Minister Articles

Welcome Our Visitors

1 Peter 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. (NIV) How do you make someone feel welcome? Most of us we understand the importance of needing to be welcomed properly. We decide to visit a restaurant a second time…

Thank You

My first Riverchase bulletin article had the same title as today’s. We arrived for our first Sunday on September 26, 1999. That night there was a congregational sandwich supper complete with homemade ice cream and a “pounding” for us. If you are not familiar with a “pounding”, the congregation brought grocery items to fill up…

Understanding The Times

1 Chronicles 12: 32 Of the sons of Issachar, men who understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their kinsmen were at their command. (NASB) The sons of Issachar were men who came to declare their alliance to King David. They understood the times, which…

Samson

Hebrews 11:39-40 Name your favorite hero of the Bible. Would Samson be in that list? When we think of heroes of the Bible, Samson is not one we think of first. Samson actually may not make it to our list. But he made it to God’s list of heroes of faith. Samson was disobedient, he…

The Joy of The Lord

Nehemiah’s leadership has brought the repair of the wall in Jerusalem to near completion. The opposition from their enemies had not succeeded. The people of Israel had returned to the city of Jerusalem as God had promised. On the first day of the seventh month, the day of Trumpets, Ezra read from the book of…

Once More

Judges 16:28-30 “Then Samson prayed to the Lord, “Sovereign Lord, remember me. Please, God, strengthen me just once more, and let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes.” A life of bad decisions can lead to bad consequences. Samson is a good example for us today. He was chosen…

UV Light

Jeremiah 17: 9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? 10 “I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.” (NIV) We did an experiment sometime ago. We turned off all the lights…

“I Just Can’t Stop Smiling!”

Out of all the pics we took at Give Kids The World Mission Trip, I choose this one. Kaylyn Tomlinson (her good friends call her KK) recently graduated from Pelham High School and will attend Troy University in just a few weeks. KK is an incredible blessing to all who know her. Late Friday night,…

Truth

“Truth refers to what is real, trustworthy, dependable, genuine, or valid. It carries the sense of real-world dependability and genuine disclosure—showing things as they really are.” (Lexham Theological Wordbook) “The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart”. (Psalm 15:2) This is a part of David’s…