Harvest with Joy

Ministry is not always easy. Many times, it is grueling. Onlookers can only capture a glimpse of what is put into a ministry. They may not see the initial planning, the preparation, and everything that goes into getting everything in place. But they also don’t see the back-end story—they don’t see the lives of those … Continue reading Harvest with Joy

The Proper Equipment

This is the year both of my kids are in high school. When your children reach high school, things immediately change. They have somewhat figured out their gifts, their talents, their interests. They have selected activities and hobbies that they truly enjoy. It’s very different from the elementary years when they dabble in a sport … Continue reading The Proper Equipment

More Than a Story: Faithfulness

[The Loaned Money: Matthew 25:14-30] Also known as the Parable of the TalentsA talent is a monetary unit worth about 20 years’ worth of wages.Talent is useless if it is not used.No one is without talent.Talents given according to ability – 5, 2, 1 Responsibility - Faithful over little, set you over much – Action … Continue reading More Than a Story: Faithfulness

Shipwrecked

Jonah [Jonah 1-4] and Paul [Acts 27] “Where [God] is, tragedy is only provisional and partial, and shipwreck and dissolution are not the absolutely final thing.” – William James Acceptance of God Paul was all about joy, so joyful to take the message of Christ anywhere – even wanted to build on a new foundation … Continue reading Shipwrecked

Beautiful Feet Outline

Here's a message I shared recently. You can download the outline by following the link below. Beautiful Feet Romans 10:14-15 For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of … Continue reading Beautiful Feet Outline

Slavery of Self Reliance

We have become a very independent people. But self dependence has caused a slavery of self reliance. We depend on ourselves. We try to control our circumstances to ensure our lives. We take on the burden. We define our meaning and significance. We are in charge of our security and safety. God did not create … Continue reading Slavery of Self Reliance