p.m.Wednesday, April 1, 2020You know as we enter into the days before Palm Sunday I can’t help but think of the many things that happened between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. The teachings that Jesus engaged in was life changing for many. Some changed for the good and some became bitter and hardened by th...
Capturing Our Thoughts--Philippians 4:1-7
by Tony Stottlemyre on March 25th, 2020
Tony’s Blog—FBC JayCapturing Our Thoughts!By Pastor Tony on March 25, 2020; 4:10 p.m.Wednesday, March 25, 2020As I sit in my office contemplating the things that are going on around us, I am reminded that the Lord Jesus has never and will ever be surprised by any of the things that are going on. As for you and me, well, that’s a different story all together. We are often caught off guard as thin...
Owning Yourself--Philippians 3:1-11
by Tony Stottlemyre on March 10th, 2020
Type your new text here. Tony’s Blog—FBC JayOwning Yourself!By Pastor Tony on March 10, 2020; 10:35 a.m.Tuesday, March 10, 2020Have you ever noticed that we have a tendency to blame someone else for our shortcomings? I find it interesting that when we don’t like how things turn out people tend to look for a scapegoat; someone to take the fall. In reality, men and women alike need to take ownersh...
Be A Shiner Not a Whiner--Philippians 2:12-18
by Tony Stottlemyre on March 4th, 2020
Tony’s Blog—FBC JayBeing a Shiner Not a Whiner!By Pastor Tony on March 4, 2020; 9:10 a.m.Wednesday, March 4, 2020Have you ever been tempted to complain about something that you had no control over? I’ve been thinking lately about just how much “real” control that you and I really have. I’ve come to the conclusion that, in reality, we don’t have any control—zilch; nada, zero control over any situa...
Being a Humble Servant--Philippians 2:1-11
by Tony Stottlemyre on February 26th, 2020
Tony’s Blog—FBC JayBeing a Humble Servant—Philippians 2:1-11By Pastor Tony on February 26, 2020; 9:07 a.m.Wednesday, February 26, 2020You know, humility is not usually our strong suit. But it is necessary for us to present ourselves before God. Our pride often gets in the way of our being used fully by our God. I am amazed that He will even use us at all. But one thing He says about humility i...
Serving and Suffering for Christ--Philippians 1:27-30
by Tony Stottlemyre on February 17th, 2020
Tony’s Blog—FBC JayServing and Suffering for Christ!By Pastor Tony on February 17, 2020; 3:27 p.m.Monday, February 17, 2020I find myself thinking on this Monday afternoon about serving Christ. At the same time I entertain the possibility that serving Christ could lead to suffering for Him. I don’t much like the idea of suffering. It just doesn’t seem very appealing to me. I think that most peo...
Preaching Christ!--Philippians 1:12-18
by Tony Stottlemyre on February 4th, 2020
Tony’s Blog—FBC JayPreaching Christ!By Pastor Tony on February 4, 2020; 9:03 a.m.Tuesday, February 4, 2020Can you celebrate when Christ is preached, no matter each person’s motive? May God grant us the ability, like Paul to rejoice in the fact that Christ is preached, whether for self-promotion or sincerity of heart.Scripture: Philippians 1:12-18V. 18—“What then? Only that in every way, whether in...
Completely Confident in Christ
by Tony Stottlemyre on January 29th, 2020
Tony’s Blog—FBC JayCompletely Confident in ChristBy Pastor Tony on January 29, 2020; 1:28 p.m.Wednesday, January 29, 2020Do you celebrate the success of others?Scripture: Philippians 1:1-11V. 6—“being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ…”Observation: Unlike many today, the Apostle Paul actually encouraged and prayed ...
Hearing the Call of God
by Tony Stottlemyre on January 15th, 2020
Tony’s Blog—FBC JayHearing the Call of God—I Samuel 3:1-21By Pastor Tony on January 15, 2020 8:37 a.m.Wednesday, January 15, 2020God’s voice is calling. Do you hear and answer His call?Scripture: I Samuel 3:1-21“Therefore Eli said to Samuel, ‘Go, lie down; and it shall be, if He calls you, that you must say, “Speak LORD, for Your servant hears.’ So Samuel went and lay down in his place. Now the...
Seeking God in Times of Trouble.
by Miles Harris on January 11th, 2020
By: Pastor TonyDo you trust God when things go bad?Scripture: Psalm 91“Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”Verse one starts with a promise from the Psalmist. His desire for the reader is to understand that God is concerned and protective of those who will put their trust in Him.Observation:When we see God as our refuge, our protector, we wi...
Take the Mystery Out of God's Commands.
by Miles Harris on January 3rd, 2020
By: Pastor TonyHow close are God’s Commands to You?Scripture: Deuteronomy 30:11, 14-15,19“For this commandment which I command you today is not too mysterious for you, nor is it far off. But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it. See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil…I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I hav...