Minister Articles (Page 2)

Proof

Proof— facts, evidence, argument; a demonstration or act of proving.   Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you– unless, of course, you fail the test? (2 Cor. 13:5 NIV)   Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the…

Fellowship: Give and Take

Genesis 2: 18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” (NASB)   Fellowship is one of those words that when I think of it, I think of food, friends, laugher and a church building. While I was reading a book…

Thoughts on Youth

Do you remember when you were young? I mean younger. The last thing on my mind was being an example for anyone else. I was worried about having fun and how I looked. I wasn’t looking for people to look like me. I was concerned about looking like someone else. In the Greek culture, you…

Direction

This past weekend, we took our Adult and Teen Small Group Leaders to Camp Tuscoba for a weekend retreat. It was geared to train and equip our leaders to understand the process of developing lessons and providing connecting points for the students. During the frigid afternoon temperatures, we had something special lined up…a paddleboat race.…

Predictions

I’m writing this on Monday because a snow and ice event has been forecast for our area tomorrow. The forecasters seem rather certain, but we shall see. Sometimes they are right and sometimes they are not. A week ago I was watching the Kansas City Chiefs take a 21-3 halftime lead over the Tennessee Titans.…

Finish

Finish Resilient (of a person or animal) able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. (of a substance or object) able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed. Finish (intransitive verb) – to come to the end of a course, task, or undertaking. (transitive verb) to bring to…

Are You Finished?

John 19: 28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, to fulfill the Scripture, said, “I am thirsty.” 29 A jar full of sour wine was standing there; so, they put a sponge full of the sour wine upon a branch of hyssop and brought it up to His mouth. 30…

Resolution, Day 1

Proverbs 16:9 The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. (NASB)   By today you have probably made your resolutions. Like me, you have already started. This year is going to be different because I already have an accountability friend who is going to help me keep true to my…

Let’s Finish Well

Here we are in the second day of the New Year. How are you doing so far?   Thinking of the way you intended to be in 2017, how did you do last year?   Planning to do in 2018 is a good start, but it does not accomplish anything. Planning, intending and resolving are…

Merry Christmas

The Pruitt’s wish you all a very Merry Christmas and happy holiday season. We have all had many ups and downs in 2017 which have certainly made me long for Heaven even more. Our prayers are constant for you, and please find peace, comfort and joy knowing that God is big enough and capable enough…