Pulpit Minister

Forty Years

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,…

Listen To Him

Three times the Bible records the words God speaks to Jesus directly from heaven. The first is at Jesus’ baptism. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” (Matt. 3:17 NIV) God is well pleased with Jesus. He delights in him. All Jesus does…

The Drought

Hot enough for you? Getting tired of being asked that question? A little research on record droughts will show that they are dated by the year in which they occurred. Such as the 1829 major drought in Western Australia. “This drought was so extreme that it nearly destroyed all agriculture in western Australia forcing settlers…

Wisdom

Wisdom speaks: “Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right.” “My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness.” “Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than gold.” “To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior…

The Path

“In Nashville, every family boasts Of five rooms and a bath; But in my youth I never had But three rooms and a path.” Those words are the beginning line of a poem entitled “Three Rooms And A Path” written by Richard M. “Pek” Gunn and found is his book “Tumblin’ Creek Tales”. To alter…

John 3:16

Break it down. Read it carefully. Think. “For God” – creator, all-powerful, eternal, the one to whom we will all answer. “So loved” – loved, loved this much, loved us so much he would give this much. “The world” – all of humanity, everyone I have a problem liking, everyone I love, you, me. “He…

They Are New Every Morning

19 I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. 20 I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. 21 Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: 22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23 They…

Thank You

My first Riverchase bulletin article had the same title as today’s. We arrived for our first Sunday on September 26, 1999. That night there was a congregational sandwich supper complete with homemade ice cream and a “pounding” for us. If you are not familiar with a “pounding”, the congregation brought grocery items to fill up…

The Joy of The Lord

Nehemiah’s leadership has brought the repair of the wall in Jerusalem to near completion. The opposition from their enemies had not succeeded. The people of Israel had returned to the city of Jerusalem as God had promised. On the first day of the seventh month, the day of Trumpets, Ezra read from the book of…

Truth

“Truth refers to what is real, trustworthy, dependable, genuine, or valid. It carries the sense of real-world dependability and genuine disclosure—showing things as they really are.” (Lexham Theological Wordbook) “The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart”. (Psalm 15:2) This is a part of David’s…