Family Minister (Page 12)

Rejoice

Romans 12:15 (NIV) Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. This is a great season. A season to be happy. We give and receive presents. We get to be around family and enjoy many other traditions. As much as we need to take the time to appreciate the good times, I think it is…

Created For Good Works

Ephesians 2:8-10 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that…

New Commandment

John 13:34,35 34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”   Love is a commandment. We have to love God’s people. When Jesus spoke these words he was speaking to his…

Thank God

But God gave us a Spirit not of fear but of power and love and self control 2 Timothy 1:7 When we count our blessings, when we realize how much we have and how blessed we are. We can’t  help, but to be thankful. As a husband,  I am thankful when my wife does something…

Open Your Eyes

Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law. Psalm 119:18 NASB I hope to open your curiosity with this short article about opening your eyes. There is so much that we could say about the topic that I don’t plan to explain it all, but what I expect is to open…

Unity

  Philippians 2:3-5   What can we accomplish when we work together?  Think of it as a team. There is so much that goes on in sports, much more than just guys throwing a ball, catching a ball, kicking a ball or hitting a ball.  All of the team has to be in unison in order to…

Give Me The Bible

Romans 15:4 (NASB) “For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” This is a great text for adult mature Christians, but also is a great text for young learners. Almost anything that we buy now comes with…

Dressed To Serve

Luke 12:35 “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning.” Sunday’s night lesson made me think about this mindset. Jesus is giving encouragement to his followers to have the mindset to be ready to serve. There are some days that I wear different types of clothes to the church office. Depending on what…

Love Does No Wrong

Romans 13:10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. This a jewel of a passage in Romans. All the words of God are precious, however there are some verses that speak more to our hearts than others, depending on where we are in life. This verse is…

In Distress

Jonah 2 The prayer of Jonah in Chapter 2; we can understand something about prayer. Jonah was in distress. Jonah was in pain, sorrow and suffering. Jonah was in that position because he put himself in that position by running away from God. Jonah refused to do what God asked him to do, which was…