Parson to Person | 2015

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Parson to Person: December 27, 2015

How Cool is this?

On January 21, 2016

  • It is the Chinese Year of the Monkey!
  • In the Jewish calendar it is 5776
  • If you are a Trekkie it is Star Date -307000
  • In binary code it is expressed 111111000000 for the year 2016

No worries for us! IT is ALWAYS the YEAR OF THE LORD!

2016 A.D.


Not After Death as so many have ERRONEOUSLY been taught in school!

No wonder the antichrist will seek to change that testimony of time to Christ!

Daniel 7:25 ISV |  He’ll speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints oft he Highest One. He’ll attempt to alter times andla ws, and they’ll be given into his controlfor  a time, times, and half a time.

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Parson to Person: December 20, 2015

Isaiah 9:6  |  For unto us a Child is born, to us a Soni s given; and the government shall be on His shoulder; and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

To know Christ has come and will return and we have a Wonderful Advocate in heaven, this should bring us peace.

We are at peace with God by way of the cross of Christ.

we have the peace of God because the adoption papers have been signed in blood — HIS!

Sharen and I are blessed to serve with you all and thank you for your kindness to us.

Be blessed when we say, “Our Father in heaven …”

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Parson to Person: December 6, 2015

The Storm

A passenger jet was going through a severe thunderstorm. As the passengers were being bounced around by the turbulence, a young woman turned to a minister sitting next to her and, with a nervous laugh asked,

“Reverend, you’re a man of God, can’t you do something about this storm?”

To which he replied, “Lady, I’m in sales, not management.”

Matthew 28:19-20  |  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and,lo I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Colossians 1:17  |  And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.

He said “GO” … the rest we leave to HIM! … Pastor Doug
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Parson to Person: November 29, 2015

Keeping the Faith

A Jewish lawyer was troubled by the way his son had turned out, and went to see his rabbi about it.

I brought him up in the faith, gave him a very expensive bar mitzvah, cost me a fortune to educate him. The he tells me last week he has decided to be a Christian. Rabbi, where did I go wrong?”

“Funny you should come to me,” said the rabbi.

“Like you, I too brought my boy up in the faith, put him through university, cost me a fortune, then one day he too comes and tells me he has decided to becomea  Christian.”

“What did you do?” asked the lawyer.

“I turned to God for the answer”, replied the rabbi.

“And what did he say?” pressed the lawyer.

“God said, ‘funny you should come to me …’ ”

Matthew 11:28-29  |  come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

Real rest! … Pastor Doug
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Parson to Person: November 15, 2015

The Survivor

One day in the South Pacific, a navy ship Captain saw smoke coming from a hut on an uncharted island.

Upon arriving at the shore they were met by a shipwreck survivor. He said, “I’m so glad you’re here1 I’ve been alone on this island for more than five years!”

The captain replied, “If you’re all alone on the island why do I see THREE huts.”

The survivor said, “Oh, well, I live in one and go to church in another.”

“What about the THIRD hut?” asked the captain.

“That’s where I USED to go to church.”


Good morning church! … Pastor Doug
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Parson to Person: November 8, 2015

The Church Gossip

Mildred, the church gossip and self-appointed arbiter of the church’s morals, kept sticking her nose into other people’s business. Several residents were unappreciative of her activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence. She made a mistake, however, when she accused George, a new member, of being an alcoholic, after she saw his pickup truck parked in front of the town’s only bar one afternoon. She commented to George and others that everyone seeing it there would know what he was doing.

George, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and then just walked away. He didn’t explain, defend, or deny. He said nothing.

Later that evening, George quietly parked his pickup in front of Mildred’s house … and left it there all night.

Cute story … understandable even! … But …

Romans 12:17  |  Repay no one evil for evil. Provide things hoestin  the sight of all men …

One way perpetuates the problem! The other stopsit  at your door! Avoid the very appearance of evil!

Pastor Doug
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Parson to Person: November 1, 2015

Bats in the Belfry

Three Pastors from the south were having lunch in a diner. One said, “Ya know, since summer started I’ve been having trouble with bats in my loft and attic at church. I’ve tried everything – noise, spray, cats – nothing seems to scare them away.

Another said, “yea, me too. I’ve got hundreds living in my belfry and in the attic. I’ve even had the place fumigated, and they won’t go away.”

The third said, “I baptized all mine, and made them members of the church … haven’t seen one back since!” (OK, lighten up … it’s a JOKE)

Hebrews 10:23-25  |  Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering (forh e is faithful who promised), and let us consider one another to provoke to love and to good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

THE DAY IS ON THE WAY! … Pastor Doug
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Parson to Person: October 25, 2015

Are You an Atheist?

A young woman teacher with obvious liberal tendencies explains to her class of small children that she is an atheist. She asks her class if they are atheists to. Not really knowing what atheism is but wanting to be like their teacher, their hands explode into the air like fleshy fireworks.

There is, however, one exception. A little girl has not gone along with the crowd. The teacher asks her why she has decided to be different.

“Because, I’m not an atheist.”  “Then,” asks the teacher, “What are you?”  “I’m a Christian.”

The teacher is a little perturbed now, her face slightly red. She asks her why she is a Christian.

“Well, I was brought up knowing and loving Jesus. My mom is a Christian, my dad is a Christian, and my grandparents are too, so I am a Christian.”

The teacher is now angry. “That’s no reason,” she says loudly. “What if your mom and dad were idiots. And what if your grandparents were idiots? What would you be then?”

She paused, smiled and said, “Oh, I guess that I’d be an atheist!”

Psalm 14:1  |  The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.

There is creation and Creator! Look around! … Pastor Doug
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Parson to Person: October 19, 2015

Mistaken  Identity

A man was being tailgated by a stressed out woman on a busy boulevard, when suddenly, the light turned yellow just in front of him. He did the right thing and stopped, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection.

The tailgating woman hit the roof, and the horn, screaming in frustration as she missed her chance to get through the intersection.

As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer.

The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up. He took her to the police station where she was searched, fingerprinted, photographed, and placed in a holding cell.

After several hours,a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects.

he said, “I’m very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you, and cussing a blue streak at him. I noticed the ‘Choose Life’ license plate, the ‘What Would Jesus Do?’ bumper sticker, the ‘Follow Me to Sunday School’ bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk. Naturally, I assumed you had stolen the car!”

Do unto others as you … Pastor Doug
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Parson to Person: October 11, 2015

Not Welcome

An impoverished old man applied for membership in a wealthy church. The pastor tried to put him off with all kinds of evasive remarks. The old man became aware that he was not welcome there and finally told the pastor that he would pray about it. After several days he returned. “Well,” asked the pastor, “Did the Lord give you a message?”  “Yes Sir, He did” was the old man’s answer. “He told me it wasn’t any use. He said, “I’ve been trying to get in that same church myself for ten years and they won’t let me in either.”

Cornelius, a gentile sent for Peter, a Jew —

Acts 10:34-35  |  So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.

Doing right is believing God!

Grace to you all! Pastor Doug
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Parson to Person: October 4, 2015

100 points

A man dies and goes to heaven. St. Peter meets him at the pearly gates. St. Peter says, “Here’s how it works. You need 100 points to make it into heaven. You tell me all the good things you’ve done, and I give you a certain number of points for each item, depending on how good it was. When you reach 100 points, you get in.”  “Okay” the man says, “I attended church every Sunday”  “That’s good, says St. Peter, “that’s worth two points”  “Two points?” he says.  “Well, I gave 10% of all my earnings to the church”  “Well, let’s see,” answers Peter, “that’s worth another 2 points. Did you do anything else?”  “Two points? Golly. How about this: I started a soup kitchen in my city and worked in a shelter for homeless veterans.”

“Fantastic, that’s certainly worth a point,” he says. “hmmm …,” the man says, “I was married to the same woman for 50 years and never cheated on her, even in my heart.”  “That’s wonderful,” says St. Peter, “that’s worth three points!”  “THREE POINTS!!” the man cries, “At this rate the only way I get into heaven is by the grace of God!”

“Come on in!”

Ephesians 2:8-9  |  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Grace and peace to you all!, Pastor Doug
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Parson to Person: September 20, 2015


There was a new family that had just moved into town. Their son came to Sunday School but seemed upset. His teacher asked him if anything was wrong. The boy replied no, that he was going to go fishing but his dad told him that he needed to go to church instead. The teacher was very impressed with the boy’s parents and asked the boy if his father had explained to him why it was more important to go to church than to go fishing. The boy replied, “Yes he did. My dad said that he didn’t have enough bait for both of us.”


Matthew 4:19  |  And He said to them, Follow Me, and IWI ll make you fishers of men.

Mathew 24:35  |  The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but My Words shall not pass away.


Love to you all!, Pastor Doug
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Parson to Person: September 6, 2015

The Pastor’s Title

A local Pastor joined a community Service Club, and the members thought they would have a little fun with him. Under his name badge they printed, “Hog Caller” as his occupation. Everyone made a big fanfare as the badge was presented.

The Pastor responded by saying, “I usually am called the ‘Shepherd of the sheep’ … but I guess you know your people better than I do.”


Matthew 22:8-10  |  Then he said toh is servants, the wedding is eady, but they who were invited were not worthy. Therefore go into the exits of the highways, and as many as you shall find, invite them to the marriage. So the servants went out into the highways and gathered together as many as they found, both bad and good. And the wedding was filled with reclining guests.

2 Peter 3:9  |  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.


Love in Christ, Pastor Doug
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Parson to Person: August 30, 2015

The Prayer Request

A businessman needed a million dollars to close an important business transaction. He went to church to pray for the money.

He knelt and started praying next to a man who was praying for a hundred dollars he needed to pay an urgent debt. The businessman took out his wallet and pressed the hundred dollars into the other man’s hand.

Overjoyed, the man got up and left the church. The businessman then closed his yes and prayed, “And now, Lord, that I have your undivided attention … ”

John 14:14  |  JESUS SAID … if you aske me anything in my name, I will do it.

If we are united with Christ and we know He is united with His Father it is a done deal! He hears our petitions and if our will ist he same as His it will be done! If you are anything like me, you don’t know God’s perfect will. We ask and wait … what God does is perfect!


Love in Christ, Pastor Doug
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Parson to Person: August 9, 2015

Community Picnic

A church had a picnic and invited the entire community to come. The pastor placed a basket full of apples on one end of a table with a sign saying, “Take only one apple please — Remember that God is watching.” On the other end of the table was a plate of cookies where one of the children had placed a sign saying, “Take all the cookies you want — God is watching the apples.”

Does stuff like that really happen?

Maybe that’s why He had Paul write …

Philippians 2:3-4 BBE |  Doing nothing through envy or through pride, but with low thoughts of self let everyone take others to be better than himself; Not looking everyone to his private good, but keeping in mind the things of others.

Want to bless someone? Give up your cookie!

Love in Christ, Pastor Doug
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