Pulpit Minister

Three Parables

Three Parables

Luke 15 contains three parables spoken by Jesus. The three are given because of a complaint raised by the Pharisees and the scribes against Jesus. The complaint? “He receives sinners and eats with them.” Wow! Aren’t we...

Putting on the Spiritual

Putting on the Spiritual

Paul tells us we will be changed when Christ comes again. This perishable will become imperishable . This natural body will become a spiritual body. Paul says this change will occur “in a moment, in the twinkling of an...

The Maker

The Maker

Why do we deny the most obvious and undeniable things? Consider, again, this statement made by the writer of the book of Hebrews: For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. (Hebrews 3:4...

Today

Today

When should I evaluate my life to see if I am walking in the way God would have me to walk? The answer is “Today”. Every day that is called today. Even every moment of today. The writer of Hebrews talks about this very...

Light

Light

The very first thing God created was light. All six days of God’s creation and everything he created are important and significant in their own way, but it seems to me that the very first thing created is so very...

The Battle

The Battle

Sometimes it is exactly as David describes it in Psalm 139. I begin to think about God and the fact that he knows everything about me. He knows my words and thoughts before I ever think them or speak them. He knows...

First

First

Two important questions: What is to be first and foremost above all else? Is it the first and foremost thing with me in my life? The answer to the first question. "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the...

Who Is God?

Who Is God?

Someone I believe in? Or, the one who is eternally present in all times, with every individual - even in knowing their thoughts and intentions? Someone I believe in? Or, the one who has spoken truth. The truth which is...

Superstition

Superstition

I remember, as a boy, riding with my uncle in his truck when a black cat ran across the road in front of us. My uncle quickly reached down and pulled his pants leg up to his knee. I guess he saw my surprised and...

Demons

Demons

Don’t be fooled by the title, this is not an extensive study of demons. That would take far more than this brief article. Sunday night, the College Class was studying the first 29 verses of Mark, chapter 9. That text...

“Oh, To Be Like Thee”

“Oh, To Be Like Thee”

Jesus truly like us? Can it be a realistic goal to strive to be like him? We will not reach his perfection in this life. He knows that. But can we actually draw closer to his likeness as we strive to live like him? The...

The Change

The Change

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2 NAU) “Do not be...

The Best Food

The Best Food

“My life seems to be filled with wasted days and years.” Every heard that? Ever thought that? I would think it is a regular thought with most, if not all, of us. God had Isaiah to write about it. 2  Why do you spend...

Abide in Jesus

Abide in Jesus

Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. (2 Jn. 1:9 ESV) It is not the responsibility of any church nor...

Consider The Lilies

Consider The Lilies

Is your mind troubled and weary? Why not take Jesus’ advice? First, take a walk, preferably in the woods. Or, sit on your deck or porch. Second, change the attention of your mind. Let your mind focus on the things you...

That’s Enough

That’s Enough

I have a little quiz for you. Who said the following? “But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Do you know? I will tell you at the end, if you do not. Some interesting things come from this famous...

Hope

Hope

Hope I hope for a lot of things. Mostly for things tied to this world and this life. In other words, things that will not last and are, therefore, temporary with no lasting value. He The Creator of all things. The One...

“Pie In The Sky”

“Pie In The Sky”

I want to quote from an article written by Cecil May, Jr. from his “Preacher Talk” newsletter. “Atheists often ridicule Christians’ hope of heaven as ‘pie in the sky, by and by.’ Robert Ingersoll, famous atheistic...

Causing The Devil To Flee

Causing The Devil To Flee

I’ve been reading something that says, “The devil always flees from the name of Jesus.” Is that true? Once again, the Bible offers us help for the answer. It is true that Jesus has all power over the devil and his evil...

Watching

Watching

How do you feel about being watched? Do you have a smart phone? Do you ever use a credit card? Do you work on a computer? Guess what? You’re watched. Being watched can be a comforting thing. It can also be a very...

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well” (Psalm 139:14) The word “fearfully” can carry the idea of awesome or to be in awe. The word “wonderful” can...

Living Water

Living Water

Last Friday we celebrated the life of a dear friend and faithful brother, Grover Jackson. The memories spoken of and shared in conversations ran along a general theme. Grover will be remembered for his kindness, his...