Donna Bennett,(Austin, Texas) my daughter Cody Ann Morales & her husband George Morales lived in Boca, for several years.They were married 3/3 2009 by Pastor Jerry Sander. I enjoyed my many visits to see them, & listening to you, at your services. Amelia now 4, & Anna now 2 were Blessed as babies, & I really enjoyed those services. They now live in Chandler, AZ where both Cody & George are doing well, Yes I am visiting, & and guess who just pop up on my Hotmail. God is great all the time. Miss U
MY REGRET IS THAT I HAD PROMISE MY GRANDMAMA(AKA MAMA) I WOULD COME BACK HOME TO GA. TO SEE HER THE NEXT TIME WE GO. WELL I WENTBACK BUT FAMILY MEMBER WOULDN’T LET US HAVE THE CAR FOR A FEW HOURS AND MAMA DIED BEFORE I GOT CHANCE TO SEE HER AND EVEN STILL TODAY I CRY ABOUT IT. AN LOVE WHAT YOU SAID HOW ABOUT THE MILITARY BEING A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN LEARN GOOD THINGS.
I am glad you talk about the military in this way. My brother served in the army reserves and I always admired him for it. When I was younger, the military represented rules, and yes discipline, and frankly, I wanted no part of that. My only interest was having enough money to pay the cover charge and the beer I wanted to drink at one of the many bars I hung out at. Jesus sure does change your perspective in life, huh? Good message Pastor Bob.
Thanks Pastor Bob, I can relate to your message 100%. I was 17 years old with no direction in my life. I joined the US Marine Corps for three years an learned discipline, obedience and interacting with other men. Unfortunately I didn’t meet the Lord till I was 46 years old, but since I’ve been walking with my Savior for 30 years. Thanks for your Ministry, I have been to CCFL and my wife and I listen to you on Wednesdays.
Thanks Again, Jack Martin
so grateful for my Catholuc upbringing…it instilled a discipline in me that has blessed me. It has given me the fortitude to follow Jesus as a disciple, to obey Him. Even though I did things as a child out of “duty”…..I had that discipline instilled in my formative years that now makes being a follower so easy because I desire Him….that early disciplined upbringing was a gift.
What a perfect time to discuss discipline. This morning I saw the report of the FAU professor asking a class to right the name of Jesus on a piece of paper and stomp on it.
My “knee jerk” reaction was to suggest that we put the professor’s picture on the 50 yard line at our Easter service next Sunday. But as I calmed down, I asked myself the all important question, “What would Jesus do?”
Timely Reminder! I needed to hear this. I was just listening to one of your CD’s (that I transferred to my IPod) on “Divine Dreams” or maybe titled “Dreamality”. I know the missing step for me is: DISCIPLINE. Discipline of doing what needs to be done, when it Needs to be done. And not allowing sloughfulness due to the ‘activity trap’ rule my every waking moment so that I can lean on excuses as to why things are not getting done. Thank you. You’re a wonderful pastor!
Bob,don’t regret not having spent time in the military. You already serve with God and he has changed you in a far better way than the US military could. My son is a Marine veteran that served in Iraq.I honestly think his ADHD ways took back over once he returned to civilian life! Maybe long-term military people do have “discipline” but sometimes they appear too controlling and rigid and don’t fit we’ll with those of us,including their family members, that are non military.
My son needs Jesus.
First of all thank you for all you do. We got to hear you in Iraq. And yes the military give you discipline but also integrity and courage and honor. All found in the Bible.
CAPT Lucks USN
I regret not spending much time with my dad, I grew up with my grandparents and I always had thought they would go to be with the Lord first, however at age 39yrs my father passed away with massive heart attack. Had I known at age 19yrs I would not have that extra time with dad I would have spent more time with him.
One of my biggest regrets is not discovering Calvary Chapel and Pastor Bob and Pastor Fidel 25 yrs ago!!!! I know it is never too late and I have grown so much in the past 6 years since I started attending church just think how much more I would have grown. But I am soooo happy to be able to attend church now!!! See you on HAPPY EMPTY TOMB DAY!!!!
One thing I really regret.
I pastor a nursing home on Long Island. God asked me to go there are pray for someone that I had been witnessing to at a time that was not at all convenient, so I decided that I would go the following day. That night that person passed away.
In His mercy He showed me how important it is to act in HIS timing and to be obedient, if He wanted me to go the “following day” He would have asked me to go on the “following day.”