Teaching, Helping and Encouraging Spiritual Growth

Fathers, Don’t Push Your Kids Away

Fathers have a critical role in the family. The father sets the tone for the family and especially his children. It is the leadership of the Father that has the most impact on his kids. God gives the father some specific instructions on how he is to lovingly raise his children so that they grow up with a healthy respect for their dad.

Consider these instructions in this single verse.

Fathers, do not irritate and provoke your children to anger – do not exasperate them to resentment – but rear them tenderly in the training and discipline and the counsel and admonition of the Lord. Continue Reading →

Are You Like Zaccheaus?

Here is a recent sermon I taught about a man named Zaccheaus who had an encounter with Jesus. It is a little longer than my normal post, but I think it is worth reading. God bless you as you learn how this despised and hated little tax collector was changed forever! God bless, Dick

How many of you remember learning about Zaccheaus as a child? Do you remember the song about Zaccheaus? “Zaccheaus was a wee little man, a wee little man was he! Continue Reading →

How To Keep A Lid On Your Anger

Have you ever been mad? Of course you have! If you are married, or have kids, or have a job, or play sports and so on, you have experienced anger. Anger is one of the emotions that is woven into the fabric of life that is a reality and must be dealt with. You must learn to control anger rather than allow anger to control you.

God tells us what to do when you are angered. Continue Reading →

Is There Really A God?

Is God for real? In the world today, this is a serious question. It is a common belief that there is no God and all things are the result of an evolutionary process that took place over billions of years. This view teaches that from a complete void in space, the universe, solar system, Earth, mankind and the spark of life all came from absolutely nothing. In other words, something came from nothing and order triumphed over chaos. Continue Reading →