A Special Reward for Service (2 Tim. 1:16-18)

Most of God’s blessings come even though we don’t deserve them. “There are, however, times when His blessing of us is because of something we’ve done. When we see those “becauses” in Scripture, we want (or should want) to do more of that. Here’s a “because” that’s mentioned often…”

VP of Peas

“Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you….Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.“ (John 13:14-15, 17, NIV) Being humble isn’t the […]

Appreciation

“First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.” (Romans 1:8, NIV) The Apostle Paul said this, or something similar, in every one of his New Testament letters.  He appreciated the church.  That Latin word, “appretiare” means to estimate the quality of […]

Deacon Means Servant

When the church first began, they quickly ran into a challenge – there was too much ministry and too few apostles! The apostles couldn’t devote their time to prayer and preaching AND do everything else that needed doing. And so, the Spirit of God led them to create the office of deacon. The word deacon […]