Minister Articles

A Shiny Present

Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (ESV) Have you noticed how easily our eyes go for the shiny things? It could be a shiny present, it could be a shiny new…

Fill Your Life With The Word

Colossians 3:16 (Contemporary English Version) “Let the message about Christ completely fill your lives, while you use all your wisdom to teach and instruct each other. With thankful hearts, sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.” As we start in the last month of the year, and you look back on your accomplishments, and…

He Was Born

We don’t know the exact date of his birth, but we know a great deal. Hundreds of years before he was born, the prophets wrote of his coming and gave many details of his life. According to the prophets: he would be born in Bethlehem, He would be a descendant of Abraham and King David…

What Does It Mean?

1 Peter 2: 1-3 Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord. (NASB) Have you read some…

We Need To Sing This Today

“Count your blessings.”The hymn was written by Johnson Oatman Jr. in 1897 (with music composed by Edwin O. Excell). 1. When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed, when you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, count your many blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.…

Make Time

Ephesians 5:15-17 So, then, be careful how you live. Do not be unwise but wise, making the best use of your time because the times are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is (NASB) How long would you be willing to wait for your food? When you are at…

Forty Years

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,…

Listen To Him

Three times the Bible records the words God speaks to Jesus directly from heaven. The first is at Jesus’ baptism. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” (Matt. 3:17 NIV) God is well pleased with Jesus. He delights in him. All Jesus does…

How are you?

As I write that question, my mind is flooded with so many people who will receive this question with a plethora of responses. How are you? Some of us are overwhelmed with stress from work, school, or relationships. Others have found contentment as they grind through the day to day activities of life. A few…

Preparing for the Eternal

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things…