Witnessing

WATCH THE VIDEO…Family Priorities for TODAY

WATCH THE VIDEO…Family Priorities for TODAY

The COVID-19 pandemic has created upheaval for our families, churches, and nations. It is a time when God is calling His people to re-examine their priorities. Join me as I talked with Prof. Ben Freudenburg (Concordia Center for the Family) about biblical priorities for families. I especially consider our important task of pointing all eyes to Jesus through what we say and do in the family. Listen to a recording of the interview that...

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Great COVID-19 & Beyond Resources for Families!

Great COVID-19 & Beyond Resources for Families!

I’m joining with the leaders of six other ministries that strengthen and equip families to provide seven 30-minute webinars in June (Tuesdays and Thursdays June 9 through 30). The focus of the webinars will be “Equipping Families through COVID-19 and Beyond.” EVERYONE is encouraged to take part in these very insightful interactive events. To learn more and register (for free) go to:  www.EquipFamilies.net The...

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Praise the LORD…still!

Praise the LORD…still!

How can we praise the LORD in the midst of illness, suffering and trial? Because He is STILL the same gracious, loving and caring Lord who is directing all things for our good. He HAS already guaranteed our salvation. He DOES love us as the perfect husband caring for His beloved bride. We WILL be with Him for eternity. All is STILL good! PRAISE THE LORD! Check out my message on this theme as drawn from Psalm 148 by joining Faith’s...

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Sabbatical Summary

Over the past two months, I’ve had the privilege to enjoy a sabbatical from my regular routine of pastoral service. As I reflect, I must answer the question…was it worthwhile? My exuberant answer is absolutely “YES!” I’ve gained a profound appreciation of the truth that LIFE IS REWARDING AND JOYFUL when it’s lived IN GOD’S WAY! My goal these past two months was primarily to practice what I preach when it comes to living out loving...

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Sabbatical!

I’m now enjoying my long-awaited sabbatical! Heather and I are in a cabin in the Smoky Mountains near Pigeon Forge, TN. The mountains, trees, wildlife and flowers are beautiful. Heather and I have had some awesome hikes to rejuvenate after some long, grueling weeks of work. It’s a great place to read and catch up on a number of things I’ve had to push off until now. A big priority is preparing for the latter part of the...

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Right or Left?

The LORD commanded His people through the mouth of Moses in Deuteronomy 5:32, “You shall be careful therefore to do as the Lord your God has commanded you. You shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.” It’s very easy to turn from the Lord’s way and be pulled to the extremes on the right and the left. I saw this play out in the street in front of my church yesterday. Two opposing factions had...

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Life in God’s Way

How Marriage in God’s Way Shapes a Complete Christian Worldview