Minister Articles

The Heart of David

God describes David as a man “after God’s heart.” Even though he was not a perfect man, we can easily understand God’s description of David. He was a man who listened to God and sought to praise Him. His heart was filled with praises to God. He listened to God – in his anger, in…

Today’s Menu: Take It Or Leave It

Colossians 3:14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. (NIV) We all have heard this phrase, “Take it or leave it,” whether our parents told us or we told our kids. We have heard this phrase more than once. I was never a picky eater, but…

Out Of Date

Back in the early eighties, I received my first office computer. I remember the man who set it up telling me that I had a computer more powerful than the computer used when we landed a man on the moon. He then said, “You will never need a more powerful computer.” Wow, was he ever…

We Rebuke, Because We Love You

Proverbs 27: 5 Better is open rebuke, than hidden love.   How well do we take rebuke? We really don’t like it. We don’t look forward to it. In fact, as adults, we do everything we can to avoid it. Rebuke hurts. It hurts our feelings, our pride and our self esteem. Would you rather…

Do You Have A Question?

If you do, you are going to love our adult Wednesday night class for the summer quarter. Terry Pruitt and Nathan Whitaker, our educational directors, have decided that this year’s summer quarter will be an opportunity for us to ask the questions we have about the Bible and what the Bible teaches. The summer quarter…

Numbering Our Days

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:12 NIV) “Show me, LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is.” (Psalm 39:4 NIV) How do we do that? Know that this life will come to an end. Just…

Men of God Rise Up To The Standard

1 Timothy 3: 14 Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that, 15 if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. (NIV) Paul’s instruction…

Men of God Produce Fruit

John 15:8 “My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. (NASB) Have you ever taught someone how to ride a bike? The process can be cruel sometimes, but the goal is the same. We want the person to ride on their own. It may take…

One More Conversation

6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. (Col. 4:6 NIVO) Have you ever visited someone who is fighting for their life in the hospital? It is difficult to watch them hooked up to cords and machines doing all the breathing for…

A Big Question

Do you know where you are going? These years that keep passing by are taking us somewhere. We can look back and see where we have been, but can we know anything about where we are going? Our personal choices have a great deal to do with where we are going. But there are two…