Burning up the chaff

TEXT: Luke 3 (17) “17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.” BR: Luke 3 (15-18) INTRO: Verse 17 said that Jesus’ fan is in His hand; the winnowing process is a method used to separate grain from chaff. CHAFF: The husks of corn or other seed, which is separated from that corn by winnowing or threshing. …the process in []


2018, a fresh start and a clean slate! As we begin a new year, I feel compelled to look back on, and honor, 2017 – it was a great year! Busy, busy, busy, and blessed, blessed, blessed! Jan 2017 took us to Shreveport, La., for a fellowship meeting, where the host pastor Rev. Watson was healed of kidney stones. He was headed to the ER before church, but everyone prayed and he stayed to lead that service. February we were in Lakeland, []

Crumbs from the Master’s Table

TEXT: Matt. 15 (27) 27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. BR:  Matt. 15 (21-28) INTRO: The woman that came to Jesus sought help for her daughter, but she was a Canaanite woman. Jesus didn’t intend to insult her, but He said -(26)  “It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.” What He really meant, is more obvious in His previous statement: (24) “I []

WWJS about Orlando?

              What would Jesus say about Orlando? The question via Facebook Messenger was  “How do you feel about what happened in Florida?” Still reeling from the deleted tweet of Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick saying the Orlando victims were reaping, I replied. “I think we should pray for them and their families.” I am a Christian leader, and I DON’T understand hate ‘in Jesus’ name.’ Neither do I understand so-called leaders, Christian or otherwise, that make []

Happy New Year!

Dearest Family and Friends, Happy 2016! Our prayer for you this year is that our loving LORD will make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: and lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. That the road will rise to meet you and your shoes will be iron. Yours in Him, Michael and Tanya Kekel

Ephesus ROCKS! (lit.)

https://goturkey.com/en/pages/read/ephesus I’m sure you’ve read about the Temple of Diana of the Ephesians in the bible; but the only remains of her temple is a lone column left standing on the temple site, in a valley near the city center. What you’re seeing in today’s post, are pictures of the Theatre where Paul was in Acts 19.  Look carefully at the photos with the trees, and you can see the Theatre in the distance; it is massive, and very high. Supposedly, it would seat []