August 8, 2017 – Be a Barnabas

August 8, 2017 – Be a Barnabas

I find too many believers are struggling with personal issues taking away the joy of their salvation. And then there are the many believers who have conflicts with others in the church. We may have forgotten what the Apostle Paul said to the Ephesians: “And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you”.

Encouraging Men

Encouraging Men

So often, conversations between males center around non-threatening topics like sports, weather, cars, hobbies, and so forth. Males typically are protective of their feelings and emotions. They believe that if they let someone see their “underside,” they will be...
Men Who Fish

Men Who Fish

One approach to better understanding terms like disciple is to look into the biblical text and to review the historical and cultural context in which Christ’s command to make disciples was made. It was no coincidence that Jesus picked eight fishermen to be among His...
Show and Tell

Show and Tell

Too often we get caught up in feeling that we need more education, more study, more teaching, more, more, more. When Jesus washed the disciples’ feet, He was giving them a lesson in being the servant of servants. He didn’t tell them what to do; He showed...
Fortitude

Fortitude

When I think of people who have fortitude, my attention immediately goes to men who show unexpected courage, moxie, staying power, and guts. One of my favorite stories that speaks of a humble man who had enormous fortitude was the reformer Martin Luther. In April...
A Word to Mentors

A Word to Mentors

When life deals us a lousy hand, and important relationships seem without hope, we need to reflect upon some of God’s promises and encouragement. As mentors, we have a host of fulfilled promises and events from God’s Word what can help encourage someone needing help.