Pulpit Minister

Love and Pride

What would be the opposite of love? Several words come to mind, but what about pride?   Think about it in comparison to Paul’s description of love.   Love is: Patient, kind, does not envy, does not boast, is not proud, does not dishonor others, is not self-seeking, is not easily angered, keeps no record…

The Heart of David

God describes David as a man “after God’s heart.” Even though he was not a perfect man, we can easily understand God’s description of David. He was a man who listened to God and sought to praise Him. His heart was filled with praises to God. He listened to God – in his anger, in…

Out Of Date

Back in the early eighties, I received my first office computer. I remember the man who set it up telling me that I had a computer more powerful than the computer used when we landed a man on the moon. He then said, “You will never need a more powerful computer.” Wow, was he ever…

Do You Have A Question?

If you do, you are going to love our adult Wednesday night class for the summer quarter. Terry Pruitt and Nathan Whitaker, our educational directors, have decided that this year’s summer quarter will be an opportunity for us to ask the questions we have about the Bible and what the Bible teaches. The summer quarter…

Numbering Our Days

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:12 NIV) “Show me, LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is.” (Psalm 39:4 NIV) How do we do that? Know that this life will come to an end. Just…

A Big Question

Do you know where you are going? These years that keep passing by are taking us somewhere. We can look back and see where we have been, but can we know anything about where we are going? Our personal choices have a great deal to do with where we are going. But there are two…

Truth

“Why The Truth Matters More Than You Think” is a subtitle to a book written by Andy Andrews. The book is titled “How Do You Kill 11 Million People?” I would strongly recommend reading the book. It’s a short book and an easy read. Truth matters to us in many things. We want our children…

By Grace Through Faith

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith (Eph. 2:8 NIV) Faith comes from hearing the word of God (Romans 10:17). Without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6) We are saved by grace through faith. We are not saved by grace through nothing. If that were the case, everyone…

Seeing God

“In order to be equipped for what God calls us to do, we need to know two subjects in great depth: God and the world.” “In both subjects, appearances are deceiving.” “When we look at these two subjects with unaided eyes, we often underestimate God and overestimate evil.” “We don’t see what God is doing…

Have You Not Read?

Are you aware who asked that question? Do you remember ever reading the question? The one asking that question in the New Testament is Jesus. The thing he is talking about reading is scripture. It is a very important question. It means the answer to your question or the answer to what you need to…