Vision (Part 2)

Vision (Part 2)

As odd as this may sound to some of you, I think that a fully functioning vision must consider three things: (1) what is happening right now, (2) what can we be/do with God’s help,... Read More »
The Life-Changing Wisdom of the Bible

The Life-Changing Wisdom of the Bible

Here at RBC Ministries our mission is to make the life-changing wisdom of the Bible accessible and understandable to all. This drives all that we do. We strive to make sure that we are... Read More »
The Pastor’s Extended Family

The Pastor’s Extended Family

In my 20+ years of pastoral ministry, I was blessed to have seasons of ministry in which members of my extended family were part of my congregations. This is a rich privilege, but not... Read More »
If I Could Do My Ministry Over Again . . . (Part Three)

If I Could Do My Ministry Over Again . . . (Part Three)

Reflecting on 54 years of ministry, I have shared what I would change and what inspires me—Psalm 78. Let’s take a closer look at that psalm. Psalm 78:1-4— Asaph expresses an... Read More »
If I Could Do My Ministry Over Again . . . (Part One)

If I Could Do My Ministry Over Again . . . (Part One)

I’m at the 54-year mile marker in ministry—the season of reflection. At this point in my life, I resonate with the poem by Jorge Luis Borges. Instants If I could live again my... Read More »
THE LEGACIES OF TIME

THE LEGACIES OF TIME

Youth is full of sport; Age’s breathe is short. —SHAKESPEARE Warm-up: 2 Corinthians 4:16–18 Off to the south of Idaho there’s a range of mountains known as The Owyhees, so... Read More »
The Work of Our Hands, part 1

The Work of Our Hands, part 1

Life is a vapor, but that is long enough to do the right thing. —RICHARD SWENSEN Warm-up: Psalm 90:1–17 The brevity and flimsiness of life have inspired numerous metaphors... Read More »
The Majesty of Meekness

The Majesty of Meekness

[The Lord] knows the true nature of things; he knows that moderation, not a fierce defense, beats back a fierce attack. —JOHN CHRYSOSTOM Warm-up: Romans 12:9–20 Meekness is... Read More »
The Old Tree

The Old Tree

Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea and they went into the Desert of Shur. For three days they traveled in the desert without finding water. When they came to Marah, they could... Read More »

THE VALUE OF NUMBERING OUR DAYS

Text: Isaiah 38 Introduction: If you knew you had 15 years yet to live, how would you spend those years? Would you travel to Hawaii for a vacation or go to Scotland and trace your... Read More »
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