Family Minister (Page 7)

How Well Do We Listen?

Mark 4:23 “If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” 24 And He was saying to them, “Take care what you listen to. By your standard of measure it will be measured to you; and more will be given you besides.” (NASB) Let me start with a riddle. “You’re the engineer of a train. There are…

The Debate Got You Stressed Out?

We all have stress. Watching a debate of the future of the country can add more stress to our lives. Let me share with you how I deal with stress, so that next time you see me stressed out, I want you to remind me of this.   Remember Daniel? The prophet Daniel? When the…

Do You Love Me?

John 21: 16 He *said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Shepherd My sheep.” I asked a question to my kids, “How do you know I love you?” My daughter who is…

God Is Still Working Today

John 4: 35 “Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest.” Last week I received a notification on my social media feed about a church in Africa that was…

Football Season

1Corinthians 9:24-25 “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.” You…

Do You Love Me?

John 21:15-17 How do you know you are loved? How do you know people love you? Is it something they do? Is it something they say? I was thinking about this question based on my reading this week from John Chapter 21. When Jesus asked Peter three times, do you love me? At the end…

Completely Rely on God

2 Chronicles 16:9 “For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. You have acted foolishly in this. Indeed, from now on you will surely have wars.” Last Sunday’s lesson reminded me how much wisdom is in the books of…

Are You Going To College

What an exciting time to be going away. Many of the college students can’t wait to get to their new school, to see their friends, and some can’t even wait to start taking tests. Regardless of how excited they might be, all of them will have to take one of the hardest tests of their…

Basement

I wanted to share with you this story, because I think it may put into perspective the innocence of kids and their genuine concern. On our last day of the children’s activities in Yucatan, Mexico we were spending time with the kids, just hanging out and talking to them. Since they knew it was the…

Enemies Part III

This is the last thing I will say about enemies. I want to challenge you to do exactly what Jesus said and see how God works. When we do exactly what Jesus did we are going to see the results that God wants. Loving those who hate us is one of the hardest things we…