The Amen is Spoken

The Amen is Spoken Look at, 2 Corinthians 1:20 (AMP), “For as many as are the promises of God, they all find their Yes [answer] in Him [Christ]. For this reason we also utter the Amen (so be it) to God through Him [in His Person and by His agency] to the glory of God. As many promises as God has made…

Holiness, Not Spiritualness

Holiness, Not Spiritualness 1 Peter 1:15-16, “but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, ‘Be holy, for I am holy.’” “I’m spiritual.” I’ve heard this more times than I can count. Especially when people know that I’m a pastor, they always feel the need to claim this. Everybody has a…

Keeping the Local Church

Keeping the Local Church As we’re approaching sending our oldest child out into adulthood, to live on his own, we’ve realized there are some things he’s not yet had to experience that he soon will. It’s interesting having an adult “child” who works a full-time job, living in your household. Though we give him certain responsibilities, such as paying a few of…

What’s Marriage For?

What’s Marriage For? 1 Corinthians 6:17 (NKJV), “But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.” Let’s look in Mark 10:6-8 (AMP), “But from the beginning of creation God made them male and female. 7 For this reason a man shall leave [behind] his father and his mother and be joined to his wife and cleave closely to…

You’ve Got to Want It; You’ve Got to Want Him

You’ve Got to Want It; You’ve Got to Want Him Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” This is a scripture we have on the wall of Family Church Mayville. It’s a scripture we read and teach every single…

Trusting God

Trusting God Psalms 37:3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. This scripture has been the focus of my life in recent times. I love how the Lord will speak to us through the scripture. If you are not spending time in the Word, then you are not hearing from God! God will…

Freedom For All, Not Free For All

Freedom For All, Not Free For All “It’s a free country, I can do what I want.” Growing up, this is the tune my peers were always singing as they acted foolishly, mouthed off to authority figures, or walked in front of moving traffic. I used to roll my eyes in annoyance, because I knew they had no idea what freedom actually…

Trust God?

Trust God? Hebrews 3:19 (NKJV) So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief. This scripture is a powerful statement and one that every Christian should know and take hold of. It is referencing the Israelites as a reminder to us that though God has delivered (saved) His people, they could not enter His promised land because they didn’t…

The Way Of Life

The Way Of Life Proverbs 14:12 (NKJV) There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. This scripture is one I meditate on often. Both as I judge myself and as I witness what others do, I am reminded of the importance of God’s plan, not mine. I recently over heard a conversation…

Led By A Pure Heart

Led By A Pure Heart Psalms 119:9  “How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.” One morning while reflecting on the goodness of God and His faithfulness to teach me continually, I asked Him, “how does one make their heart pure before You?”. Instantly, the above scripture entered my heart as I prayed. How does…