Shining the light of God's Word by Preaching, Teaching, Reaching and Serving the Hurting in Love
God’s Word is the light that gives us direction in life. With knowledge of His Word, we can live confidently. The Word of God clearly shows the best ways to walk in life, the paths that will be beneficial to our lives. The light of God’s Word enables us to truly prevail in life and overcome the darkness of this world.
God does not want us to live in spiritual darkness. He designed us to live in the light of His Word. He made this beautiful planet for us to live on beneath a bright, shining sun, and He gave us His Word so that we can live in the spiritual light as well. When we live in the light of God’s Word, we have fellowship with Him. Our fellowship is maintained by faithfully exposing our minds to the light of God’s Word and acting upon it.
The Bible is the very word of God, God speaking to us.
God has spoken in the Bible, and continues to speak through what he has spoken.
That gives us great confidence as preachers. We preach what was being said in the biblical passage, so that the same instruction, encouragement, commission, warning, or promise is passed on to the congregation. And we trust that the same Spirit who inspired the text will press it home to today’s hearers.
Jesus told his disciples before he ascended to heaven to "make disciples of all nations...
teaching them to obey all I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20) In the same way, I believe Jesus is calling all of his followers to teach the Word as well, including you and me.
That means we should teach his Word to others in Bible studies, in sharing our faith, in prayer, or in raising our children. But the Bible also says that “some are called to be teachers” (Ephesians 4:11). And I believe that God has indeed called me specifically to be a teacher of His Word as a ministry.
There is power in the name of Jesus that isn't found anywhere else in this world. And this power transforms lives.
We live in a broken world, where inequality, injustice, and pain run rampant. But what can we do? How can we make a difference? When we give of our time and resources, spreading God’s kindness and love, we can show His hope to the world around us—helping create a little bit of Heaven on earth.
Jesus set an example for us to follow.
After washing His disciples' feet — an act of love, humility, and service — He encourages us to follow His lead and serve one another.
"I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you," Jesus says.
Jesus, the Son of God, the Most High King, never placed himself in a position above others. He led by serving, and He loved by serving. He washed feet. He fed thousands. He walked to visit and heal the sick and dead. He spent time with those no one else cared to spend time with. Jesus lived a life of humility.
Jesus showed us that serving others and humility go hand in hand.