Family Minister

Thoughts on Youth

Do you remember when you were young? I mean younger. The last thing on my mind was being an example for anyone else. I was worried about having fun and how I looked. I wasn’t looking for people to look like me. I was concerned about looking like someone else. In the Greek culture, you…

Are You Finished?

John 19: 28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, to fulfill the Scripture, said, “I am thirsty.” 29 A jar full of sour wine was standing there; so, they put a sponge full of the sour wine upon a branch of hyssop and brought it up to His mouth. 30…

Resolution, Day 1

Proverbs 16:9 The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. (NASB)   By today you have probably made your resolutions. Like me, you have already started. This year is going to be different because I already have an accountability friend who is going to help me keep true to my…

Can’t Go Just Yet

John 13: 36 Simon Peter *said to Him, “Lord, where are You going?” Jesus answered, “Where I go, you cannot follow Me now; but you will follow later.” 37 Peter *said to Him, “Lord, why can I not follow You right now? I will lay down my life for You.”   Have you ever wanted…

I Love You The Most

John 17: 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. (NASB) Have you ever said those words to your spouse or to your…

How Did The Sermon Make You Feel?

1 Thessalonians 2: 4 but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts. (NASB)   Paul is making a case for the brethren in Thessalonica. Some people have come to the church there and…

Are You Anxious As Well?

1 Peter 5:7 “casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.” (NASB) Many people suffer from mental health disorders. Anxiety is one of the major disorders. When people talk to me about their anxiety problems, they feel ashamed to feel that way. They feel less for having that problem, they feel like…

A Few Days In Baja Mexico

Colossians 2:6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. (NIV)   As we head back home, I look back at these few days spent in the mission field and…

Take Time To Pray With…

Deuteronomy 4: 9 “Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons.” (NASB)   Take time to…

Has The Lord Made You Wait?

Lamentations 3:22-25 The Lord’s loving kindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I have hope in Him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him. (NASB) Lamentations is an amazing book and an amazing chapter to read when you have the feeling that the Lord has…