We have just come through 4th of July weekend. Here in our little neck of the woods (Mifflin County, PA) it was neat to see plenty of people proud to be American. Saturday night, I wondered if the neighbors would ever stop shooting off fireworks! As you know, it is quite popular to “hate” on America […]Read More America’s Imports and Exports
Justice…. That is the message we keep hearing over and over in the news. Ever since the death of George Floyd last week, there have been riots and civil unrest unlike anything this nation has ever seen. As I have pondered these happenings, I keep asking myself, what is the justice people want? Where […]Read More Justice and Forgiveness
Early on in my ministry, I served as pastor of a small country church in Ohio. One Sunday morning in the middle of June about 15 minutes before church started, the neighbor started mowing his lawn. For most churches, this would not be a big deal, but our little church sat right next to the […]Read More The Right Perspective on Evangelism
This past Christmas my wife purchased a book for our family titled When Santa Learned the Gospel. It is a fun little children’s book that was written by Australian author Simon Camilleri. In an interview Camilleri gives the background of his inspiration to write the book. Back in 2013 I witnessed something very funny at […]Read More The Santa Message vs. the Gospel Message
By Pastor Isaac Stuart I had the privilege of attending a Simeon Trust workshop this past November in Youngstown, Ohio. I had never heard about the Charles Simeon Trust until Dan Stegeman told me about this workshop on expository preaching last summer. I believe whole heartedly in expository preaching for two reasons. First, it combats […]Read More Why You Should Attend a Simeon Trust Workshop on Biblical Exposition
Hard to believe, but I’ve been blogging for about 4 and a half years. Way back in March of 2009 I started up and it’s been an interesting journey. There have been a few times where I was ready to quit but I kept at it and looking back I am glad I did. To […]Read More Blogging….Some Thoughts
“Pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison.” (Colossians 4:3) Every Christian is surrounded by non-Christians. Whether it is next-door neighbors, co-workers, relatives, or friends, there are people in your life who are not […]Read More Finding that “open door for the word.”
When we think of evangelism often what comes to mind is a particular technique or method to share the gospel with those around us. These methods tend to come and go, with some enduring longer than others. I like the method found in John 9 with the blind man. He simply said, “I was blind, […]Read More Are We Neglecting Something in Our Evangelistic Efforts?