“The Art of The Complaint” There is an epidemic sweeping our country. It is not treatable through medicine. It cannot be managed with essential oils, diet or exercise. This epidemic is a spiritual sickness and delusion that results is some of the most ugly symptoms. It is killer. It kills joy. It kills your Christian […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Rejuvenation Ask: Do I need refreshment from the Lord? Read: 1 Kings 19 Elijah ran away from Jezebel because she promised to kill him. He ran to Judah, and would have been safe there, but he kept on going. He traveled out into the wilderness where Israel wandered for 40 years. He desired solitude because he […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Heaven I recall a conversation I had with one of my brothers. I was maybe 15 years old and talking with him about Heaven and how I had hoped that the rapture would wait until after all the new Star Wars movies came out. My brother […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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“Who Done it?” As per our usual weekly Sunday evening, I asked our congregation to write down a question on a 3×5 card. Some Sundays I will cover these questions during the evening service as sort of a “stump-the-Pastor” time. For those questions that may benefit a broader audience I cover here on the website. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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Pastor Jim Ackerson delivered the charge to the Church on how to pray for your Pastor on the installment of Pastor Jared Cline as Senior Pastor here at First Baptist Church in Vinton Iowa. Pastor Doug Helton, mentor and 34 year veteran as Senior Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in St. Charles, delivered the charge […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Atonement Ask: Does atonement take away my sin? Read: Exodus 29:36-46 Sometimes we sing about how Jesus “atoned” for our sins, but what does “atone” mean? The word (KFR) occurs in the Old Testament 182x as noun and a verb, and sounds like the word cover in English. Strongs Hebrew Dictionary says that it can […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Love Intentionally Ask: Do I show love to my neighbor? Read: Luke 10:25-37 Upon reading Exodus 21:24 a friend of mine remarked “’An eye-for-eye and tooth-for-tooth would lead to a world of the blind and toothless.’” Gandhi, an influential east Indian peacemaker, is attributed with this quote. “an eye for an eye and tooth […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Gear Up Ask: How is my soul protected from harm? Read: Ephesians 5:3; Psalm 119:9; 2 Timothy 1:9; Ephesians 2:10; Hebrews 12:14; 2 Corinthians 7:1 In Ephesians 6:11-18 Paul commands Christians to “put on the full armor of God” because we are in war. Types of protective gear are worn by police officers, S.W.A.T.T, soldiers […]Continue Reading... No Comments.