Wait on the Lord

In preparation for a Wednesday night prayer group I was reading through Psalm 27. In verse 14 it says, “Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.” Waiting is a very difficult thing to do. We often become impatient and frustrated when things…

Example of a Father

In John 13:15 we read, “For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.” The example that Jesus set for His disciples was one of servitude. I believe that Jesus was implying here that they should follow His example not just in one area but in all…

5 things the church MUST be committed to (and I am committed to)

Recently I spent some time listening to a message from John MacArthur that he preached back in 1983. The message was a part of a series that he preached on the anatomy of the church. In that first message, he mentioned 5 things that the church must be committed to. I agree wholeheartedly with MacArthur’s…

Knowing the will and plan of God

I have been compelled lately to know and understand God’s will and plan more. Many times throughout my life I have done things outside of God’s will and plan. Going through such times has taught my many valuable lessons. One thing we need to understand is the difference between God’s will and God’s plan. I…

The Family Altar

At the writing of this article we are experiencing the first big snowfall of the year. Unfortunately, we were unable to have church on Sunday due to the inability to get the parking area plowed. As we announced that there would be no services, I encouraged folks to worship with their family at home. I…

Happiest States to Live In

I saw an article the other day that really caught my attention. It was a survey done throughtout America that revealed where the most happiest people live. I found that it is very interesting how the southern states seemed to find themselves near the top of the list mixed in with states that have a…

Back to School

The Bible teaches us to “Study to show thyself approved unto God.” One of the things that I enjoy is spending time in the study of God’s Word. The Lord has blessed me with a good Biblical education from Piedmont Baptist College. I have also been blessed with several years of experience in ministry. I…