We Forgot To Ask for Our Daily Bread

Brandon Culture, Preaching

It has been said that a historian is a prophet in reverse. I do believe we can learn from the past, but we don’t. I also think that the conditions leading up to the 1929 stock market crash have been increasingly prevalent again today. As of today, about 45% of the world’s wealth has been destroyed and now banks from …

To God’s People: In Times of Gloom… Shine!

Brandon Living

Early mid-morning yesterday, reports began trickling in from various sources that Walmart was laying off people from the home office (located here in Bentonville, Arkansas). By day’s end, I think the number was around 850, maybe . Walmart, McDonald’s, and Dunkin’ Donuts were three of the only companies that I had read about in the last month or two that …

Church Attendance Rising During Recession?

Brandon Leadership

I just read an article in Church Solutions about how church attendance seems to be rising during the current recession. This doesn’t surprise me. At Bethel, we’ve experienced a growing attendance, a greater number of prayer requests, and also a greater number of opportunities to minister to suffering families. Anytime God’s people endure difficulty, it provides an opportunity for revival. …