Tools of The Teacher

Tools of The Teacher

Jeremiah 27:6

In the days of the prophet Jeremiah, God’s chosen people had turned away to worship other gods. But God longed for His children to return and worship Him as the One True God. The Israelites had been warned for many years and now God used a foreign king as His tool for discipline and instruction. […]

Herramientas de El Maestro

Herramientas de El Maestro

Jeremías 27:6

En los días del profeta Jeremías, La gentes escogida de Dios se había vuelto a adorar otros dioses. Pero Dios anhelaba el regreso de sus hijos para que le adorasen a El como el Único Dios Verdadero. Los Israelitas habían sido prevenidos por muchos años y ahora Dios usó a un rey extranjero para disciplinar […]

Ministry Update 11-16-18

Ministry Update 11-16-18

This has been a good year for our school in Mathare, Kenya. We have been able to complete the school building which can accommodate over 200 kids. There will be normal ongoing upkeep and maintenance requirements but the construction portion is complete. Praise God! In July, I sent out a message about a plot of […]

Personal Psalms

Personal Psalms

The one hundred and fifty psalms in the Bible were written by several different people; we believe that David wrote many but certainly not all. The psalms were meant to be set to music and sung as a way of praising the glory of God, but also as a way of expressing the deeply honest […]

My Super Power

My Super Power

James 1:2-4

[Note: I sent a version of this message out in March of last year. It highlights some thoughts by my youngest daughter.] In the spring of 2013, our family was in the middle of a terrible trial. Our youngest child – our 12 year old daughter, Kaylee – was diagnosed with an advanced stage of […]

Misplaced Trust

Misplaced Trust

1 Chronicles 21:1-2

In the message “Secure In His Presence” we were encouraged to guard against anything which takes away from our complete dependence on our Heavenly Father. We saw how worldly security can sometimes cause us to close our eyes and ears to God’s leading. Becoming secure in the world means we are placing our trust in […]

Confianza Equivocada

Confianza Equivocada

1 Crónicas 21:1-2

En el mensaje “Seguros en Su Presencia” fuimos animados a guardarnos contra cualquier cosa que nos aleje de nuestra completa dependencia de nuestro Padre Celestial. Vimos como la seguridad del mundo puede en ocasiones hacer que cerremos nuestros ojos y oídos a la dirección de Dios. Volvernos seguros en el mundo también pone nuestra confianza […]

Secure in His Presence

Secure in His Presence

Jeremiah 22:21

Jehoiakim was king of Judah just prior to the first Babylonian invasion in 605 B.C.. He had become comfortable in the security of the palace, and an alliance with the Egyptians made him feel even more protected. But Jehoiakim led the people of Judah further away from God; “he did evil in the eyes of […]

Seguros en Su Presencia

Seguros en Su Presencia

Jeremías 22:21

Joacim fue rey de Judá justo antes de la primera invasión Babilónica en el año 605 A.C.. El estaba cómodo en la seguridad del Palacio, y una alianza con los Egipcios lo hacía sentir aún más protegido. Pero Joacim condujo a la gente de Judá más lejos de Dios; “El hizo lo malo ante los […]

Strain Toward the Vine

Strain Toward the Vine

John 15:4-5

Our life in these mortal bodies will always fall short of God’s standard. From the moment sin entered the world, we’ve been unable to satisfy God’s requirement of perfection. But, knowing our weakness, God gave His Son as a sacrifice to make perfect those who believe; “By one sacrifice He has made perfect forever those […]

Esforcémonos Hacia la Vid

Esforcémonos Hacia la Vid

Juan 15:4-5

Nuestra vida en estos cuerpos mortales siempre se quedará corta de los estándares de Dios. Desde el momento que el pecado entró al mundo, no hemos sido capaces de satisfacer los requerimientos de perfección de Dios. Pero, conociendo nuestras debilidades, Dios dio a Su Hijo como sacrificio para cubrir a aquellos que creen y hacernos […]

In Spite of Our Chains

In Spite of Our Chains

Philippians 1:14

In the message “Faith to Move Mountains” we saw that, though our faith may appear small, all genuine believers in Jesus Christ have the faith to move any and all mountains which stand between us and a close relationship with our Heavenly Father. HOWEVER…Not all trials represent mountains which must be moved! Many things we […]