A comforted heart

​The ministry isn't cupcakes and rainbow all the time.

A friend shared this verse this with me in the midst of a time when my heart has been very heavy. Getting my mind refocused on the coming of the Lord was just the comfort I needed. I hope it comforts your heart today too!

​1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 
​For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

1 Timothy 1 definitions

Below are some words found in 1 Timothy 1 with their corresponding definitions...

  • unfeigned: not counterfeit, not hypocritical; it's real and sincere
  • jangling: useless arguing, quarreling, irritating & noisy disputes
  • vain: worthless, no substance
  • manslayer: someone who has slain another person
  • menstealer: you've stolen someone; for example: a company steals and takes away workers from another company; a kidnapper or someone who seeks to enslave someone else.

Hello and Goodbye

​It was a great blessing to say hello again and see some old friends.

Chris, Nicole and Emma were a HUGE help to us and to Calvary Baptist Church.

Thank you all for helping with the gospel tract distribution, the door-to-door witnessing, the scripture sign holding and a tad bit of open air preaching.

A special thanks to Emma for playing with the kids and spending time with them. And for the special music she played at church.

You guys were all a blessing.

But today we had to say goodbye as they travel back home. God speed!

Joy

It's a joy to see the kids happy after a long few days of door to door evangelism, gospel tract distribution and other church related activities.

3 John 1:4 
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

Evangelism with friends

It's so wonderful to be with our friends from our home church. They are in for a weeks visit and have been a real blessing to us and Calvary Baptist Church. Below is a pic of downtown scripture holding outreach.

Together in unity

Things have been really good at Calvary Baptist Church.

Unity is a sweet thing.

And with a visit from some old friends this week, they've been a great help and a source of encouragement.

It's wonderful watch God work things out when the brethren are united around Him.

Psalms 133:1
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

What are we going to do with it?

Today, as a nation, we celebrate our independence and our freedom.

As Christians, we have to ask ourselves, WHAT are we going to do with it.

If we have the freedom to tell others about Christ, do we do it?

If we have the freedom to choice to live a life of godliness, that choic are is now our responsibility.

We have the freedom to be used of God is so many ways here in the United States. We can connect with the culture through many, many different mediums. We can make Christ known in a variety of ways simply because we live in America. So, yes, what we do with all of this is OUR responsibility.

Sitting back and watching others is a choice. The person we didn't witness to. The brother or sister in Christ we didn't help. The relationship we didn't take time to restore. All of these things are by choice. 

We have the independence. Now the ball is in our court.

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