"...When He [Jesus] saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd." Matt 9:36

"Do not rob the poor, because he is poor... for the Lord will take up their case and plunder those who plunder them." Proverbs 22:22-23

Friday, August 31, 2007

Our Pastor Has More Guns than Yours!!!

We all enjoyed Mac's explanation this past Sunday of the September 8th "Day of Faiths" conference to be held at FBC Jax...this past Sunday Mac said: "There are people in our city that have to live everyday with gunfire in their neighborhood; no one should have to live like that, I don't care WHO they are!"...that was a real head-scratcher...who might he be talking about? Hmmm....

He followed that quip with "I wouldn't put up with that in my neighborhood...in fact I have 5 or 6 guns, I wouldn't put up with it" (rough paraphrase). Great, thanks Mac for letting us know you have 5 or 6 guns, information we really needed to know - how many guns our pastor totes. It has me wondering? How many does Jim Whitmire have? How about Jim Smyrl, is he packing heat? Gee, I wonder how many Homer had....point is: TMI - too much information Mac...gun owners I know don't brag to anyone, much less thousands of people in a church service, how many guns they own...besides, just how much gunfire do YOU face over in the gated community you live in Mac?

Jax Crime Rate Drops 40%!!

News Flash: FBC Jax on their website proclaims "crime rate" dropped 40% in Jacksonville in the 2nd half of 2006 after the day of prayer....can anyone substantiate this claim? What crime rate are they referrering to? The murder rate? homicide rate? crime overall? Did God answer the prayer for the 2nd half of 2006 only, but not for 2007? Sure would like to see FBC Jax's reference for this claim...

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Congratulations to the Brunsons!

Congratulations are in order to Mac Brunson and family! The $250,000 property that they purchased for $100 two weeks after their arrival in Jacksonville has been appraised at over $300,000 for the 2007 tax year, which means they turned $100 into a $50,000 profit, a 50,000% return on their $100! Not even Hilliary Clinton could get that kind of return on investment! Still waiting to see how God has blessed them with their 5000+ square foot home; the value of that beauty is not yet posted but we're waiting to see! Perhaps they'll have an "open house" for the church members to see the lavish house their tithes are helping to pay for, much like they did for the "open house" of the new office suite in the Children's Building...will Mac take the pastors on a tour of his house like he took them on a tour of his office suite during Pastor's Conference?