Family Minister

Amazed not Amused

Matthew 24: 12-13 “And because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will become cold. But the one who endures to the end is the one who will be saved.” (NASB) When people are dating, they tend to be amazed at everything the other person does. Everything they say, and everything they do, they are amazed…

Wanting God More Than Comfort

1 Peter 2:11 Beloved, I urge you as foreigners and strangers, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which wage war against the soul. 12 Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God…

Love Jesus

John 15: 15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he…

Seasoned Word

Colossians 4:6 Your speech must always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person. (NASB) For people that know me, if you invite me to eat, I will go anywhere. There is no food to which I will say no. I have eaten…

Be a Man Like Jesus

John 5:30 “I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.” (NASB) Did you get everything you needed from your dad? Did he give you affection? Was he proud of…

Have You Found Him?

Jeremiah 10: 10 This is what the Lord says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place. 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you,…

Show Them How To Walk Wisely

Proverbs 13:20 Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. (NIV) Where did you go for your last vacation? What places did you eat? When this pandemic is over, would you go back to those same familiar places? I would like to think so! In the rare opportunities I…

The Right Way of Living

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, 12 instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously, and godly in the present age. (NASB) Because God has given us grace – something we could never earn on our own – God asks us to…

Say NO to the World

Titus 2:12 (Grace) teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age. (NIV) I can relate to what Titus says about earthly desires. We want what we want immediately. But when you have something great waiting, you are willing to say “No”…

Grace Is Teaching Us

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, 12 instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age. (NASB) In these verses, Paul is teaching Titus what to do as he works within a congregation of the Lord’s body.…