Pastor’s Pen (Page 10)

Pastor’s Pen (Page 10)

Believing

Is it enough to just “believe”? Jesus made one of the most profound statements in the history of mankind when He spoke the principle of truth recorded in John 3:16-18. In this familiar Scripture Jesus said, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son…

The Invitation

The word “invitation” comes from the word “invite” which means to ask courteously to come somewhere or to do something.  Jesus offered to all mankind the ultimate invitation in Matthew 11:28-30.  Here Jesus said, “Come unto Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and…

An Eternal Principle

Many people have heard of this principle.  Many believers and many unbelievers have heard of the principle of “sowing and reaping” but how many really understand it?  It is an “eternal principle”.  This means that its truths exist through all time, it’s everlasting, forever the same always true and valid; it is unchanging as long as time exists.  “This principle is a…

Pastor’s Pen April 2011

The apostle John makes a very interesting point in I John 3:18 as he says, “My little children, let us not love in word or tongue, but in deed and truth.”  In this Scripture I believe John is describing and encouraging us to walk in the principle called “integrity.”  What is integrity?  I’m glad you asked!  “Integrity” is the quality or state of being of sound moral…

The Faith of a Father

Jesus addresses a very important issue in Luke Chapter 15.  He speaks concerning the principle of repentance.  Beginning in Luke 15 Jesus presents the parable of the “lost sheep”.  He then gave another parable about the “lost coin” and then He completes His teaching on repentance with the parable about the “lost son”.  After reading this last parable most people would…

Ashamed

The apostle Paul makes a very interesting statement in Romans 1:16 which says, “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.”  Have you ever noticed and wondered why most Christians are very hesitant to share the gospel or witness to other people or even…

Promotion

Now we find ourselves in 2011, a “New Year” in the “new season” of God. Back in the August edition of the Pastor’s Pen we wrote, “There is great excitement, great joy and great expectations as we sense the Lord moving us into a “new season” in His plan for this church and the church in general”. Now in January, as we look back over the events that happened in 2010 we can…