God, God's Sovereignty, God's Will, Guest Blogger, Identity In Christ, Life, The Gospel

What Do People Remember?

By Dr. John Ed Mathison
Executive Director
John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries

How do we want to be remembered? As people think about their relationship with us in the past, what do they remember? What is our legacy? If someone had to place some words on our tombstone, what would those words be? Continue reading

Guest Blogger

2012 Recap

By Dr. John Ed Mathison
Executive Director
John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries

2012 has been a very productive year for the John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries. I have had a variety of experiences in preaching/teaching in many exciting venues. I have been involved in some local church almost every week during 2012.

I had an opportunity to preach/teach in many different geographical venues. During 2012 I have ministered in Continue reading

Biblical Principals, God, Grace / Mercy, Guest Blogger, Life, The Gospel, Truth

Thanksgiving Day

By Dr. John Ed Mathison
Executive Director
John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries

Thanksgiving is not a day on the calendar but rather an attitude towards life. I think it was Mark Twain who said we ought not to have a day of thanksgiving, but instead to have a day of grumbling. His point was that we should confine our grumbling to just one day and our thanksgiving to the other 364 days! Continue reading

Guest Blogger, Jesus, Life, Relationship With God, The Gospel, Truth

No Accident

By Dr. John Ed Mathison
Executive Director
John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries

Excellence is never an accident – that is a sign displayed by my wife Lynn at Mathison Interiors. It is the motto for the business and serves as a constant reminder of how our work should be done. Continue reading

God, God's Sovereignty, God's Will, Guest Blogger, Life, Personal, Righteousness, Satan/sin/evil/temptatioon, Truth

What’ The Cure?

Guest Blogger, Life, Personal

John Ed Mathison

Bible Study, Biblical Principals, God, God's Will, God's Word, Grace / Mercy, Guest Blogger, Life, Love, Personal, Righteousness, Service, Truth

New Author Coming To My Blog

I am thrilled beyond words to announce a new author who will appear this season on “…all for God’s Glory.”

Dr. John Ed Mathison, my former senior pastor at Frazer United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Alabama for 36 years, now directs John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries. The purpose of the non-profit ministry, according to its mission statement is,

“first to bring honor and glory to the Kingdom of God. John Ed will accomplish this by speaking at churches, conferences, and leadership training programs on a local, national and global scale. He will also be participating in leadership activities within the United Methodist Church. One of the major goals of this ministry will be to give training opportunities for young pastors.”

One segment of John Ed’s leadership ministry is his blog. John Ed is one of the most effective, powerful and influential writers I have ever read. I found his website and his blog. I emailed him to ask if he would allow me to reprint some of his blog posts, and he agreed. I was overjoyed. Speechless. Excited to know you would get to share his writing.

John Ed’s style is conversational, compassionate and personal. He often interjects stories (some thought-provoking, some humorous, some sad, all good) of everyday people and their dilemmas, tragedies or victories. Then he relates his stories directly to the Gospel message and the Kingdom of God.

I have decided that each Thursday beginning next week, I will publish a post from John Ed’s blog. Here’s how much I respect John Ed’s writing and his unique ability to impact our lives with his writing: If you never read another blog of mine, read “. . .all for God’s glory” on Thursdays.  I promise you his blog posts will bless you out of your socks. (You do wear socks when you read my blog, don’t you?) Whether you wear socks to be blessed out of or not, don’t miss John Ed’s messages we’ll publish Thursdays.

Click here to visit the John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries website.