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Restaurant or a Family Dinner?

The difference between a restaurant & a family dinner is whether or not you do something.

Some people treat church like a restaurant (they walk in, make demands, wait to be served, complain about the service, and leave).  How much better is it when are part of the family (you come early, help set the table, serve others, clean up, and enjoy deep fellowship).

If you just come to church to be served, you’ll always feel like an outsider.  Church Picnic Group Photo - 7.21.2013

Come to church to serve!  Be a part of the family!  Help to make Solid Rock better!

When you serve, you come alive!
Where you serve is family!

I’m grateful for the MANY people who serve @ SR.  Our church is growing larger with people who desire to serve.  I guess that’s why we use the word ‘family.’  I’m so glad to be a pastor such an awesome church!  Let’s keep moving forward!

Serving Jesus with you,
– Pastor Jim Bradford

A Mother’s Rules For Raising Children

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s out there.  We are eternally grateful for all those who give of themselves to raise their children in the Lord.

Susannah Wesley was one such mother, MothersDayand two of her sons (John and Charles Wesley) began the Methodist Church.  Her impact upon her children helped to change the world.  Her “Rules for Raising Children” is well worth our attention:

Susannah Wesley’s Rules For Raising Children:

  • 1. Subdue self-will in a child and thus work together with God to save his soul.
  • 2. Teach him to pray as soon as he can speak.
  • 3. Give him nothing he cries for and only what is good for him if he asks for it politely.
  • 4. To prevent lying, punish no fault which is freely confessed, but never allow a rebellious, sinful act to go unnoticed.
  • 5. Commend and reward good behavior.
  • 6. Strictly observe all promises you have make to your child.

Communication Guidelines

Here are some guidelines from God’s Word will help you to be a better communicator.

1. The Golden Rule

Matthew 7:12 (NLT) “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.

2. Get the facts

Proverbs 18:13 (NLT) Spouting off before listening to the facts is both shameful and foolish.

3. Watch who you listen to

Proverbs 20:19 (NLT) A gossip goes around telling secrets, so don’t hang around with chatterers.

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