Minister Articles (Page 7)

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…

Volunteers

Have you ever taught a kids class and asked for a volunteer?  It’s amazing to see how many hands go up.  Bodies wiggle, arms strain to reach higher and the sound of “Pick me!” fills the room!  Many children are so anxious to help out, participate and lend a hand.  It’s a spirit that many…

Remember This….

Romans 15:4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. (NIV) Do you know what happened in history on March 6? As I’m writing this article I’m also watching a show called,…