Minister Articles (Page 33)

Words of The Faithful

At the request of Jehoshaphat, King of Judah, Ahab, King of Israel, reluctantly sent one of his officials to get the prophet of God named Micaiah. As the official was bringing Micaiah, he pleaded with him to speak what was in agreement with the other “prophets” and deliver a favorable message to the king. Micaiah…

I’ll See You Soon

When I think about the phrase,“ I’ll see you soon”, it makes me think that I hope to see that person again. It is a sad phrase when you have to let go of someone you love and care about. But you know there is a possibility that your paths will meet again. When Jesus…

Presence

My wife shared the sweetest story with me a few weeks ago that I want to share with you. To set the stage, Whitney has the same class this year as she had last year. It is called “looping.” They have become a tight knit family, and she loves them as much as they love…

Christian Training part II

As you know much of our Christian training has to be done by us. When we are hurting we tend to quit or not practice Christian training. It is easy to let go when we are hurting. It is easy to say this can wait for another day.  Everyday someone is going to hurt us.…

Simple Things

It’s simple things. Too often overlooked things. But without them there is no greatness in people. Without greatness in people there is not greatness in a nation. With these simple things, even the simplest among us demonstrates greatness. Here is a sampling of these simple things: Stop lying and speak the truth. Control your emotions,…

Our Greatest Challenge

I have a quote in my mind, or rather the gist of a quote. I probably should not use it since I am not sure I have the correct author nor am I certain of the exact quote. My memory recalls it as a question asked of one of the old restoration preachers. (I want…

Jonah

Most of us know of Jonah because he was inside the belly of a big fish. Many of us remember Jonah because of his temper and his stubbornness. Usually I think of all of these when I think of Jonah. But there is one more thing I would like to think when I think of…

Give It Up

In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples. (Luk 14:33 NIV) This verse was the theme of our SELTC Convention this year. More than a theme, it is an essential principle in living a faithful life. The context is about the importance of giving…