Pulpit Minister (Page 12)

Go Make Disciples

How do we do that? What does it mean? A disciple is one who has been taught and instructed in how to be a follower of another. The one to follow in the context of the Bible is Jesus. We make disciples by making known or proclaiming the good news about Jesus Christ. The word…

Have You Not Read?

It’s a common question. All of us have been asked it often. But some questions become extremely significant because of the one who is asking. Jesus asked a number of questions. All of which are very important for us to give serious consideration to how we would answer. This is one of those questions. Jesus…

God’s Grace

“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;” (Eph. 2:8 ) Grace is a gift. A favor. Grace is the gift of God. That is important and often overlooked. As humans we can give a type of grace to one another and we…

Blessed and a Blessing

“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.” (Gal. 2:20 ) Can you imagine the words…

Counting Points

If you have ever tried to lose weight using the Weight Watcher system, you know about counting points. A fairly simple method since Weight Watchers has so many common foods and popular restaurant menu items included in their data base for easy calculation. However, it gets a little tricky when you try to figure the…

What Goes With Me?

“Since you can’t take it with you, you may as well grab for all the gusto of this life while you can.” That is a statement I overheard at lunch from a nearby table. It’s not the first time I’ve heard those ideas expressed. And there is some truth in it. “Naked I came from…

A Sad State of Affairs

Paul begins Romans by describing the things that moved man away from God and into the darkness of sin that grips all of humanity. Those things are summed up in these words, “They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served the created things rather than the Creator – who is…

Have You Not Read

Five times this question with this wording is raised in the New Testament, according to the New American Standard version. Four times in Matthew and one time in Mark. All five times, it is Jesus who is asking the question. Jesus raises basically the same question at other times but with different words. He will…

Truth

“One who puts on his armor should not boast like one who takes it off.” (1 Ki. 20:11 NIV) I love that quotation from Ahab, King of Israel. I have used it many times in other situations. For instance, “One who tees up his golf ball on number 1 should not boast as he who…

Words of The Faithful

At the request of Jehoshaphat, King of Judah, Ahab, King of Israel, reluctantly sent one of his officials to get the prophet of God named Micaiah. As the official was bringing Micaiah, he pleaded with him to speak what was in agreement with the other “prophets” and deliver a favorable message to the king. Micaiah…