Family Minister (Page 14)

Sin is the Problem

The prophet Micah spoke of how Israel and Judah would be punished for hypocritical worship, injustice and immorality. He also spoke of redemption. As you begin reading this small book, you will see that God is indignant. God is not pleased with his people. God is letting them know what is going to happen to…

Is God Listening?

The book of Habakkuk is an interesting book in the section of the prophets in the Bible.  In chapter one, the prophet describes a situation pretty much like today. He asks God the hard questions, questions that are in many hearts but sometimes are hard to make known to all. Habakkuk seems to tell God…

Guiding a Blind Horse

I love talking to our members at Riverchase. This week I was talking to Kelly Shebs and he gave me an idea for my article this week. He was telling me how some horse riders have to train by guiding a blind horse. They have to take care of the horse and get it ready…

Return to Me

Zechariah prophesied to the people of Judah after their return from captivity from the Babylonians around 536 B.C. During that time there were economic hardships and the temple lay in ruins. Zechariah would instruct the people to help rebuild the temple so that worship to God would be restored. God used Zechariah to tell the…

Lack of Knowledge?

Knowledge is important, especially knowledge of God.  Why were the people of Israel in trouble? In the Book of Hosea, God shows his love towards his people. He showed how time after time He has come to rescue and delivered His people. Because of His immeasurable love and constant patience towards them, they were not…

Struggles

We all have different struggles in life. As Christians, we have surrendered our lives to Christ. One commandment, that seems to go against our human nature, is to obey. Obedience to God puts our personal desires to the side. It becomes hard to obey when we want to please ourselves. Obedience is hard when we…

You Won’t Miss It

Last week, I was reading a post from one of our college students. The post was about how college students and young people often feel the need to try something because they are afraid of missing out. That type of mentality will sometimes lead into sin. It gives the sense of urgency to do something…

Guatemala Trip

Luke 10:2 – And He was saying to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” I want to thank my Riverchase family for helping me go to Guatemala. Your patience and prayers helped me focus on the job…

Prayer

1 Thessalonians 5:17: Pray without ceasing. This is a short verse in the Bible. It’s a verse that can help us understand why Jesus never gave up. There are many recorded prayers in the Bible. Jesus prayed before and after important occasions. When you look at the prayers of Jesus, you will see that everyday…

Pure in Heart

  Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God.  – Matthew 5:8 Many people today wonder why they can’t see God or the things that he does. The answer is in Matthew and it’s pretty clear. Jesus tells the people that those who are able to see God, whether in this life…