Bruce Carter

The First Church of Me

There’s a very popular concept in America today when it comes to church. I know I’ve experienced it and I’m sure you have too. And the concept is simple. The church exists for me and my needs. And if the church is meeting my needs then I’m in.

Financial Fitness

Every year at this time the parking lot at the YMCA, where I swim, is packed out. It’s hard to find a parking place. The lot is filled with people that the Y sometimes refers to as “resolutionists,” not revolutionists, but “resolutionists.”

Why God Says No

This morning we continue our series called Teach Us to Pray with a look at unanswered prayer. In fact, I've titled it Why God Says No. Unanswered prayer is a problem for many of us.

Two-Way Prayer

Jennifer and I are in the midst of wedding season right now. That's right. It seems like more and more couples are getting married in the fall. It's a beautiful time of year.

How to Pray

“Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep. Guide me through the long, dark night and wake me with the morning light. Bless mommy and daddy, grand mom and grand pop, Kenny and everybody in the whole world. In Jesus name. Amen.”

In Christ On the Job

Can I ask you a few questions this morning? They’re rather personal so keep the answers to yourself. But for those of you who work outside the home, Do you like your job? Do you enjoy going to work every day? How about your boss? Do you like your boss?

Morality Matters

Did you enjoy the Summer Olympics? Believe or not today is the closing ceremonies. And Jen and I are so sad to see the games end. I know it’s not everybody’s thing and that’s fine. But we love watching the Olympics and usually don’t get a whole lot of sleep during the two weeks.

Water Baptism

This morning I want to talk about baptism, water baptism. And I want to urge you to be baptized if you’ve never been baptized before. But before we talk about baptism, I want to talk about water because baptism takes place in water.

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