Archive for July, 2009

Advice to a young Pastor

July 31st, 2009

I was just reading through 1 Timothy chapter 4 again and I came across verse 13. It is where Paul is encouraging Timothy on what to do in the church until he returns to be with him. Paul says, “Until I get there, focus on reading the Scriptures to the church, encouraging the believers, and […]

Thanks

July 28th, 2009

Hello all, Today I just want to say a heartfelt thanks to all the people who are regular followers of this blog. On average about 4000-5000 people per month stop by. There are also quite a few who link to this blog or my main website. I really appreciate you taking the time to stop […]

Titus 3 & getting ready for church

July 26th, 2009

As we were getting ready for church today my wife asked if I had a passage of Scripture to read. I opened my Bible and read Titus 3:4-7  out loud to my family. It says… “When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had […]

Brothers and sisters in Christ

July 25th, 2009

I had a very profound experience recently while leading a service in our church. As I stood up the front and looked around at the congregation singing I had a real awareness of everyone there being my brothers and sisters in Christ. As I looked at various faces I felt God say to me this […]

Paul’s love for the churches

July 24th, 2009

One of the things that has really come through in my daily Bible readings this year is Paul’s great love for the local church. In a number of his letters he describes his love for the people in the local church and his desire to see it thrive. In 1 Thessalonians 2:7-11 Paul talks about […]