Real Living (Deuteronomy 4)

Deuteronomy 4:1 Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the Lord God of your fathers giveth you. Moses commands Israel to listen to God’s laws and God’s Word, so that they […]

Success Is Helping Others Succeed (Deuteronomy 3)

Deuteronomy 3:28 But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him: for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see. Moses found it very difficult to not be allowed by God to go into the land. Most of his time leading Israel was dedicated […]

Wasted Potential (Deuteronomy 2)

Deuteronomy 2:14 And the space in which we came from Kadesh-barnea, until we were come over the brook Zered, was thirty and eight years; until all the generation of the men of war were wasted out from among the host, as the Lord sware unto them. Israel’s rebellion against God led to their men of war […]

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 […]