The Bible Peace Free Will Baptist Church
Rev. Chuck Thornton, Pastor Cell: 864-497-7953 Church: 864-579-4762
1195 Old Converse Road, Spartanburg, S.C. 29307
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 170835, Spartanburg, SC. 29301
Preacher Chuck is a Spartanburg native. He graduated from Spartanburg High School and attended Spartanburg Community College and Beaver Creek Bible Institute. He is married to Libby Bullman Thornton and has two children, Dawn Thornton Guy and Charles Thornton II (Chip). He is the proud grandfather of five granddaughters - Dru, Daphne, Delaney and Daelyn Guy and Selah Thornton and grandson Jake. He is a member of the Palmetto Conference of the Free Will Baptist, where he serves as Clerk. His hobbies are hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.
The resurrection of Jesus was not just a moment in history for His disciples. This overwhelming event changed their lives and their view of the world.
After the resurrection, people had a completely different understanding of God's Word and His plans. Their minds were opened to see the world in new ways. They realized how He remained active and could unleash His power at any time.
In interesting ways, it also demonstrated why some never experience this power. For these people, the resurrection remains just a story, even a myth or legend. These critics allow their minds to be flooded with doubt. At the same time, some believe in the resurrection, but remain skeptical, not seeing how it makes a difference.
The Bible reveals how the resurrection can transform our lives. As Paul described, this happens as we focus on Jesus, when we desire not just to know about Him but to know Him and the power of His resurrection and when we believe that this power is real.
Everything else must be like "rubbish" so we can gain Christ and be found in Him. This means laying aside doubt and walking by faith. We must realize that the resurrection demonstrates that Jesus is with us and that resurrection power is available to us, right now.
Do you desire the fullness of God's power in your life? Make Him your highest priority, laying everything else aside. Spend time with Him in prayer. Seek Him with your whole heart. Read His Word. Step out in faith and believe that all things are possible, that He is with you, ready to unleash resurrection power- power with no limits!
He lives, He lives, He lives within my heart!
- Preacher Chuck
The Pastor's Pen