Minister Articles (Page 36)

Created for Good Works

  For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would…

Words of Faith

Peter spoke words of faith when Jesus told him to push out into deeper water and let down the nets for a catch. His words of faith were, “Because you say so, I will let down the nets.” Jesus raises a question in James 5:46 which explains the words of faith. He said, “Why do…

Sin is the Problem

The prophet Micah spoke of how Israel and Judah would be punished for hypocritical worship, injustice and immorality. He also spoke of redemption. As you begin reading this small book, you will see that God is indignant. God is not pleased with his people. God is letting them know what is going to happen to…

Hard or Easy

Family meal time is one of my favorites. With busy schedules pulling you in so many different directions, nothing beats sitting down and reconnecting with the people you love every day. As we often do, we were playing a little question/answer game as we sat around the table. The question of the night was: “What…

Confession is Good

There is a hole about the size of a golf ball in the back wall of the office work room. The hole was made by a goof ball. The secretaries noticed it right away as they came to work Monday morning. They wanted to make sure I knew about it. I had to confess, I’m…

Is God Listening?

The book of Habakkuk is an interesting book in the section of the prophets in the Bible.  In chapter one, the prophet describes a situation pretty much like today. He asks God the hard questions, questions that are in many hearts but sometimes are hard to make known to all. Habakkuk seems to tell God…

The Sons of Korah

We can all learn some lessons from the sons of Korah. Do you remember Korah? You can read his story in Numbers 16-17. He was the man who lead a rebellion against God and was buried alive when the earth opened up and swallowed him and his two accomplices. The families of his two accomplices…

Be Still and Know

I called a home phone number. No one answered and it went to voice mail. The name and voice on the voice mail was not at all who I was expecting to talk to.   I told Jane about the wrong number. She looked at it for herself. She was very kind and patient with…

Guiding a Blind Horse

I love talking to our members at Riverchase. This week I was talking to Kelly Shebs and he gave me an idea for my article this week. He was telling me how some horse riders have to train by guiding a blind horse. They have to take care of the horse and get it ready…

Return to Me

Zechariah prophesied to the people of Judah after their return from captivity from the Babylonians around 536 B.C. During that time there were economic hardships and the temple lay in ruins. Zechariah would instruct the people to help rebuild the temple so that worship to God would be restored. God used Zechariah to tell the…