Northwest Baptist Church Building Update

It has been some time since I have given an update on the building for Northwest Baptist Church in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The reason is that, though we were looking nearly every week for suitable buildings, we had found none. Today we have some exciting news! Just in the past few days we have entered […]

A Flashback of Unbelief (Numbers 32)

Numbers 32:14 And, behold, ye are risen up in your fathers’ stead, an increase of sinful men, to augment yet the fierce anger of the Lord toward Israel. The nation of Israel is on the verge of entering the Promised Land. They have been through a lot. Their journey has been made more difficult and painful […]

Subtle Seduction (Numbers 25)

Numbers 25:1 1 And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab. Satan will try anyway to corrupt and defile God’s people. When he could not bring an outright curse upon them, he used Balaam to bring about a more subtle attack. He advised the Midianites to […]

Uncursable (Numbers 23)

Numbers 23:8 How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? 23:23 This is no enchantment against Jacob, Neither is there any divination against Israel This is an extraordinary account of a heathen king (Balak) hiring a well-known diviner (Balaam) to come and curse Israel. Yet when Balaam comes and offers sacrifices, the only words […]

December 2017 Prayer Letter

Dear Pastors & Praying Friends, We continue to thank God for His blessings. Two more folks recently became members of the church, and we expect several others to join in the next few months. Also, several more people completed the first level of the Foundations discipleship program. This program helps ground people in the Word, […]

The Burden of Leadership (Numbers 20)

Numbers 20:12 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them. This chapter gives us an honest look at the challenges and burdens of leadership. Moses […]

Clean (Numbers 19)

Numbers 19:12 He shall purify himself with it on the third day, and on the seventh day he shall be clean: but if he purify not himself the third day, then the seventh day he shall not be clean. Sin defiles. The blood of Christ cleanses. God calls us to cleanse ourselves from all filthiness and […]

They Fell on Their Faces (Numbers 16)

Numbers 16:4 “he fell upon his face” 16:22 “they fell upon their faces” 16:45 “they fell upon their faces” Three times in this chapter, Moses fell upon his face. Twice Aaron was included in this posture of intense prayer to God. They were faced with the most serious rebellion and trial yet. Hundreds of respected […]

Worthy of Death (Number 15)

Numbers 15:36 36 And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him with stones, and he died; as the Lord commanded Moses. The man who was stoned was found gathering sticks on the Sabbath day. In context (cf. Num. 15:30-31), it seems that this was not an accidental sin but a deliberate […]

The Chaos of Doubt (Numbers 14)

Numbers 14:1–2 1 And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night. 2 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had […]