Family Minister (Page 15)

Where Am I Leading

 But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. James 1:22 There is a question that many of us have wondered about – Where is it leading? I sometimes wonder when I am making a lesson, where am I leading them? As I teach my kids, I wonder as well.…

Caroling: Psalms 27: 5-7

Yesterday was my first time to go Christmas caroling. I had so much fun! My family and I felt so good after caroling that we just kept singing on our way home. This was the baby’s first time as well, and she just wanted us to keep singing.  This was a great experience for our…

Up or Down

Growing up in Mexico, I was exposed to soccer (futbol) all the time until I heard of the Cowboys, an American football team, who instead of kicking the ball would throw it.  They didn’t play with a round ball but rather an oval shaped ball. One time they put it on TV.  When it came…

Be Thankful

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I know sometimes we can focus on all the food, but I believe the real reason we like it so much is because it is about family getting together and getting to spending time with each other. Sometimes we get so see siblings and other relatives that we…

Are You Cold?

Last Sunday night after service rain was pouring hard and on top of that it was cold. I am not fond of cold weather, so needless to say I was a little grumpy. But we were prepared with warm clothes and an umbrella. Later on that evening my son asked me, why do we get…

Increase Our Faith

Do you want to increase your faith? In Luke 17:5 “And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.” They asked Jesus for more faith because they have just heard some hard lessons. These lessons were hard to accomplish if they didn’t have enough faith. They knew that if they were going to do…

Signs of Quitting

[quote name=”2 Corinthians 4:1″]Therefore seeing we have this ministry, even as we obtained mercy, we faint not[/quote] Recently I was reading about ‘the signs of quitting’; why people quit their jobs, why people quit their church, why people quit something they loved doing, but now it doesn’t hold the love it once had. So I…

1 Samuel 15:22

[quote name=”1 Samuel 15:22″] And Samuel said, “Has the LORD as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams.[/quote] As we walk this week with the Lord, let’s remember these words from Samuel. God…

Bait or No Bait

I like to fish sometimes, I haven’t done it lately, but it is something I will pick up as soon as warm weather starts again. I remember the first time I went fishing in the Tennessee River in Florence, Alabama. I love eating fish, but I’m not a fan of how to catch them. I…

In the Midst of Persecution

The church of Christ was born in troublesome times. The bold and uncompromising preaching that was characteristic of those early disciples soon plunged them into grievous persecutions. Peter and John were imprisoned and whipped (Acts 4, 5). Shortly thereafter Stephen became the first martyr (Acts 7:60). Apparently his death triggered  the “great persecution” (Acts 8:1), which…