Pulpit Minister

So, How Do We Talk?

How do we talk to those we are trying to persuade? How do we talk to people in general? How do we talk to those with whom we disagree? How do we want others to talk to us? Delivering a message, especially God’s message, should be of primary importance to us. The apostle Paul was…

911

Today we remember September 11, 2001. Called 911 in memory of the date on which it occurred and to honor the heroic first responders who gave so much to help those involved and who continue to pay the price for their heroism. We all remember where we were when we first heard of the planes.…

Whom You Represent

I know we have all been told, but how often do we seriously consider the impact of our actions and our words? Do you know that you represent and reflect on everything with which you are associated? A visitor will evaluate and judge our entire congregation by the one or two they happen to contact.…

Approve Carefully

The Bible truly is the book of life.   It not only shows us the way to eternal life, but God also gives us detailed information as to how we are to live our lives now.   Paul gives some very wise and helpful advice to Timothy.   Do not be hasty in the laying…

Our Challenge – Their Challenge

Paul dealt with a serious problem in the Corinthian church almost two thousand years ago. Some were saying there is no resurrection from the dead. In essence Paul responded, if there is no resurrection from the dead, then there is nothing after death and this life is all there is, then let us eat and…

Truth

Back to school!   Why? To give you the tools to pursue truth. “Reading, writing and arithmetic.” So you can read truth, write truth and properly identify truth in a world where truth is often ignored.   Pursue truth and never let it go. Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction…

Secrets For Strong Families

I came across some notes I kept from a Reader’s Digest article which appeared in the November 1987 issue. The thoughts are timeless in their application. The thing that makes them timeless is the truthfulness of them. The thing that makes them truthful is the fact that they are based on the principles given to…

Wind

We awoke last Friday morning to our yard being covered with broken tree limbs and leaves. We also had a small tree fallen in the back yard after the wind had broken it in half. My drive into the office that morning would reveal that we were not the only ones with clean-up duty to…

Synecdoche

Evidently, this was the word of the day Sunday. I have to admit, I have a fondness for the word. I cannot remember the first time I heard or read the word. But it became an immediate favorite. Synecdoche – “A figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or…

Important Things

Well, I did it again. I’m four days late on my second quarter estimated income tax payment. The payment due June 15 has sneaked up on me more than once. We have now inserted alerts in our calendars to try and keep that from happening again. Some things are so important you don’t want to…