Monthly Archives: March 2018

Be Content with What You Have

Be Content with What You Have For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. ~ James 3:16 (NKJV) READING: James 3:13-18 It was wrong and I knew it, but I couldn’t seem to stop envying a church planter in my area whose church seemed far more successful.

Triumphs Through Trials

Triumphs Through Trials Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds... ~ James 1:2 READING: James 1:2-6 Trials are an integral part of our ministry journey. They can become a tossing wind against us or a blessing that strengthens our walk with God. It was a tossing

Never Give Up, Give In, or Give Out

Never Give Up, Give In, or Give Out So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. ~ Hebrews 10:35 READING: Hebrews 10:35-39 Many times in our church planting careers we have a real need of patient endurance and to not cast away our confidence. We may have been

Dealing with Criticisms

Dealing with Criticisms Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he said. ~ Exodus 18:24 READING: Exodus 18; Nehemiah 6:5-9 Critiques – do we like them? Of course, not many of us welcome criticism. But, in fact, critiquing is good for a servant of God. Both constructive and destructive critiques are

In the Meantime #2

  On that very day Abraham took...every male in his household, and circumcised them, as God told him. ~ Genesis 17:23 READING: Genesis 17:23-27 Hip deep in the middle of planting a church it can feel as if God’s promises will never come true. They may shimmer out there at the edge of our peripheral

In the Meantime #1

In the Meantime #1 I am God Almighty; walk before Me and be blameless. I will confirm My covenant between Me and you and will greatly increase your numbers. ~ Genesis 17:1, 2 READING: Genesis 17:1-22 Abraham knew what it felt like to wait. He had been waiting for twenty- four years

Wait on the Lord

Wait on the Lord But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. ~ Isaiah 40:31 READING: Isaiah 40:27-31 Many Old Testament passages tell us to “wait on

Beholding Your Beauty

Beholding Your Beauty   One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in His temple. ~ Psalm 27:4 (KJV) READING: Psalm 27

Quality vs. Quantity

Quality vs. Quantity For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. ~ II Corinthians 5:10 READING: II Corinthians 5 Paul was an active itinerant who travelled throughout his

The Act of Faith

The Act of Faith, by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. ~ James 2:17b READING: Genesis 6:9-22 The Hebrew concept of faith makes the practical assumption that if people truly believe a message (aman) they will act on it in some way. For instance, if I heard