Minister Articles

“Pie In The Sky”

I want to quote from an article written by Cecil May, Jr. from his “Preacher Talk” newsletter. “Atheists often ridicule Christians’ hope of heaven as ‘pie in the sky, by and by.’ Robert Ingersoll, famous atheistic speaker, who went about the country, speaking against God, the Bible and Christianity, said, ‘The time to be happy…

Under His Wings

“Luke13:34 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who have been sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, just as a hen gathers her young under her wings, and you were unwilling!” (NASB) In teaching, it is necessary to bring stories that will help people understand…

Welcome to Riverchase

HEY! My name is Malvin Sanders, and I am the new youth and family minister here at Riverchase. I wanted to take this first article to introduce myself and tell you how excited I am to be here. I am originally from Stockbridge, Georgia, which is just on the south side of Atlanta. When I…

God is Merciful

Micah 7:18 Who is a God like You, who pardons wrongdoing and passes over a rebellious act of the remnant of His possession? He does not retain His anger forever, Because He delights in mercy. 19 He will again take pity on us; He will trample on our wrongdoings. Yes, you will cast all their…

Clean Window Paul Dyer

Is that an instruction or a description? In depends on the context, or on effective communication. For spiritual leaders to be effective, they must be able to communicate the vision of what they are doing within a ministry. Effective leaders do not tell people what to do but instead, they describe the vision, the outcome…

Causing The Devil To Flee

I’ve been reading something that says, “The devil always flees from the name of Jesus.” Is that true? Once again, the Bible offers us help for the answer. It is true that Jesus has all power over the devil and his evil spirits. They feared him, were subject to him and were aware of their…

Jesus Died For All, We Must Love All

1 Corinthians 2:1 And when I came to you, brothers and sisters, I did not come as someone superior in speaking ability or wisdom, as I proclaimed to you the testimony of God. 2 For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. (NASB) When Paul preached the Gospel to…

Teen Devos

Last Wednesday, we had the opportunity to hear devotionals from Sam Click and Tyler Pruitt. Sam reminded us from Luke 18 that we should not be confident in our own righteousness but humble ourselves before God and look to His grace. Tyler used John 10 to share that Satan seeks to steal from us, but…

Watching

How do you feel about being watched? Do you have a smart phone? Do you ever use a credit card? Do you work on a computer? Guess what? You’re watched. Being watched can be a comforting thing. It can also be a very troubling thing. What we are doing, and who is watching makes all…