Minister Articles

One Week in Yucatan

Acts 13: 46-48 Then both Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, “It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken first to you. Since you reject it and judge yourselves to be unworthy of eternal life, we are now turning to the Gentiles. For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, ‘I…

Important Things

Well, I did it again. I’m four days late on my second quarter estimated income tax payment. The payment due June 15 has sneaked up on me more than once. We have now inserted alerts in our calendars to try and keep that from happening again. Some things are so important you don’t want to…

Why Do Missions Work

Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have…

Jonah and Grace

Sean Marks did a great job in our VBS adult class last night. He led us through a study of the book of Jonah. What a great lesson this book teaches us on the grace of God and how God deals with us when we are in need of changing. It is a lesson we…

Change is Important

  Ephessians 4:22-24: “ You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”…

Just Doing Our Duty

Luke 17:10  So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.’” (ESV) Has this ever happened to you? Say, you go out of your way to help someone and at that person doesn’t even say thank you. Or maybe you…

Seek, Ask, Knock

Isn’t that a beautiful bird? I hope you are getting the color version of our bulletin which comes to those who receive it through their computer. I love watching birds. This one was in Jos, Nigeria. It is called Red Cheeked Cordon Blue Finch. It lives in the Sub-Sahara region of Africa, which is where…

Accept It

Proverbs 19:20,21 Listen to counsel and accept discipline, that you may be wise the rest of your days. Many plans are in a man’s heart, but the counsel of the Lord will stand. Facts of life are hard to accept, and at times, very difficult to handle emotionally and spiritually. There are times when in…

Lessons From Paintball

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what…

Pay Closer Attention

Hebrews 2:1 “We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.” (NIV) We must pay careful attention to what we hear so that we do not drift away. There are some things in life that we must pay attention to and there are some…