Quit You Like Men

I’ve been working on a course I’ll be teaching in our Bible college, “Christian Manhood.” We often bemoan the lack of manhood in our generation, yet, it is nothing peculiar to our generation. Calling for men to be men is something that goes back further than any of us living today can remember. Manhood may […]

Vessels of Earth

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.” – 2 Corinthians 4:7 For the past week I’ve been physically ill and have felt so limited.  My regular schedule already leaves me feeling, from day to day, that I can never accomplish […]

We Could All Use A Little More

I still consider myself a fairly young pastor.  I’ve been privileged to sit underneath the teaching of some great men, but more and more I realize that some lessons only come with time.  As I am privileged to pastor a wonderful group of believers known as the International Baptist Church at Dumaguete, I watch for people’s needs and […]

Meekness is not Weakness

The apostle Paul tells us in Colossians 3:12 that one of the things we are to “put on” as the elect of God, born-again believers, is meekness.  Meekness is sometimes defined as humility, because it requires humility, but meekness is deciding not to use or show all of your strength.  It is keeping your strength […]

Thankful for Consistancy

“Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.  For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” – Psalm 30:4-5 The holiness of God describes many wonderful things about Him; […]

When It’s Not About Others

The longer I live in this world and walk with the Lord, the stranger this world seems, and hopefully, the stranger I seem to this world. That is not a problem, that is by design – God’s design.  This world is in constant reaction mode — responding to crisis after crisis. Politicians feel the need […]

Goodbyes

I just did one of the most heart-wrenching things I’ve had to do in my life. I dropped my oldest child off at the airport to head off to college; not just a state away, but half-way around the world.  We won’t see her for Thanksgiving or Christmas as so many other parents will see […]