Family Minister

Teach Your Kids To Work

Genesis 2:15 “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” (NIV) It is interesting that when God created man, he put him in the garden and gave him everything that he could ever need! And yet, he said to him “work…

Teach Kids To Avoid Greed

Luke 12:15 Then He said to them, “Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.” We live in a village that is teaching our kids to be unhappy. This village keeps telling you and me that we should not be happy…

Habits for Good Parents

2 Corinthians 10:5 “We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ…” I recently attended a great conference in which many lessons were taught. One of the series that caught my attention was on better parenting. I…

Do You Want To Fight?

2 Timothy 4:7“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:” (KJV) People have always loved games. When I was little we used to invent games, and create our own rules. Some games were more interesting than others, and other games were just boring. There was a game…

The Day We Got the Dog

2 Corinthians 8:21: “For we have regard for what is honorable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.” I heard this story today in one of my classes. I didn’t know where it was going, but then I remembered that the class I was taking was on…

Are You Going To College?

As many of you are going to college, here a couple of things I want you to remember: 1. Be nice to your parents. When you leave, you are taking a piece of their heart. You may be going away 100 miles or 10 miles, but neither is easy for any parent. You will always…

My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less

1 Thessalonians 4:13, “But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope.”   It is inevitable we will all die. We don’t know where or when but we will all pass through this dreaded gate.…

Wanna Make Friends?

Proverbs 17: 17 “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” (NASB)   When I started visiting the congregation here at Riverchase I knew maybe two people, but that number changed quickly. The children’s minister came and talked to me, then the youth minister talked to us. They invited us…

The Hurricane Is Coming

Luke 6:49 But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly, is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation; and the torrent burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great.” (NASB) How do we prepare when a storm is coming?…

The Ideal Church

1 Thessalonians 1: 7 so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. 8 For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith toward God has gone forth, so that we have no need…