Introduction

First, let me say that I am relatively new to the world of blogging. I have blogged before, but don’t have a lot of experience with it. The purpose of this one is simply to share thoughts and stories which I have experienced in the hopes that it might encourage someone else.

The name for this blog is taken from a statement by a friend of mine who pastors here locally. In a discussion between this friend, my mentor and myself, we were talking about some “going ons” within our local Baptist Church association. After a few minutes of discussion, my mentor began to walk back toward his office and stated jokingly “Well, I guess we better get back to work and stop gossiping” to which my friend replied, “Why! This ain’t gossipin’; this is preacher-talk!”

As stated in my “about me” section, I am a Christian first and foremost, and a Southern Baptist. I am an accountant and a bi-vocational minister. I am also a recent college graduate, as well, and a current graduate student in an MBA program, looking to enter seminary studies as soon as I finish my MBA.

I pray that the posts of this blog will encourage you and strengthen your faith.

If you are reading this, and you do not know what it means to be a Christian, please understand that to be a Christian is to be forgiven of sin (the thought and actions of our lives that are contrary to God and His will for us) and to have life changed forever by becoming a follower of Jesus Christ. Jesus was sent by God the Father to save us from sin and the hopeless destiny that comes with it. This truth is best summed up by one of the most common verses of scripture: “For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16 HCSB).

If you would like to know what it takes to be saved and to become a follower of Jesus Christ, it is very simply summed up this way:

We must admit that we are sinners- imperfect and fallen from grace, with a need for hope and redemption that can only be met by God.

We must believe in the death, burial and resurrection of Christ as taught by the Bible.

And we must confess our faith in Him as our Savior and our Lord. 

This is not meant to be an exhaustive explanation of what the Bible teaches, but a simple presentation of the message of the Gospel of Christ. If you want to know more, let me point you to the Scriptures, where the Lord will speak truth to you that can and will change your life and save your soul. Let me also point you in the direction of a local Bible-believing and teaching church, where you will find love and fellowship with God’s people, and instruction that will help you in your walk with Him.

Blessings,
Jake

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