The Word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than a two-edged sword. When used skillfully and spoken wisely, it becomes a spiritual scalpel that makes incision upon the heart and takes out what ought not be there and puts in what ought to be. But when wielded unskillfully and unadvisedly, that same sword… Continue reading Quoted: Jeff Sanders on the Word of God
Lord, help me to do great things as though they were little, since I do them with Your power; and little things as though they were great, since I do them in Your name.
The unfortunate reality of our economic climate is that tomorrow’s youth will be strapped with a debt they never incurred. Spiritually, there are many applications of for this thought… …parents/child dedication service (not strapping your kids with baggage, but giving them a headstart in their walk with God) …message on the “sin nature”, and how… Continue reading Childhood Debt
Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.
St Louis – October 5, 2009. The United Pentecostal Church International announces the election of the Reverend Doctor David K. Bernard as General Superintendent of the 3-million-member church. The ministers of the organization selected Reverend Bernard at their 85th annual General Conference held in St Louis last week. David K. Bernard is the founder and… Continue reading Press Release – David Bernard Elected UPCI Superintendent
1. Have a cup of coffee with another leader in the church who tends to pull in a different direction from you. Insofar as possible, make a personal connection. 2. Apologize to someone you hurt in some way that created a fracture. 3. Talk with your family members about whether you… Continue reading Some Steps to Engage Your Church
The Golden Rule: “What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.” (Confucius 6 BC) “Hurt not others with that which pains yourself.” (Buddha 5 BC) “In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard all creatures as we regard or own self, and should therefore refrain from inflicting… Continue reading The Golden Rule
If you have some work to do, Start this very hour; You supply the willingness, God supplies the power. –Anon.
1 Kings 19 speaks about the prophet Elijah when he ran away from the wicked Jezebel who had threatened to kill him. Elijah was tired. He was discouraged and depressed and he actually asked God to kill him. He had a very, very low spot emotionally. God places these narratives in scripture… Continue reading Dealing with Discouragement in Ministry
Pastor Doug White of Silsbee, Tx proposes the following questions that a man – if he is serious about ministry – needs to ask himself from time to time… and CAREFULLY consider the answers to the questions. Questions like… Is there anything in my attitude that would cause my Pastor friends to be concerned about… Continue reading Five Questions Ministers Should Ask Themselves