February 23, 2023 Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. Malachi … Continue reading Why a tenth?
What’s the Question?
February 2, 2023 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this," Says the LORD of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to … Continue reading What’s the Question?
Whoever Has the Son Has Life
January 1, 2023 If there was ever a time to know what you believe and why you believe it, this is the time. The proliferation of voices in the world makes it possible to hear every prophet, preacher, nut case and charlatan, 24 hours a day. Many of them are wonderful and insightful mouthpieces of … Continue reading Whoever Has the Son Has Life
Live More Blessed
December 14, 2022 I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' " Acts 20:35 NKJV Recently, I had a conversation with a man relatively new to … Continue reading Live More Blessed
It’s a matter of the heart.
November 29, 2022 The blessing of the LORD makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it. Proverbs 10:22 NKJV "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought … Continue reading It’s a matter of the heart.
Grateful for Our Heritage
Building People of Substance for Works of Power Recently, I had the privilege of attending a luncheon for grads of our old Bible school. The speaker was a man I have known ever since we were students. He taught a class that I enjoyed and has since lived a fruitful life of faith. In the … Continue reading Grateful for Our Heritage
We need soul watchers
Hebrews 13:17 says that our leaders watch for our souls. We need it, and every church can do it.
We Need Accurate Feedback
Building People of Substance for Works of Power  “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  “teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even … Continue reading We Need Accurate Feedback
We Need Family
Building People of Substance for Works of Power Not long after we returned to in-person church, I noticed a mother and daughter sitting in the front row before service. The chairs were still spaced for social distancing (it seemed more asocial to me), so they were in an abbreviated 3-seat grouping. The adolescent daughter was … Continue reading We Need Family
Don’t Settle for Performance
Building People of Substance for Works of Power I know none of you have ever been ready to quit, but I sure have. After we left our first church with our tails between our legs, I was ready to call the whole ministry thing off. We were just broken. I took a good job at … Continue reading Don’t Settle for Performance