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“Wise as Doves, Harmless as Serpents?”

In sending his disciples to go and minister, Jesus told them He was sending them as “sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore, be wise as serpents and harmless as doves” (Matt. 10:16). There has to be a great reason why our Lord uses four different animals in one verse to describe the relationship, qualities, and character of the people who would be speaking, and the ones to whom they would be speaking. A couple of prayers to consider as…

“As Go the Deacons…”

A church, or any organization for that matter, will never rise beyond their leaders (Matthew 10:24 -25). As a leadership leads, so the attitude of the leadership will be reflected in the members. When the leadership is excited and encouraging about an area of work, generally, so also will the congregation be excited. If the leadership is lackadaisical and uninterested, so also will be the membership. Consider the deacons and their responsibilities in this regard. The word, “deacon” as most…

Philippines Mission Letter: October 2022

Click to download the letter.  Dear Brethren,  May the goodness and blessings of the Lord continue to abound in you and your family.  The Lord continues to use us for the implementation of the moral recovery program using the Scriptures at the different departments in our town. Lord willing, we will be assigned to other offices this November. Our partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) as volunteers to conduct Family Development Sessions (FDS) to the parents…

What if Your Candidate Loses?

Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people. – Proverbs 14:34 Something I have heard many election seasons since the mid 90 ’s If “we” don ’t win this upcoming election, the nation will be destroyed. Read carefully again Proverbs 14:34. We live in a nation that is not above reproach. Yet, for many, this nation is still recognized as the greatest nation with the most freedom to worship God than any other nation on earth.…

Preparing for Friends and Family Day

Think of an “outsider,” not a member of Christ ’s church, who walks into our assemblies or classes. What if an outsider becomes a guest at Graeber Road? We ’ve prayed, people do show up – God has answered. A powerful thought: God has said, “Yes” to our request for an open door. The question is: are we being good stewards of the blessings he is giving us? We do not want any visitors to slip through the cracks or…

“Dinner Therapy”

So much of Jesus ’s public ministry and so many of His conversations with people happened around the dinner table. In fact, most of Luke (1/5 of this gospel account) has to do with Jesus either going to a meal, sitting down and eating a meal, or getting up and leaving from a meal. Jesus had great opportunity to help when He sat down at the table. Consider now this and see if there is any truth to it: YOUR…

“Contending for the Faith”

The book of Jude is addressed to Christians who needed to wake up to fight against some ungodly people with ungodly ideas among them (Jude 3 -4, 12, 16, 19). The key statement of Jude exhorts these endangered Christians to, “Contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3). “Contenders” are interested in building up other Christians (20) “…building yourselves up on your most holy faith…” Those who would contend earnestly for the…

Philippines Mission Letter: September 2022

Click to download the letter.  Dear Brethren,  May our merciful Father in heaven bless you always with His love, His grace, and His peace.  We are so thankful to the Lord for opening more opportunities for us to share His Word with more people in our town. The Lord is accomplishing this through our brethren and local government. Our brothers and sisters in Christ continue to give us prospects to teach God’s love, His justice, and His offer of eternal…

4-Letter Words to Teach Your Children

One man said, “profanity is the language of the ignorant.” For someone who has no other expression than expletives to use when they ’re angry, excited, fearful, sad, or any other emotion, they really show a lack of understanding. Remember when Peter wanted to show his ignorance of Jesus, he began to curse and swear to show that he was not with the Lord (Matt. 26:74). While this is not an article about profanity, we would do well, parents, to…

How to be a Go-SHEN Christian

Goshen is the name of a few places in scripture. The most well -known is the land the Israelites dwelt in during their time in Egypt (Gen. 47:1 -6). Several blessings came by being in the land of Goshen. Consider three: Protection First, Goshen became an initial line of defense in keeping the Israelites separated from Egypt ’s pagan culture (Gen. 46:33). To the Egyptian, shepherds were an abomination. Ironically it was not the Israelites whose culture was an abomination,…

Philippines Mission Letter: August 2022

Click to download the letter. Dear Brethren,  May our Lord place His loving arms around you, shower you with blessings and keep you protected every day.  We keep on sharing the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ with those who are seeking God in their lives. We hope and pray that more souls will be reached out this month. The Lord has been blessing our moral recovery engagement at the municipal hall every week. Using the Scriptures in teaching moral…

What Happens to Our Bodies When We Die?

Have you ever been to the zoo and seen all the animals like the tigers, lions, alligators, rhinos, bears, and many others? Man’s body is no greater than the body of a beast; they are both mortal. The only difference between them and us is we have an immortal soul which lives for eternity. We have to choose how we live for the destination of our soul going to Heaven or Hell for eternity. Solomon teaches on this very subject…