Minister Articles (Page 46)

A New Beginning

We are still about a month away from New Year’s Day, but having just concluded an excellent study on Noah, new beginnings were on my mind. Can you imagine stepping off that ark and knowing there was not another human being anywhere in the world? The only man made thing anywhere on the planet may…

Be Thankful

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I know sometimes we can focus on all the food, but I believe the real reason we like it so much is because it is about family getting together and getting to spending time with each other. Sometimes we get so see siblings and other relatives that we…

Are You Cold?

Last Sunday night after service rain was pouring hard and on top of that it was cold. I am not fond of cold weather, so needless to say I was a little grumpy. But we were prepared with warm clothes and an umbrella. Later on that evening my son asked me, why do we get…

Veterans Day

[quote name=”Colossians 2:13-14″] You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross.[/quote] Driving into work…

Increase Our Faith

Do you want to increase your faith? In Luke 17:5 “And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.” They asked Jesus for more faith because they have just heard some hard lessons. These lessons were hard to accomplish if they didn’t have enough faith. They knew that if they were going to do…

Practical Atheist

I first heard this term several years ago. Since that time I have observed many instances of the term exhibited in the lives of various individuals. An atheist is one who says they know God does not exist. They believe that God is nothing more than an idea born from the imagination of humans. A…

That’s Not Fair!

[quote name=”Ephesians 2:4-5″]But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,  made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions– it is by grace you have been saved.[/quote] If you have an older brother or sister then these words probably came out of your mouth at one point oranother. If you…

Two Commandments

[quote name=”Matthew 22:36-40 “]”Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And He said to him, “‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’ “This is the great and foremost commandment. “The second is like it, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’”On these…

Signs of Quitting

[quote name=”2 Corinthians 4:1″]Therefore seeing we have this ministry, even as we obtained mercy, we faint not[/quote] Recently I was reading about ‘the signs of quitting’; why people quit their jobs, why people quit their church, why people quit something they loved doing, but now it doesn’t hold the love it once had. So I…

Living Stones

[quote name=”Isaiah 28:16″]Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed.[/quote] From this Old Testament prophecy, Peter refers to Jesus as a living stone. Peter describes our Living Stone as “rejected by men, but choice and…