Author: Steve

The only perfect father-son relationship which has ever existed is between God the Father and Jesus the Son. How did the Father love His Son? As we seek to understand this wonderful loving dynamic, we get a glimpse of how to love our own children.

Podcast 139: God’s Design for Families – Part 3

       The only perfect father-son relationship which has ever existed is between God the Father and Jesus the Son. How did the Father love His Son? As we seek to understand this wonderful loving dynamic, we get a glimpse of how to love…

When we are in love with God and His word, we are prepared to teach our children to love God and His word.

Podcast 138: God’s Design for Families – Part 2

       As parents seek to teach their children diligently and live a Christian lifestyle in front of them, God’s word calls parents to love Him with all their heart, soul, and might, and have His word on their own hearts. When we are…

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” (James 1:17)

Podcast 137: God’s Design for Families – Part 1

       What is your vision for the family? How do you understand the role of parents in discipling your children? What one scripture or scriptural principle has influenced your parenting? Join us as we consider how the word of God guides us on…

The words which God brought to me were: “The one who knows me best, loves me most.”

Fellow Worshipers and Kindred Spirits

One of the benefits of having a newsletter is sharing by email what I forgot to say when I was present. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to speak at a church retreat. During one of the sessions I skipped this paragraph in…

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

Podcast 136: Thanks Giving And Giving Thanks

       “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” (James 1:17)        “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the…

I know of nothing else I desire more, when setting out to work with God, than His blessing. You can have the best business plan and be very diligent in applying all the biblical principles we have studied, but God’s blessing is what you must have to succeed.

Podcast 135: The Blessing Of God

       “The blessing of the LORD makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.” (Proverbs 10:22) I know of nothing else I desire more, when setting out to work with God, than His blessing. You can have the best business plan and…

Working 6 days is an exhortation to diligence, resting for one day, as God did, is a prescription for sanity.

Podcast 134: A Day Of Rest

       “On the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested…

I heard a young man speak about the parable of the sower(recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke) at our local prayer breakfast. He noted we often focus on the soil when we read the words of Jesus, but his attention had been drawn to meditate on the sower.

Faithful Sowers

I heard a young man speak about the parable of the sower(recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke) at our local men’s prayer breakfast. He noted we often focus on the soil when we read the words of Jesus, but his attention had been drawn to meditate…

There is merit in working with one’s hands. “Aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.” (1 Thessalonians 4:11-12)

Podcast 133: Dirty Hands

       There is merit in working with one’s hands. “Aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.”…

When it comes to entering into a partnership with an unbeliever, my advice is to avoid it all costs.

Podcast 132: Yoked

       As Christians, we are living for Christ. When it comes to entering into a partnership with an unbeliever, my advice is to avoid it all costs. This alliance will not work. We are living for different gods. I would also suggest that…