Minister Articles (Page 34)

Blessed is the Servant

“Luke 12:43  “Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when He comes.” Many things could be said about this verse which could make an impact on how we serve the Lord. But the blessing that comes from serving is what I would like to mention here. There is a state of…

What Goes With Me?

“Since you can’t take it with you, you may as well grab for all the gusto of this life while you can.” That is a statement I overheard at lunch from a nearby table. It’s not the first time I’ve heard those ideas expressed. And there is some truth in it. “Naked I came from…

VBS

This week is our VBS. I can’t tell you how many hours have been put into getting this activity ready. I really can’t because I would have to count by days if not months. This is one of the church activities that involves every age group and every talent regardless of how good or bad…

A Sad State of Affairs

Paul begins Romans by describing the things that moved man away from God and into the darkness of sin that grips all of humanity. Those things are summed up in these words, “They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served the created things rather than the Creator – who is…

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. John is one of my favorite writers. His kind heart and the way he addresses the church make him be the type of person you want to see in church on Sunday. John…

Have You Not Read

Five times this question with this wording is raised in the New Testament, according to the New American Standard version. Four times in Matthew and one time in Mark. All five times, it is Jesus who is asking the question. Jesus raises basically the same question at other times but with different words. He will…

Teach Integrity

Proverbs 4:23  “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.” After teaching the book of Proverbs, I find myself once again blessed by its teachings. One lesson that is constant in the book is character and integrity, and those two start in the heart. The basics of everything we…

Truth

“One who puts on his armor should not boast like one who takes it off.” (1 Ki. 20:11 NIV) I love that quotation from Ahab, King of Israel. I have used it many times in other situations. For instance, “One who tees up his golf ball on number 1 should not boast as he who…

Investment Advice

We all need it. Some who are reading this are smart enough to give it. We all need investment advise. Almost everyone has a 401K, or a retirement plan or even a brokerage account that invests in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or cd’s. I know for me, the question in my mind always is am…

Save them, not destroy them

Luke 9:51-56 (NASB) When the days were approaching for His ascension, He was determined to go to Jerusalem; and He sent messengers on ahead of Him, and they went and entered a village of the Samaritans to make arrangements for Him. But they did not receive Him, because He was traveling toward Jerusalem. When His…