Family Minister (Page 2)

We Need To Sing This Today

“Count your blessings.”The hymn was written by Johnson Oatman Jr. in 1897 (with music composed by Edwin O. Excell). 1. When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed, when you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, count your many blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.…

Make Time

Ephesians 5:15-17 So, then, be careful how you live. Do not be unwise but wise, making the best use of your time because the times are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is (NASB) How long would you be willing to wait for your food? When you are at…

Preparing for the Eternal

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things…

Joy for Today

Psalm 94:19 When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy (NIV) Are you feeling down from all the bad news? How do we find joy in gloomy days? We read verses like Psalm 28:7 where it tells us that the joy of the Lord is our strength. Also Psalm 94:19 reminds us…

The Struggle Is Real

2 Corinthians 12: 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults,…

Greetings

My name is Jesus David Dorantes. My mom and dad gave me this name because they always wanted me to remember whom I represent. Sometimes I do well. Sometimes I don’t. Frustration sets in for everyone from time to time when we “do what we don’t want to do, and what we don’t want to…

Missed Field Goals

Isaiah 43:18 “Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past” (NASB) As a football fan, sometimes we don’t focus on the kickers until they miss a field goal or an extra point. The best kickers have an average of 85% success in the NFL. Back in 2007 I had…

Unexpected

Luke 7:13-15 And when the Lord saw her, He felt compassion for her, and said to her, “Do not weep.” And he came up and touched the coffin; and the bearers came to a halt. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise!” And the dead man sat up, and began to speak.…

Interactions with Jesus

John 8:7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.9 At this, those who heard began to go away one at a…

Church Coaching

Proverbs 17: 17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity (NIV) What is the difference between coaching and ministry? Back in 1999, I went through the NSCAA coaching certification. So, since then, I’m able to coach soccer, a sport I’m not particularly good at, but I…