“Children are to be taught to magnify the Lord; they ought to be well informed as to his wonderful doings in ages past, and should be made to know his strength, and the wonderful works that he has done. The best education is education in the best things. The first lesson for a child should […]Read More What Should We Teach our Children? Charles Spurgeon Answers
“Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations. Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.” (Revelation 15:3-4) We were […]Read More Worship the Lamb!
Learn to say no Do “first things first” Get up early, go to bed early Drink more water Enjoy a big healthy breakfast Keep the Sabbath Plan out your week in advance Stop watching TV, or at least cut back Make sure to plan a vacation at least once a year Set aside time each […]Read More 10 tips to increase your effectiveness
We live in a changing world. When we turn on our TV’s, log onto the internet, pick up the newspaper, or turn on the radio, generally we learn of new things. I guess that’s why they call it the “news.” The stock market is always in a state of flux, the price of gas is […]Read More Looking for a Rock? Look no further
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.” (verses 1-2) “The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we […]Read More Precious Promises From Romans 8
“The historian should be fearless and incorruptible; a man of independence, loving frankness and truth; one who, as the poet says, calls a fig a fig and a spade a spade. He should yield to neither hatred nor affection, nor should be unsparing and unpitying. He should be neither shy nor deprecating, but an impartial […]Read More What makes for a good historian?
On Thursday night I came home from a church board meeting and I thought to myself, Lord, you have been so good to me. Thank you Father, that I can come home to my wonderful wife – she is such a blessing to me. As a pastor, I take Friday as my Sabbath and shortly […]Read More The Secret to Being Content
I don’t often write on the theme of this blog, standing for the truth, even though it is often implied. My main goal in writing is to lift up the name of Jesus and point readers to His saving power. It is my conviction that the more compelled and astonished we are by the beauty, […]Read More Be Strong in the Lord
The apostle Paul writes, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.” (Galatians 5:22-24) I remember learning the fruits of the Spirit as a […]Read More Is it necessary for someone to have the fruit of the Spirit in order to be a Christian?
I took some flak in my last post on the death of Steve Jobs and it got me thinking about some of the signs of genuine saving faith. Just to fill you in, my critics seemed to think that I was too quick to assume that Steve Jobs was not a follower of Christ, and […]Read More Can we truly know if someone is a Christian?