Building Your Kids

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.  Ephesians 6:4 The house is going up.  In the field where the large tree fell, a new home is being built.  On our way to school, my children make comments, and we enjoy watchingContinue reading “Building Your Kids”

The Tree Who Stood Alone

Not long ago, just down a ways from our church building, a property was cleared of nearly every tree.  This flat one acre or so of real estate was cleared and excavated for a new house.  After removing 30-40 trees, there was one tree left in this new field.  It appeared it was left toContinue reading “The Tree Who Stood Alone”

The Trash Thieves

We hear of this more and more each holiday season. Some people steal boxes as soon as they are delivered to a house. UPS, Fed Ex, and USPS are working overtime in deliveries and thieves are working overtime at collecting the deliveries. Have you seen that in the news? Simple crooks may prowl through aContinue reading “The Trash Thieves”

The Man Singing in the Window and the Outdoor Concert

The Christmas music was reverberating through the streets. People were exuberantly pacing the town. Aromas of coffee, hot chocolate, and special foods wafted through the Winter air. Bundled up in warm clothes and ready for seasonal fun, thousands of people walked the streets of Saratoga Springs in what is known as the “Victorian Street Walk.”Continue reading “The Man Singing in the Window and the Outdoor Concert”

Draymond Was Right

Draymond was Right Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.  Ephesians 3:7 After Golden State basketball superstar Kevin Durant was injured in the NBA Finals, fans in Toronto were cheering.  Actually cheering.  Their team had a betterContinue reading “Draymond Was Right”

In Search of Contentment, Pt. 5

Find the Supply of Jesus for You. (Vs. 19) In the context of this passage, Paul was commending the Philippian church members, because they were faithful to send Missionary Paul money to help him further the Gospel and plant new churches.  Paul is the New Testament missionary that most missionaries pattern their ministry after –Continue reading “In Search of Contentment, Pt. 5”

Remembering God While Young

Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them… Ecclesiastes 12:1 Meeting God in your youth is a great way to deal with the problems that come with aging: Relationship distress, disease, disappointment,Continue reading “Remembering God While Young”

Jesus, The First Missionary

One girl, in an emergency room, through tears while being stitched up expressed to the doctor that she was hoping to get home in time to attend the final night of the missions conference. 

No Chance Encounter

No Chance Encounter One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.  John 1:40-41 Andrew heard the preaching.  God’s Word affected his heart.  John the Baptist wasContinue reading “No Chance Encounter”

Missions, Buildings, and Growth

Missions, Buildings, and Growth But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:19 Does our giving money to missions have a direct impact on the blessings of God on a local church?  Does our involvement in missions have a impression on our own church growth?Continue reading “Missions, Buildings, and Growth”