Connecting With Jay

Connecting With Jay

Mission

July 28, 2021 We want to tell you about a mission effort and offer you an opportunity to participate if you would like to help keep this work going.  I became acquainted with this effort through Brother Stacy Sikes of Hibbing, MN.  Both we and the Roff’s have known the Sikes for some years and respect him and his work for the Lord.  Stacy has known Bro.…

Things in the Bible that Worry Me Most

Have you ever entertained the thought that there may be something in the Bible that you are failing to understand properly that could have eternal ramifications for you? Admittedly, there are some rather complex and difficult passages in the Bible, even the apostle Peter said so, himself (2 Peter 3:16). So, here is my question, “What are the top five most worrisome verses…

The Battle

You are in a battle! You may not see it and you might forget that it is there. But your enemy would love nothing more than for you to go through life filled with discouragement and defeat. Do not let him get what he wants! If you are a Christian, Satan and others in life will throw obstacles and attacks your way hoping to bring you down – which is why Peter said…

We’re Part of a Family

I love getting together with my family and talking about my ancestors and hearing stories about them. Some are funny, some heroic, some you wouldn’t want others knowing about! But sometimes when I’m with my brothers in Texas they will be telling a story about a great uncle or some other relative that I don’t really know. Part of this is because when I…

Trust and Obey

One night at a Dwight L. Moody evangelistic meeting in Brockton, Massachusetts, a young man stood up to testify about his confidence of salvation.  He said, “I am not quite sure,” meaning that he wasn’t really certain that God would save him from his sins—and then he continued, “But I’m going to trust, and I’m going to obey”—meaning that he planned to trust God for…

Trust and Obey

Trust and obey, For there’s no other way,  To be happy in Jesus,  But to trust and obey. Throughout your life I’m sure that there are many moments where you feel generally in control.  Like when you are driving your car, and you feel comfortable enough to look down and change the radio.  Why?  Because you think you have it all under control. …

Celebrate Family! Celebrate Mothers!

“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). Mom’s eighty-third birthday! I almost forgot. This could very well be her last birthday, so we better celebrate — to show honor to a wonderful mother, grandmother, and a faithful servant of God. I quickly phoned my sister-in-law and suggested we invite all our children, their…

Introduction to 2nd Corinthians

On Wednesday’s, we just wrapped up the book of 1 Corinthians and are now ready to jump into 2nd Corinthians… and I hope you join us!  You can find the videos on our Facebook page and on YouTube. I ran across this summery this week and thought it would be a good primer to share to get you motivated to read through this letter and be ready to jump into on…

The Service Station

Remember the service station? When the car needed fuel, you pulled up to the pumps at your favorite full-service gas station. The attendant came out and pumped your gas, washed your windows, checked the oil, water and air in the tires and “serviced” what was required. To the best of my knowledge, there are no more full-service stations in our area, gone the way of…

Here I Am – Send Me

In Isaiah 6:8 we read: “And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” For me, this has always been one of those verses that inspires. Thinking about how I too have volunteered to be one of the vessels that God has chosen to send into the world has the power to take my day from the common and gives…