Minister Articles (Page 35)

Drifting

For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it. (Heb 2:1 NAU) It was a conversation over dinner with some friends. The discussion focused on some things that had impacted us regardig our faith in Jesus, but those things were not…

Lack of Knowledge?

Knowledge is important, especially knowledge of God.  Why were the people of Israel in trouble? In the Book of Hosea, God shows his love towards his people. He showed how time after time He has come to rescue and delivered His people. Because of His immeasurable love and constant patience towards them, they were not…

Free

The word is “dorea”. It is given three definitions in the BDAG Greek-English Lexicon. 1. Being freely given, a gift, without payment, gratis. It is used with this meaning in these verses: “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give. (Mat 10:8) being justified as a…

Family Engaged

Worshipping with you on Sunday was so encouraging. I made a comment about it in the announcements, but I would like to share why. As the song slides were being flashed across the screen, I heard God’s family singing out and these angelic voices behind me from little girls barely old enough to read. We…

Changes

We were in Decatur last night and decided to eat at my favorite barbeque place, Gibsons Barbeque. I grew up with Gibson’s. I’ve eaten there all my life. So I could not believe it when Jane said, “They have french fries.” Sure enough, listed right there in the menu, french fries. For the first time…

Struggles

We all have different struggles in life. As Christians, we have surrendered our lives to Christ. One commandment, that seems to go against our human nature, is to obey. Obedience to God puts our personal desires to the side. It becomes hard to obey when we want to please ourselves. Obedience is hard when we…

Impact

Over the past couple of weeks, our eleventh and twelfth graders have traveled to Auburn’s and Alabama’s campus ministries for devotionals and to reconnect with several of our former Riverchase students now attending these two universities. Both campus ministries have undergone significant changes over the past couple of years as they have hired new campus…

You Won’t Miss It

Last week, I was reading a post from one of our college students. The post was about how college students and young people often feel the need to try something because they are afraid of missing out. That type of mentality will sometimes lead into sin. It gives the sense of urgency to do something…

The Prescribed Way

Everything does not have a prescribed way, but some things do. When God prescribes the way, it is important for us to pay attention. The ark of the covenant of Israel was a beautiful box. It represented the presence of God. It was possible for the ark to be moved. The Philistines once captured the…

Guatemala Trip

Luke 10:2 – And He was saying to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” I want to thank my Riverchase family for helping me go to Guatemala. Your patience and prayers helped me focus on the job…