Live And Walk In The Spirit

by Brian G. Bettes

We are admonished by the apostle Paul to “walk in the Spirit” (Galatians 5:16). I have read this and other verses talking about our spiritual walk for years, but the meaning of the concept never really “clicked” with me like it did during a recent study on the subject. Continue reading

Weed Of Bitterness

by Brandy Webb

I have written many blogs that mention bitterness, but I have never written about it directly.  Recently, I have noticed a lot of bitterness within people, even within God’s ecclesia.  However, bitterness should never be allowed to grow within us. It is a fleshly weed that must be plucked out. Continue reading


by Brandy Webb

I’m so grateful to have a loving, patient, forgiving, compassionate God because I am imperfect. One of my many imperfections is I sometimes speak before I think and my words runneth over. It is something that I will probably continue to strive to overcome, and I am grateful that God understands. He knows that “we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well” (James 3:2). Wouldn’t it be awesome to fully bridle your tongue, so that nothing foolish and non-edifying ever comes out? Continue reading

Tugging Against The Leash

by Brian G. Bettes

As I walked with our new puppy, he was having a bit of a rough day. He was jumping, yelping, gyrating, and doing everything he could to get away from this thing that was not letting him go anywhere he wanted to go. It was a leash attached to his collar, which was a new experience for him. He had never been on leash before. The collar was something he was used to by the time we got him, but this leash deal—now that is something entirely different. Continue reading

What Is Your Spiritual Voltage?

by Brian G. Bettes

Most of us are familiar with what a power plant is. It is a place where electricity is generated. There are many different levels of electricity that power plants will produce, but the amount of power that is typically generated by a power plant will be somewhere between 155,000 volts to 786,000 volts depending on the size and type of plant it is. Suffice it to say, even the smaller voltage is a lot of power! Continue reading

As A Roaring Lion

by Brian G. Bettes

Chicken carcasses lay everywhere. The smell of fresh death hung heavy in the air. Only six of our 38 chickens were left inside the coupe, huddled in a corner with obvious fear in their little eyes. The scene was heartbreaking.  Continue reading

NO Sabbath Services



I just wanted to remind everyone that there will be NO Sabbath Services at the IBEW Hall as IBEW will need the Hall this Sabbath the 20th. Instead we will be meeting with COGWA at 10:30 a.m. at 1722 S. Glenstone Ave., Suite G, Springfield, MO. They will have services and then following services a potluck and Bible Study.

We will see you next week back at the Hall at the regular time 11:00 a.m.


OK, Now What?

by Brandy Webb

Do you ever ask yourself what you are supposed to do now that you are a Christian? I do. I know that I can’t rely on someone else to do my Christian walk for me. I know that there is no one in between my Savior and me. I also know that salvation is a gift from God, not something we earn. However, we are to live lives that let our “light shine before others, so that they may see [our] good works and give glory to [our] Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16, emphasis mine). Continue reading