All posts in category Gems From Jim Hughes

Gems From Pastor Jim – 10/16/2018

by Jim Hughes Prov. 29:1 Whoever stubbornly refuses to accept criticism will suddenly be broken beyond repair. We don’t like to be criticized. We don’t like it when someone points out to us our faults and failures. We like to think of ourselves as too good to be criticized. We want others to […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim – 10/9/2018

by Jim Hughes Prov. 28:23 In the end, people appreciate frankness more than flattery. Flattery makes us feel good, for a little while. Everyone likes to have their ego stroked. We all want to be noticed and appreciated. We are geared to being liked. Some will go out of their way to be […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim – 9/25/2018

by Jim Hughes Prov. 28:13 People who cover over their sins will not prosper. But if they confess and forsake them, they will receive mercy. It has never worked and it never will. Whenever we try to cover over our sins we make a mess of things and our lives. We may be […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim – 9/18/2018

by Jim Hughes Prov. 28:2 Where there is moral rot within a nation, its government topples easily. But with wise and knowledgeable leaders, there is stability. Rotten to the core is how we can describe most countries today. Everywhere you turn you see evil glorified. You see people seemingly with no shame doing […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim – 9/11/2018

by Jim Hughes Prov. 27:20 Just as Death and Destruction are never satisfied, so human desire is never satisfied. There are some things in life you can count on; death is one of them. No one will escape death unless it’s those who are taken to heaven when the Lord returns. Death is […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim – 9/4/2018

by Jim Hughes Prov. 27:19 As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the person. Here is a truth that we must always remember. What is in the heart matters. We may be able to put on a front and fool people, but who we really are is determined by […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim 8/28/2018

by Jim Hughes Prov. 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, a friend sharpens a friend. Friends are good to have. Friends are people that come into our lives that we can lean on. They support us. They encourage us. They help us when we need correction. They defend us against those who would attack […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim

by Jim Hughes Prov. 27:12 A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. It is foolish to barrel full-steam ahead without any idea what may lie before you. We don’t know the dangers that lie before us. Satan is a crafty and […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim 8/14/2018

by Jim Hughes Prov. 26:20 Fire goes out for lack of fuel, and quarrels disappear when gossip stops. In order to keep a fire going, you have to keep feeding it. In order to keep an argument going, you have to keep feeding it. Quarrels are unavoidable. We have different opinions on a […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim 8/7/2018

by Jim Hughes Prov. 26:18-19 Just as damaging as a mad man shooting a lethal weapon is someone who lies to a friend and then says, “I was only joking.” Words matter. Truth matters. What you say affects others. When lies are spoken about another, great harm is done. False accusations can forever […]

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