Minister Articles (Page 37)

Ephesians 3:8-9

8 To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ;…

Blessed and a Blessing

“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.” (Gal. 2:20 ) Can you imagine the words…

Counting Points

If you have ever tried to lose weight using the Weight Watcher system, you know about counting points. A fairly simple method since Weight Watchers has so many common foods and popular restaurant menu items included in their data base for easy calculation. However, it gets a little tricky when you try to figure the…

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…