When the Brook Dries Up

By Floyd Beaver 1 Kings 17:1-7 Elijah’s brook dried up. Why did the Lord allow this to happen? To teach him to trust in God and not in the brook. Remember, God is our refuge (our supply), a very present help in time of trouble. I. God’s Children Are Often Called Upon to Sit by […]

Selection of quotes from Ken Jenkins:

“Drop your reins and trust your horse!”
(Old wrangler to frightened women riders on a steep and narrow mountain trail)

“In fire, these trees strive from having been tested. They are fire dependent.”
(Concerning the Giant Sequoia trees on the Western Slope of the Sierra mountain range in California)

“We are to retain nothing in our lives that could give the devil a foothold to do damage.”

“For the Giant Sequoias, regular fires are necessary to get rid of the deadwood and create valuable minerals to nurture the trees. “

“One of these trees can weigh up to 2200 tons. The roots extend over two or three acres. What cannot be seen sustains (supports) what can be seen.”

Concerning wolves: “The health of the pack is dependent on each wolf functioning as it should.”

Short tailed Weasel: This little animal begins with a mottled coat, but it undergoes a conversion and becomes pure white. It is transformed from a weasel into an ermine. It is fastidiously clean. It will die in captivity because it would rather die than become dirty.

“When you go fishing with Jesus, you won’t worry about the catch; you will just enjoy the company!”

“Dangerous waters can bring about serious consequences.”

“We must protect our catch. An exposed catch becomes bait for the enemy.”

Ken Jenkins

Pastors and Their Families

Approximately 10% of Protestant pastors in the United States say they spend only nine hours a week or less with their family members. Pray for both your pastor and his family as they work to balance time together with service to your congregation. Facts and Trends, Winter 2013 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by […]

Bilingual Worship

Most Hispanic Americans who attend church in the states say they prefer church services presented bilingually. Around 43% say they enjoy services done in both Spanish and English. Some 32% say they prefer church in English only, while a smaller 25% opt for primarily Spanish services. Christianity Today, Jan/Feb 2013 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, […]

Wounded by God’s People

Discovering How God’s Love Heals Our Hearts – Anne Graham Lotz. Zondervan. Everyone has been wounded…hurt…neglected…by others. But as Anne Graham Lotz looks back on her life, the sad truth is that her most painful wounds were inflicted by religious people–God’s people. Anne not only understands the wounded, she also understands how easy it is […]

8 Ways to Respond to Those Who Hurt You

Written by: Bill Elliff The Sermon on the Mount is the most complete statement Jesus gives us of what life is like in the New Kingdom…the Kingdom of God. It is made possible by a new King, under which we have gladly bowed. The first three beatitudes describe this spiritual progression that brings us under […]

The Waltz

“Waltz Across Texas with You” was an Ernest Tubbs hit in 1965, and it is still used to teach the waltz in dance halls around the state, and perhaps the world. It is a great tune, and it has become a gentle reminder to me of a greater walk than any waltz could ever be, […]

Who Are You and How Did You Get Here? (Part 1)

Early on in my pastoral ministry, I noticed something happening with my peers. Some (certainly not all) of the men I started with in ministry seemed to distance themselves from me when I left youth ministry and entered the pastorate. For some reason, I was no longer a peer. I’m not sure what all happened […]

Doing the Washing

Read Psalm 51 You know the story behind Psalm 51. David had fallen into horrible sin, even to the point of having an innocent man murdered. He tried to cover his sin for nearly a year, but then God found him and David’s heart broke with this prayer of confession. There is only one prayer […]