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In the areas of ministry, Jr. Church has become a primary function of the modern church. As such, however, it is typically not treated as a primary area of ministry. In this series of lessons we will look at different methods and techniques to help a small or medium church build a solid Jr. Church.

The history and purpose of the Jr. Church

In times past there was not much of a need for a Jr. Church. Families came to church together, worshiped together and fellowshipped together. In the late 60’s however, churches began to see a great falling away where families stopped coming to church.

In the process of building the mega churches in the 70’s there arose a drive to have a separate church service to reach inner city kids of whom the regular method of visitation and outreach was missing. Single parenthood was also on the rise with a desire to have the kids pacified in a safe space so that the single parent could work or rest.

Jr. Churches have and are being used today as a way to reach kids for Christ, as an organized baby sitting service, a preparatory for the sanctuary and a method of entertainment of children. Over the years there has a formalization of the outreach. Bus conferences, held by mega churches bragging on the numbers of the thousands of kids that came to church are packaging their methods for churches looking for ministry outlet. I must say that, in my opinion, loosing focus on what the Jr. Church should be used for.

It’s not about the numbers

Trying to measure Jr. Church by the number of kids that come is simple vanity. The only 3 numbers that should matter is how many kids get saved, how many grow spiritually and how many are prepared to enter into the sanctuary service.  

To look properly at what a Jr. Church should be, we need to first identify what it is not. It is not a baby sitting service. So many “old school” pastors I have met through the years look at Jr. Church as an “inconvenient necessity” as a place to send the kids so they don’t interfere or disturb the sanctuary. As such they do not invest the resources necessary to property utilize the potential that Jr. Church has.

Jr. Church is an opportunity to see children saved for Christ and disciple to prepare children for a sanctuary service. As this everything that is done should be done in a way that will honor the Lord, containing all the major elements of the sanctuary service; but geared toward their age. As such there is an element of responsibility to make sure that the fundamentals of the faith are established; so that when the child enters the sanctuary service, they are ready.

Jr. Church Leadership

The Jr. Church is there to help prepare children for the sanctuary service. It carries a huge weight and burden to build and maintain the activities of the children and…

Jr Church Workers

Depending on the size of your Jr. Church you are going to need workers or helpers. These helpers should be volunteers that feel that God could use them in the…

Training the Fundamentals

Cycled Learning Cycled learning is a pre-established series of lessons and/or sermons meant to cover and recover the fundamentals of the faith and obedience. This can be done, over the…

Ages and Stages

The ages for Jr. Church is a very important consideration as it will have an impact on the effectiveness of the program. This is also where many Churches suffer because…

The Diversity of Kids

Children are pliable, moldable vessels. The messages directed to them must be mindful that they can be easily influenced. It is important when preparing messages and when interacting to note…

Jr. Church Set-up

As much as possible the Jr. Church should set-up to resemble the sanctuary service. This includes all the main furniture. Chairs Chairs should be set-up to accomplish 2 main things…

Jr. Church Music

With the proper mindset of the Jr. Church, as a way to prepare a child for the Sanctuary service; music should reflect that preparation. Depending on the ages of the…

When looking to achieve greater understanding a good Bible student must learn how to learn. This is a series of lessons and examples to help understand the different methods of Bible study. With these techniques you can dig into the Bible to unlock your knowledge and understanding; to truly Experience the Scriptures!

An Introduction to Methods of Bible Study

The Mindset

The message of the methods of Bible Study is more than technique, but a will. The will to read and experience the scriptures is something that, if allowed, will bless the believer in the way that God intended. The fact of simply reading and studying the scriptures provides both a blessing and a promise from the scriptures of multiplying grace and peace in our lives.

2 Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

The Bible contains all things we need to know that pertains to life and Godliness.

The Methods of Bible Study

The Message

The Need of Bible Study

The need of Bible study is perhaps more relevant today than ever before. Much of this is because the day and time we live in. One of the things I have seen working for and in ministry these 20 years is that there are so many “spiritually intended” people, but not many “scripturally minded” people. Let look at few verses that bring this to light:

2 Timothy 3:7  Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

In the last days which we live in we see a group of people, made up of Christians and the lost, that are always interested in going to Church, going to a revival, going to a “Christian” concert, going to Bible study and even taking bible courses; but never growing spiritually or gaining knowledge of the truth.

This lack of growth has stunted the spiritual fruit of churches across America and abroad. While there are many churches that report large numbers of people getting saved, most of these same churches report low numbers for baptism and discipleship with retention numbers at an all time low.

Teachers having eatching ears.

Part of this movement is those who desire to (pardon the reference): “share their collective ignorance”. Home churches with co-leaders who mock the order of the new testament church, open themselves and their followers to false doctrine with no foundational path. This verse so greatly identifies this:

1 Timothy 1:7  Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.

Naturally this is facilitated by those who look for people to teach to them, rather than to preach to them. Home Churches, non-denominational churches and houses of fellowship that work hard to avoid sound doctrine as to not “offend”; will attract these that are looking to feel better about their choices.

To hedge his influence, satan has flooded society with false and absent doctrine so that if, by chance, one of these assemblies should begin to preach sound doctrine… there are many others that can hop over to.

2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

Conclusion

As we delve into different methods of Bible study it is important not to set aside the need for diligent, regular reading of the scriptures to establish a *contextual path. They are both equally important. Additionally it is important to have the right heart for study. To approach study for any other purpose other than to have a better knowledge and relationship with God should be clearly examined.

1 Corinthians 8:1 Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.

2 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.

3 But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

*Contextual path: Having a foundation of information to reference when studying and learning; building on knowledge previously learned. Example: Someone learning math must master different levels to achieve the next. A student seeking to learn trigonometry must have a contextual path of addition, subtraction, multiplying, dividing and elements of algebra in order to have the resource info necessary to have understanding.  

Part of greater understanding is within the contextual path that is developed through reading the Bible. Simply to study will only provide you with fragmented facts, reading provides context to the facts for understanding.

 

 

 

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Ice Relay

Suitable for kids of all ages!   Supplies Needed Giant Ice cubes Preparation Even out your sides and arrange your children where they sit 2 in a seat with no empty…

Dress Up Relay

Suitable for grades 1-6 Dress Up Relay  Supplies Needed • Old T-shirts or other articles of clothing • 2 baskets or laundry hampers Set Up Write sections of the memory…

Scavenger Hunt

Suitable for kids of all ages!     Supplies Needed Scavenger hunt lists Prizes Preparation Make scavenger hunt checklists for the children. Some ideas include cow, black truck, red van, person on…

Gossip/Telephone

Suitable for kids of all ages! Gossip/Telephone  Supplies None Needed Gameplay Split class into two teams. Whisper a phrase into the first personsear on each team. Each player must whisper…

Musical Present

Suitable for kids of all ages!  Supplies Toy/Bible or other gift Small Prizes/Candy  Wrapping Paper Tape Music Preparation Wrap the gift as you would a regular present. After the main…

The Corner Game

Suitable for kids of all ages!  The Corner Game Supplies Slips of paper with memory verse   small prizes Rules Give each child a verse paper Choose one child to…

Loud and Soft

Suitable for kids of all ages! Loud and Soft Supplies Small prizes to hide Slips of paper with the memory verse Rules Give every child a memory verse paper then…

Woven In Truth

Suitable for kids of all ages! Supplies Needed 2 Balls of yarn Stopwatch Gameplay The children with the balls of yarn are to find the end, grab ahold of it…

The Quiet Game

Suitable for kids of all ages!  Supplies Needed None Gameplay Instruct the children that whoever goes the longest without making any noise (this includes talking, giggling, whispering…) will recieve a…

Many of the sermons on this page are still in outline format as they were preached. I am reworking them over time to be more of a readable study or lesson. For some they can be and idea or perspective in which to look at a subject or passage.


Sweet Hour Of Prayer

William Walford was blind, but this did not make him worthless.  Called on to preach from time to time in a rural English church, he composed sermons in his head…

How Great Thou Art

Psalm 149:1 Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints. The history of the hymn How Great Thou Art…

Songs Of The Gospel

1 Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that…

Rescue The Perishing

I recall my 2nd suicide and following interviews.  A woman in her late 40’s who was dealing with relational problems.  Many of her neighbors knew she was having trouble, people…

Many of the sermons on this page are still in outline format as they were preached. I am reworking them over time to be more of a readable study or lesson. For some they can be and idea or perspective in which to look at a subject or passage.


Welcome to the basic teaching through the Dispensations.

The teaching of dispensations is not anything new, in fact it has been a fundamental truth of study since the days the bible was pinned down. The study of dispensations is simply: the study of how God dispensed truth through the ages. For bible believers it is simply how to “rightly divide the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15)

Right Divisions

When the bible says “rightly dividing” we can identify 2 main truths.

  1. There are divisions in the bible.

The divisions in the bible can be observed by time periods, events, Judges, Kings, testaments, covenants, ages, nationalities and more. Learning where these divisions are and why, can help us discern truth and have a better understanding of the word.

  1. It can be wrongly divided.

When the word of God is wrongfully divided you end up with the many different religions and misunderstandings that we see so prevalent today. When people do not put scripture in the proper context, allowing the Bible to identify it’s position, you will end up with biblical heresy. When you hold to it to a point of understanding, and you begin to teach it; you now have false doctrine.

The Bible

“For a lie to be believed, it must contain an element of truth” ~ Pastor James Coffman

There are many different bibles that are in circulation today, in fact, too many to list. This is the challenge I had when I first received Christ. I figured if there was one God and one gospel then there must be just one bible. The church I received Christ in (Little River Baptist Church in Spring Lake, North Carolina) said that the King James Bible was the word of God however, I was not content with just accepting what the preacher said… I needed to prove it.

My studies brought me to this conclusion: there are not hundreds of bible versions… there are only 2; the King James Bible and all the others. Careful comparisons and research into the origins and authors of these “modern versions” should greatly concern someone who truly desires to know that they have the, and are learning from, the truth. (see articles on bible comparisons and videos)

It is because of my personal convictions that all scripture references in my material are without excuse from the King James Bible. If you are wanting to properly and “rightly” divide the word of truth… you should start with the word of truth.

The Chart

This is a basic teaching of dispensations and not an exhaustive examination of the scriptures. It is meant to provide a basic structure for the bible student, as a foundation, to learn and study upon. My chart examines 18 divisions identified by the chart below.

Divisions of Study

  1. Sin and the Fall of Man
  2. Noah
  3. Tower of Babel
  4. Abraham
  5. Moses
  6. Moses and the Law
  7. Life of Christ
  8. Acts and the Transition
  9. The Church
  10. Rapture
  11. Judgement Seat
  12. Marriage Supper
  13. The Great Tribulation
  14. 2nd Coming
  15. The Millennial Kingdom
  16. Battle of Gog and Magog
  17. Great White Throne Judgement

See also the Overview of Revelation study

#2 – Noah

As we see the further effects of sin we need to start to view the chart and our textual evidence in the light of God beginning to use events with…

#4 – Abraham

To understand the importance of Abraham to our chart and doctrine we need to look at 2 key words: “unto himself” Old Testament Deuteronomy 29:13 That he may establish thee…

#6 – Types of Laws

The Old Testament Law is there to establish that all have sinned and come short… Even more than that they (the law) gives order to chaos. Remember that when Israel…

#9 – The Church

Very little commentary is needed to explain the purpose and function of the Church. Paul in nearly every letter pinned down the purpose and practice to those who would belong…

#10 – The Rapture

At this point in your studies you might be asking yourself  “Why are there so many different beliefs, teachings and understanding about the rapture, the tribulation and the 2nd coming…

#13 – The Great Tribulation

Revelation chapters 6:1 to 19:21 The tribulation known by a few different terms: The tribulation The Great Tribulation Daniel’s 70th week Jacobs trouble This period on our timeline is perhaps,…

These are either random thoughts that were laid on my heart or specific topics that I researched and expounded on. Many of these are naturally opinionated from my point of view.


Passive Progressive

There is a movement that has been taking place since the 80’s that has been allowed to propagate by Christians. This movement of “passiveness” has become a major doctrinal departure…

Boldly Go

In the ‘60’s, a TV show set out to provide a mindset of exploration and adventure being pitched as “the wagon train to the stars”. Gene Roddenberry sought to provide…

Tips for a Clutter Free Home

As homes and apartments continue to be built for our ever-growing population, the challenge of space management seems to take center stage. These homes and apartments get smaller and smaller…

Alien Baptism

While not a name commonly used in fundamental circles, occasionally the topic of church membership comes into play, and the term Alien Baptism is used to determine a position on…

Who are the Sons of God?

Much speculation surrounds the question of Who are the Sons of God. Many different views come with Greek and Hebrew tags as authors attempt to explain their theories. I prefer…

The Gospel Defined

Ephesians 6:19  And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, What is the…

Stress 2

Isaiah 4:28  Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there…

Stress

1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that…

Picture Perfect

I recently saw a post on Facebook where a teen group took a picture that I’m sure was innocent in nature… but the final effect, not so much. The end…

A Cautious Tale

One of the things that I have noted in the ministry that God has allowed, I have sought to preach, teach and encourage believers to grow in faith and their…

On the side on the Road

Every been driving down the road and noticed someone broken down? What went through your mind? I recall as a youth thinking “I’d hate to be in your shoes” thinking…

Many of the games and lessons on this page are still in outline format as they were presented. We are reworking them over time to be more of a readable study or lesson. For some they can be and idea or perspective in which to look at a subject or passage.


Bus Promotions

Pie In The Eye

Children earn points over a month period toward pies which they then get to throw at their chosen worker. Points are earned by Participation + varying 1 Pie Awarded for…

Bus Games

Spoon Hockey

  Best suited for grades 2-12 Supplies needed Fishing line 2 pieces of scrap fabric Plastic spoon for each child Wiffle ball or other ball with hole through it Preparation…

Toilet Paper Mummy

Suitable for kids of all ages! Supplies Needed 2 Rolls of toilet paper Gameplay Choose one child to be a model and one to be a stylist from each side…

Day At The Beach

Suitable for kids of all ages!  Supplies Needed 2 Beach bags 2 Sunblock bottles 2 Water bottles 2 Beach towels 2 pair of sunglasses Or any other pairs of objects…

Where’s My Shoe?

Suitable for kids of all ages! Supplies Needed None Preparation None Gameplay Divide the bus into two teams. Have each rider give you one of their shoes then give each…

Cup Shuffle

Supplies Needed 40 Plastic Cups (or any even number) Permanant Marker Setup Divide the cups into two even stacks. Draw a bold line around one cup from each stack and…

Bring Me…

Suitable for kids of all ages! Supplies Needed None Preparation None Gameplay Divide the bus into two teams. Call out an item (the stranger the better) the first team to…

Bible Trivia

Suitable for kids of all ages!  Bible Trivia makes a great activity, time filler or tiebreaker. You can use any questions but I recommend varying the difficulty. Questions Q. Who…

Scavenger Hunt

Suitable for kids of all ages!     Supplies Needed Scavenger hunt lists Prizes Preparation Make scavenger hunt checklists for the children. Some ideas include cow, black truck, red van, person on…

Woven In Truth

Suitable for kids of all ages! Supplies Needed 2 Balls of yarn Stopwatch Gameplay The children with the balls of yarn are to find the end, grab ahold of it…

 

I have always been a storyteller at heart, especially when preaching. I believe that part of a good sermon is when you can “experience” the message and make it a part of your life, motivating you to be a better Christian. The Bible presents many different people from different backgrounds and different walks of life; when we experience the scriptures from their eyes and perspective it helps us to relate to their situation… and ours.

Many of the sermons on this page are still in outline format as they were preached. I am reworking them over time to be more of a readable study or lesson. For some they can be and idea or perspective in which to look at a subject or passage.


The Pattern

Hebrews 9:23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. The…

Calvary’s Tree

An event that is the culmination of God’s plan is that of Jesus Christ giving His life on Calvary’s cross for us. This fundamental truth is one of the two…

The Power of God

Romans 1:16  For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first,…

Anger

Proverbs 27:3 A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool’s wrath is heavier than them both. 4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is…

Collateral Damage

Jonah 1:1 Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, 2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their…

Feasting on the Word

Proverbs 27:7  The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet. There are many that come to church today and are no longer…

Passive Progressive

There is a movement that has been taking place since the 80’s that has been allowed to propagate by Christians. This movement of “passiveness” has become a major doctrinal departure…

Boldly Go

In the ‘60’s, a TV show set out to provide a mindset of exploration and adventure being pitched as “the wagon train to the stars”. Gene Roddenberry sought to provide…

Redeeming the time

Colossians 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Everyone has 24 hours a day. It does not matter if you are the Prince, the Pauper…

Certain Man

This sermon utilizes the telling of the “good Samaritan” emphasizing the phrase certain ________. By analyzing each of the characters identified in this parable the listener will be asked to…

Cup of Sin

This Lesson is a great illustration of how God placed sin into a cup that Jesus bore for us. It also has an visual that shows that by what Jesus…

Tower

Pr 18:10     The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth   into it, and is safe. 1. There are many unstable things today. A job The car…

Jesus Marveled

As Christians learn more about Jesus you learn what He likes and dis-likes; what makes Him happy and Sad. To have a better understanding about Jesus we need to look…

Enoch

Ge 5:18    And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch: 19    And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and…

Deacon

When discussing the need and requirements for a local church Deacon it is a serious matter, one that should be made with humility and sobriety. The decan is a help…

Living Life In The Mirrors

Everyone put their hands up like you’re driving, now check your mirrors, signal your change and let’s begin. Living your life in the mirrors. Ever complain about someone who was…

Who are the Sons of God?

Much speculation surrounds the question of Who are the Sons of God. Many different views come with Greek and Hebrew tags as authors attempt to explain their theories. I prefer…

The Gospel Defined

Ephesians 6:19  And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, What is the…

Stress 2

Isaiah 4:28  Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there…

Stress

1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that…

The Good Samaritian

Luke 10:25  And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 26 He said unto him, What is written…

Why?

Dealing with a difficult question: One that is ask many different times for many different reasons… Sometime we ask a question to tempt: Matthew 22:35 Then one of them, which…

Psalm 23

1.   Ps 23:1      The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. a. The Lord is my… The writer here is David. David is one of God’s people. My is…

My Secret Place

My secret place Last week we looked at how we must begin to know Jesus more personally.  We looked at many different emotions that Jesus felt so we can understand…

Memorial Day

Psalm 19:7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. 1. Memorial day. a. On Memorial day…

Live Or Die

1. God deals with people differently. a. As children. 1Pe 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: b. As learned Christians…

Temptation

1Jo 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father,…

Church Etiquette

Preached by Chaplain Rick Brewer 9-18-13 1 Timothy 3:14 These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly [15] But if I tarry long, that thou mayest…

The Tea Bag Sermon

Sermon preached by Chaplain Rick Brewer 07-10-13 This sermon uses a visual illustration of a tea bag. You will need: A Tea Bag, Plate, Glass of water, Lighter, something to…

Rescue The Perishing

I recall my 2nd suicide and following interviews.  A woman in her late 40’s who was dealing with relational problems.  Many of her neighbors knew she was having trouble, people…

Songs Of The Gospel

1 Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that…

Storms

Mark 6:34-44 And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began…

The Message

 We live in a time where there is so much going on that it gets so hard to hear that “still small voice…” Events in our life come and go,…

Addicted

Addiction: being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming . I have an Addiction One that I have dealt with for a several years…

Bethesda

John 5:1 After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which…

Answer Every Man

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. How do I learn the answer? First, we…

Thirty Pieces Of Silver

The disciples had a unique benefit as the got to witness the miracles Jesus performed and literally walk in His footsteps. They watched as Jesus: Changing water to wine Witnessing…

4th of July

Introduction  Many of us listened and watched the fireworks display last night. For many Americans, they fire off these explosives with little or no thought of why they are doing…

Guilt by Association

Sermon Preached by Chaplain Rick Brewer 8-7-13 Proverbs 22:1 A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold. Oft times…

Can you hear me now?

sermon preached by Chaplain rick Brewer 08-21-13 John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 1. What does the voice of God… sound…

Once Upon A Time

The way we have told stories to our children for generations. Society today though… has never left the story. •They still think that everybody plays fair. •You should always get…

Methods Of Bible Study

2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may…

How Great Thou Art

Psalm 149:1 Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints. The history of the hymn How Great Thou Art…

Setting The Ensample

1 Thessalonians 1:1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you,…

Sweet Hour Of Prayer

William Walford was blind, but this did not make him worthless.  Called on to preach from time to time in a rural English church, he composed sermons in his head…

Stand In The Gap

Ezekiel 22:23 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 24 Son of man, say unto her, Thou art the land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon…

An Excellent Spirit

Proverbs 17:27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. 28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted…

Making A Difference

Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 22 And of some have compassion, making a difference:…

The Other Son

This is a quick lesson done by Lance Brewer Luke 15:11-32 The Story of the prodigal Son is a well known story.. And rightly so. It speaks of a young…

As a father of 3 it goes without saying that God has showed me a few things, sometimes even through our children. My wife has been a helpmeet for nearly 30 years. As a Chaplain I witnessed, first hand, the struggles that parents go through… especially when not doing it “God’s way”. The results of the choices, many times, are reflected in our children; so choose wisely.

Many of the sermons on this page are still in outline format as they were preached or taught. I am reworking them over time to be more of a readable study or lesson. For some they can be and idea or perspective in which to look at a subject or passage.


Tips for a Clutter Free Home

As homes and apartments continue to be built for our ever-growing population, the challenge of space management seems to take center stage. These homes and apartments get smaller and smaller…

Feasting on the Word

Proverbs 27:7  The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet. There are many that come to church today and are no longer…