Joy in Believing

TEXT: Romans 15 (13) 13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. You know that to escape the wrath of God and be spared you must be a BELIEVER. A believer is described in the bible as having certain characteristics. If you find that you lack them, you just might not be a real believer.  One critical thing is PEACE, if we would []

Ephesians Lesson Four – by Mike Kekel

Here’s a short lesson from Ephesians. It is noteworthy that the bible doesn’t seem to place the burden of child correction on the Mother.  😎 Children Obey your Parents in the Lord When they are in the Lord they will obey their parents, but not when they’re married and on their own.         Pr. 20 (11) Even a child is known by his doings, Whether his work be pure, and whether it be right. Pr. 22 (6) and (15) []

Is God Calling You? – by Mike Kekel

TEXT: Mark 1 (17) BR: Mark 1 (16-20) 16 “Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. 17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. 18 And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him. 19 And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending []

Taking a long, hard look at sin-by Mike Kekel

Text: Ezek. 8 (8-9)   Bible Setting: Ezek. 8   INTRO: (The description of Ezekiel’s experience) from Chapter 8   To look at the sins they committed, makes us stand amazed. We’re always amazed over what others do, but never at our own sins.   ILL: Heard of those “out of body experiences?”  What if we could have one? What if we could go outside ourselves, and look back? What if we could DIG through the walls and see what is deep []

Coming to the Place

TEXT: Luke 22 (40) BR: Luke 22 (39-46) 39 And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him. 40 And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation. 41 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, 42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. 43 And []


The first six chapters tell the story of the man whom God commissioned to rebuild the fallen walls of Jerusalem, Israel. Jerusalem lay a post-war wasteland, and many prisoners of war had been carried away. Nehemiah served the King in his palace (1:1) and was his ‘cupbearer’ (1:11) Far from his homeland and concerned for his people, Nehemiah began to enquire about their welfare (1:1-4) and once aware, he began to pray for them (1:5-11) More than a story about the rebuilding []

God’s Gift to Men

TEXT: Romans 6 (23) 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. BR: Romans 6 (17-23) INTRO: In I Cor. 12-14 – The mighty works of God through His Holy Spirit are called “the gifts of the Spirit”  This is healing for the body, mind and heart, and anything else that is needed; a word of encouragement, knowledge, wisdom, faith, power! All GIFTS from God, not just on Christmas, but EVERY []

Merry Christmas

 “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” (Desmond Tutu) This statement perfectly expresses our feelings about you all; you are our family and a gift from God to us. You inspire and challenge us everyday, and we count it a privilege to serve the Lord together with you. Our prayer is that God will supply all your needs and bless you with every good and perfect gift, that His presence will encompass you and His []

There are many human ant-eaters!

(Charles Spurgeon, “Treasury of David”) “Their throat is an open sepulcher! They flatter with their tongue.” Psalm 5:9 “Their throat is an open sepulcher!” That is–a sepulcher full of loathsomeness, of pollution, of pestilence, and death! But, worse than that, it is an open sepulcher, with all its evil gases issuing forth, to spread death and destruction all around. It is just so with the throat of the wicked! It would be a great mercy if the mouth of the wicked could always be closed. If we could seal it in continual []