Minister Articles

Serve

2 Timothy 2:1-2 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me before many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. (RSV) How do we make sure that we are fulfilling the Lord’s will? Paul established this…

Walking in the Truth

3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than this, to hear that my children are walking in the truth. (NASB) When we hear news from our kids after they go to college, what is the best news we can hear?  We could hear so many good things, like, they have good grades, or that…

Ashamed

If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels. (Mark 12:34) Have you ever been ashamed of God? Paul cautioned Timothy to “not be ashamed of our message nor…

Some Advice

Titus 2:7-8 Show yourself in all respects a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, gravity, 8 and sound speech that cannot be censured; then any opponent will be put to shame, having nothing evil to say of us. (NRSV) Some of the best advice I got came from a drunk person…

Life is Fast

Who are those people in your life that you love to see coming and that you love to see going? Which category do you fall into and why? Life can get a hold on you and not let go or you can get a hold on life, strap in, and stay focused on the destination.…

Take Another Look

Are things about as bad as they can get? Do you have news overload? Do you think things are about as bad as they have ever been? Well, no, they are not. We are actually living in pretty good times. So why so much negativity? We need to take another look with a different perspective.…

Opposites

Revelation 21:7-8:  “He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.  But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” (NASB) What’s the…

Valor

Judges 6:11-40   Valor is defined as strength or courage, particularly in the face of great danger. I didn’t realize how courageous Gideon was by his action of threshing the wheat from the Midianites. He was doing that in order to secure for his family. It could have cost him his life, he was going…

Do You Believe The Words of Jesus?

John 11: 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this? (NASB)   These verses give us hope. There is no greater comfort, no greater…

Gratitude

Trick or Treating is over, lots of sweets and candies have been eaten, and now we are entering one of my favorite times of the year. November is often associated with thankfulness and gratitude as we prepare for Thanksgiving at the end of the month. I love the idea of taking this month as a…