A Good Shepherd

When you hear the term ‘shepherd’, what images pop into your mind? For me, I immediately think of someone who is on constant watch over helpless, weak animals. Someone who guards, guides, nurtures and protects these vulnerable animals from predators and all forms of danger. Pastors are shepherds; under-shepherds. They serve under the True Shepherd, … [Read more…]

Sound the Alarm

There have been times when you can plainly sense you are under spiritual attack. I’m not talking about difficult seasons or times, situations or circumstances. Oh I’m certainly not diminishing the reality of those difficulties; we all know those times are inevitable in the Christian life (John 16:33; 2 Tim. 3:12). But I am talking … [Read more…]

No temptation avoided

When you stop and consider earth has always been a place inhabited by selfish, prideful, arrogant beings, is there really any surprise as to all the warfare that has plagued our history? It’s inevitable. Scripture also warns us of another type of warfare that is just as inevitable: the spiritual battles and attacks that our … [Read more…]

Rankings

Rankings. They permeate the sports world. I hardly ever turn on Sportscenter without seeing some type of ranking: the top 10 quarterbacks; the top 10 plays of the day; the top teams in the standings. Everybody wants to be the best. We’re programmed from the time we’re toddlers all the way through adulthood to be … [Read more…]

What a Savior! What a God!

“In 1 Corinthians Paul tells us that the message of the cross of Jesus is foolishness to the lost; that is, those who have yet to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior. But to those who have accepted this free gift, it is simply the power of God. Indeed when we look at the cross … [Read more…]

Meet Pastor Furches

Meet Pastor Furches

Pastor Zack attended The College at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC from 2006-2010. Upon graduation he and his family moved to Ferrum, Va. where he served as Assistant Pastor and Student Pastor from 2010 – 2014. Heeding God’s call to serve as Sr. Pastor at The Church of The Open Door, the … [Read more…]