Minister Articles (Page 5)

LTC

Our numbers were down this year at Leadership Training for Christ Convention in Mobile, but the “impression” level was very high. Bible Bowl is where most of my time is spent. It seems that this year I was hearing of more study time and opportunities being taken advantage of by more students. Thanks parents and…

No Complaining

12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed–not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence–continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. 14 Do everything without…

Great Job!

Luke 17:10 “So you too, when you do all the things which are commanded you, say, ‘We are unworthy slaves; we have done only that which we ought to have done.’” (NASB) A few weeks ago, my wife went to see her family in California. She left me in charge of my two oldest children.…

New Beginnings

25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.  26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.  27 And he who searches our hearts knows the…

Dilly

The phrase “Dilly, Dilly” has become quite popular due to its commercial use. I’ve even had a couple of our members who are trying their best to get me to use the phrase in a sermon. They have been without success thus far. But I heard something on the radio this morning, and I had…

Team

Last week brought a memory that I will not forget. Richard Fitts vs. Luke Whitaker. Helena Huskies vs. Vestavia Rebels. Friend vs. Friend. Leader vs. Leader in a baseball game where both have mega talents and will go on to play college baseball and much, much more. When I arrived at the stadium, it was…

My Favorite Verse Part 2

Micah 6:8 “He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? “(NASB) In my formative years, my sister was my Bible class teacher and made us memorize this verse. We didn’t have coloring…

Psalm 100

Psalm 100 may have been the first Psalm I memorized. I’m pretty sure it had everything to do with its shortness. But the Psalm has stayed with me. It lifts me up and changes the direction of my mood whenever I reflect on it seriously. While it describes the way we should come to worship,…

Favorite Verse

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 (NASB) 13“The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. 14For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.” What is your favorite Bible verse? Do you have one? Or many? As you…

Truly Blessed

Truly Blessed This Saturday will be nine years since our Dad passed away. I lost him three months before I lost Cathy. Lost is only a temporary word. One of the memories of Dad that will not let me go is a time he had taken my brothers and I hunting. A rabbit ran into…