Hell is a Part of the Gospel

This past week our family was reading the story of Jesus raising Jairus’ daughter. I explained to our four daughters that all who trust Jesus will experience just what this girl did. We all will lay in the sleep of death but if we trust in Jesus, He will say to us on the final…

Worth a Look Wednesday

Every Wednesday we suggest a few articles that haven’t wasted our time. Hope these links are helpful. The Curious Case of the Adult 9-year old by Owen Strachan. This is massively important. Pay attention to the logic. Recovering the Cure of Souls by Jared Wilson. Pastoral ministry is more preaching on Sunday. Pastoring, or shepherding, involves…

3 Ways to Strengthen Your Prayer Life

Prayer is a hard discipline to master; there are so many things I fight against. Did I pray long enough? Did I pray fervently enough? Why did I fall asleep during that last prayer time? Am I even really talking to God or just thinking to myself? These are all things that I have wrestled…

Worth a Look Wednesday

The Secret Small Churches Know Best – Witmer gives sound, insightful analysis and encouragement to those serving in small churches. I found myself being exposed and encouraged as I read. A key line: “Yes, prayerfully improve what we can. Yes, plead with God for conversions. And then receive – as a gift from God –…

What I Learned in the Hospital

This past week I had to be hospitalized as an unidentified virus was breaking down the muscles in my legs. It brought both severe pain, leaving me virtually unable to walk, and fear, as the unknown infection threatened to enter my bloodstream. By God’s grace, the infection subsided and I have improved physically each day.…