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Enter Through The Gate

John 10:1, 9

In the message “A Life of Discipleship” we considered our need to be continually discipled and the vital importance of discipling others before and after Salvation. The message stated: “Receiving the Word, or even initial growth, is not Salvation.” Many people pray to “receive” salvation without an understanding of the gospel message. But without the […]

A Life of Discipleship

Mark 4:14-20

When Jesus told His closest followers, “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19), He wasn’t just talking about the one-time event of Salvation; He was referring to the life-long process of “teaching them to obey everything I have commanded” (Matthew 28:20). The process of discipleship actually begins prior to Salvation as we are […]

Be Still And Know

Psalm 46:10

The presence of God is a wonderful gift which is available to every believer. No longer is His presence confined to a specific location or available to only a few; “I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20). But the gift of His presence requires discipline in order to […]

Sharing Life

1 Thessalonians 2:8

The following message was written in August 2005 after returning from a visit to Africa. It’s a good reminder of the need for relational ministry, especially as our family is preparing to travel on a type of missionary journey within our own country.***** My daughter and I returned home from Kenya late Saturday night. During […]

Ministry Update – Welcome Tessa Rose

The picture is my daughter-in-law and the newest Troxel – my grand daughter Tessa Rose. She is adorable and I’m looking forward to holding her in about four weeks. Her birth seemed like a good excuse for sending out a ministry update message. We are still on schedule to hitting the road the first week […]