Tag Archives: Mike Slaughter

It’s too easy to feed people sweets

I had been a pastor for about 3 years when I took about 17 people from our church on their first overnight mission trip to Dayton, OH.  We were helping a church serve their community.  It was there that I … Continue reading

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People who Change the World

There have been seasons in my life as a pastor that I have neglected to be faithful praying and reading the Bible every day. But no more. If I am to be who Jesus has called me to be, I need His help. Continue reading

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Don’t volunteer in the church

This morning I got a message and someone thanked me for volunteering for something in the community.  We all know what the word volunteer means.  Sometimes people use that word in church.  Using the term in church is a pet … Continue reading

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Christmas is not your birthday

Yesterday’s blog was about how we look at and treat Christmas individually, forgetting how our society and our government treat it.  Today is the same idea.  Mike Slaughter is the pastor of Ginghamsburg Church which is on the outskirts of … Continue reading

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Dancing with the Holy Spirit

It’s not that dancing with the Spirit is always easy. Sometimes it’s unnerving and dangerous. Sometimes it’s risky and scary. But it’s never boring. Continue reading

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You are equipped with what you need

We live 2 hours from the subway train that takes you into Washington, DC.  So a 2 hour car ride and a 30 minute subway train ride will get us into the heart of DC.  That makes it a 5 … Continue reading

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This is Not a Democracy – Saying Yes to King Jesus

We have trouble acquiescing or bowing or giving up control to a Lord or King because a.) it goes against our human nature and b.) in our country we are blessed to be taught about freedom from a very early age. Continue reading

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I’d hate to be sitting on that kind of cash if Jesus came back

I cannot see God being really happy with a church sitting on a whole bunch of cash when 330,000 children in the world became infected with AIDS last year, and so many die from preventable things like malaria and lack of clean drinking water. Continue reading

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Power to the community and to the world

My friend Tom Beckette is pastor at Nighbert Memorial UMC in Logan WV.  In his sermon yesterday he compared the church to a power plant and inferred that we are the “power lines” that carry the power to our neighbors … Continue reading

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Sermons or a book

If a rhino is running at full speed, they would have no idea what’s literally 1 second ahead of them. They know whatever it is, it’s probably no match for their 3,000-4,000 pounds and their horn. Continue reading

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