Pulpit Minister (Page 2)

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…

Jonah and Grace

Sean Marks did a great job in our VBS adult class last night. He led us through a study of the book of Jonah. What a great lesson this book teaches us on the grace of God and how God deals with us when we are in need of changing. It is a lesson we…

Seek, Ask, Knock

Isn’t that a beautiful bird? I hope you are getting the color version of our bulletin which comes to those who receive it through their computer. I love watching birds. This one was in Jos, Nigeria. It is called Red Cheeked Cordon Blue Finch. It lives in the Sub-Sahara region of Africa, which is where…

Josiah’s Reform

In the thirty-one years of his rule, King Josiah proved to be a faithful man of God and a great king of Judah. He served God from the beginning as a young king and grew into a greater understanding of God’s will and a determination to follow that will. He made a covenant with God…

Teachable

Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD. 2 Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart– 3 they do no wrong but follow his ways. 4 You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed. 5 Oh, that…

The Lord’s My Shepherd

The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you…

Blessed

Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” (Rev. 14:13 NIV) A blessing all would wish to claim, but a blessing limited by the Giver…

LTC

Our numbers were down this year at Leadership Training for Christ Convention in Mobile, but the “impression” level was very high. Bible Bowl is where most of my time is spent. It seems that this year I was hearing of more study time and opportunities being taken advantage of by more students. Thanks parents and…