Minister Articles

Getting Your Attention

Hebrews 1:1 ; 4:12; Isaiah 53:11 When you bring to memory all the things that God did to get the attention of His people, what story comes to mind? For me, the story of Moses and the burning bush comes to mind first. Since I heard this story for the first time when I was…

Family Devotional: Kindness

Over the past several weeks we have seen our country become polarized over the pandemic and wearing masks in public. No matter what your personal position is on Covid-19 remember our children are watching how you behave and are listening to the words you say. Choosing to act kindly towards others is always the right…

It Was Only A Dime

We lived in Wisconsin and we were preparing to travel home to Alabama to spend some time with our family. I went by the bank to cash a check and get some cash for the trip. After leaving the bank, I counted my money and discovered the teller at the drive-in window had given me…

My Country

“My country, may she ever be right, but right or wrong, my country.” I grew up with this quotation from Stephen Decatur fixed as a part of the banner of our home town’s daily newspaper, The Decatur Daily. Decatur, Alabama was named after Stephen Decatur. Britannica Encyclopedia indicates that the Daily’s quote may not be…

Summer Activities Cancelled

All Children’s Ministry July activities are cancelled at this time. This includes the Oak Mountain Boys’ Night, our July Service Project, and the Princess Party. As badly as we want to host these events, we also want to maintain the health of our families and believe it is best to wait until next summer to…

Sleep Study

Matthew 11: 28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is…

A Reminder

Sometimes we just need to be reminded. You are made in the very image of God. (Genesis 1:27) We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. (Romans3:23) God loved us so much, he allowed Jesus to die for us. Yes, Jesus loved you and died for you. (John 3:16 & Galatians…

Two Questions

Habakkuk 2:4 “Behold, as for the proud one, His soul is not right within him; But the righteous will live by his faith. Romans 1:17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “But the righteous man shall live by faith.” (NASB) What do we usually…

Daniel in the Den of Lions

The story of Daniel and the den of lions has always been a favorite. I wonder if it could be considered one of the early accounts of what we know today as “political correctness.” The government had changed. Daniel was now a part of the second empire God revealed was coming. The Babylonians had been…