Why Do You Have That Smudge?

The world behind me, the cross before me, The world behind me, the cross before me; The world behind me, the cross before me; No turning back, no turning back. The words of that great invitational hymn “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus” run through my mind on this Ash Wednesday as I reflect upon

Growing in Our Faith Tradition

Here we are at the beginning of a new year. It is hard to believe how this time last year I began a series of newsletter reflections emphasizing the mission of Little Rock OFWB Church. I hope by now you have a greater understanding and appreciation for who we are as a local congregation. We

A Place for Service (Part 2)

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17 NRSV Throughout the witness of Scripture, Christian service is never a matter of “if,” but “when.”  The assumption is made (with a favorable response) that service is a

A Place for Service (Part 1)

“But Jesus called them to him and said, ‘You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant…” Matthew 20:25-26 NRSV Be careful what you ask