How well do you handle rejection? (Mark 12)

“…The Stone which the builders rejected has become the chief Cornerstone. This was the Lord’s doing, and is marvelous in our eyes…” Mark 12:10-11 As influential and powerful as Jesus’ life was, He certainly understood rejection. The very people He came to help crucified Him. You, my friend, will also experience rejection. Rom. 8:17 tells…

Staying focused (Philemon)

“So I make a request to you on behalf of Onesimus, who is my own son in Christ; for while in prison I have become his spiritual father.” Philemon 10 Being a prisoner in Rome was not a picnic. Paul, in spite of his trial, doesn’t lose his focus…He keeps the “Main thing the main…

Money and God (1 Tim.6)

“A devout life does bring wealth, but it’s the rich simplicity of being yourself before God. Since we entered the world penniless and will leave it penniless, if we have bread on the table and shoes on our feet, that’s enough. But if it’s only money these leaders are after, they’ll self-destruct in no time.…

Leadership souffle (1 Tim.5)

“Do not receive an accusation against an elder except from two or three witnesses. Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear.” 1 Tim.5:19-20 There are two instructions that the apostle Paul gives us concerning accusations made against Church leaders. Let’s look at the last one first:…

Teenagers!!! (1 Tim.4)

“And don’t let anyone put you down because you’re young. Teach believers with your life: by word, by demeanor, by love, by faith, by integrity. Stay at your post reading Scripture, giving counsel, teaching. And that special gift of ministry you were given when the leaders of the church laid hands on you and prayed—keep…