What It’s Like To Be a Christian in North Africa During Ramadan

Jillian is a good friend of Teri and I. She and her husband are working to spread the gospel in North Africa. I wanted to repost an article she wrote about the challenges Christians face during Ramadan for believing in Christ in North Africa. Please pray for the Christian there and for the work of […]

Time To Be Teachers

There comes a point in every Christian’s development when he need to move into teaching others. If he does not, then he will go backward in maturity rather than forward.  Listen to Hebrews 5:12:  For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles […]

Hurting Yet Rejoicing

Job 19:25-26 For I know that my redeemer liveth, And that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, Yet in my flesh shall I see God:  Job was hurting deeply. In one day, he lost all his possessions and all his children. His grief must have been unbearable. His wife was not encouraging, and […]

7 Important Reasons to Read Your Bible

January is an exciting time for me because it is usually when I finish reading the Bible through and begin a new Bible reading plan. This year, I am on a schedule to read some of the NT and the OT every day. My goal is to finish by the end of June and read […]

Wanting the Easy Road to Discipleship

For the follower of Christ, there is constant pressure to lay down our cross and to take the path of least resistance. The church at Corinth was dealing with this dilemma. Read 1 Corinthians 4:9-13 below: 9 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: […]

Be Do Serve Train Videos

This is a series of videos put together by my pastor about our BE – DO – SERVE – TRAIN ministry philosophy.  I hope they are a blessing and help to you.  Please feel free to ask questions and comment! The Be Level blog 5026 from Mark Coffey on Vimeo. The Do Level blog 5027 from Mark Coffey on Vimeo. Blog 5028 The […]

Ideas for Discipling Young Men

Recently, a friend of mine emailed me asking for ideas about discipling and training young men with a heart for God.  I jotted down a few ideas for him that you might find helpful.  Here are my thoughts: Be passionate and eat up with serving the Lord, and who you are will influence those around […]

Three Characteristics of a Servant Leader

source‎ 3 Characteristics of a Servant Leader: Serving Is the Highest Profession by Paul Chappell The highest model of leadership is cloaked in the lowest forms of humility. Specifically, servant leadership was set and demonstrated by Christ Himself when He left Heaven’s glory and “took upon him the form of a servant” (Philippians 2:7). What does “the […]

Passing the Baton of Faith to the Next Generation

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 “And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.” Deuteronomy 6:20-23 “And […]