4 Ingredients of Effective Biblical Leadership

Leadership Meeting Teaching Outline

Serving God is a great privilege and a heavy responsibility.  These four simple ingredients will lift your ministry effectiveness to new heights.

This outline was recently taught at our monthly Leadership Meeting for all ministry workers and helpers.  I pray it will be a blessing to you as well.

1. Preparation

Preparation is vital to success. The servant of God must have time to prepare His mind, heart, and material.  Build preparation time into your schedule.

  • Preparation of Schedule
  • Preparation of Walking with God
  • Preparation of a Holy Life
  • Preparation of Hard Work
  • Preparation of Bible Material

2 Timothy 2:21  “If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.”

Don’t get swept up in the craziness of life.  You will need to purge some things from your life in order to (more…)

Ministry – Full Speed Ahead

Ministry Update

Life and ministry have been busy this Spring. We are moving fast and getting a lot done for Jesus. Full Speed ahead!

In the whirlwind of ministry, I haven’t been posting on my usual schedule. I plan to return to the Tuesday / Friday Schedule next week.


Since our last post, we have accomplished much for the Lord.

  • Preached at New England Baptist College in Southington, CT.
  • Sang at the Men’s Conference at Heritage Baptist Church in Wallingford, CT.
  • Helped host the Spring Save New England Conference at Victory Baptist Church in Winthrop, ME.
  • Taught and preached at the Spring Save New England Conference.
  • Edited and printed the first issue of Save New England Magazine.
  • Lead our Spring Program efforts at Curtis Corner Baptist Church.
  • Followed God’s leading as He opened a miraculous door to put a deposit on 3 acres of prime land next to the Church.
  • Spread the good news of the Gospel.
  • Accomplished a lot of Pastor stuff, Husband stuff, and Dad stuff.  Lol.
  • Been blessed above measure!

God is moving mightily in Rhode Island and across New England.  I’m glad that we serve a living Saviour Who is still saving souls, changing lives, and glorifying Himself.  I am thankful He allows me to serve Him!  What a life!

What is God doing in your life?  Leave a comment below as a testimony praising our Almighty Father.

4 Undeniable Reasons to Spread the Gospel

What motivates people to go soulwinning at home and give to missions around the world?  Here are 4 Undeniable Reasons to Spread the Gospel.

Four Undeniable Reasons to Spread the Gospel

Obedience

God commanded us to preach the Gospel to every creature.  We must obey.  God is the Master.  We are the servants.  God set the mission, told us how to accomplish it, and provided what we need to comply.

Will you obey?  If God calls you to go to the mission field, you must go.  God commanded you to give for others to go so you must give.  God commands you to tell people about Jesus in your world so you must go soulwinning.  The only alternative to the Great Commission is disobedience to God.

Luke 6:46   “And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?”

Don’t call Jesus Lord if you won’t obey Him.

John 14:15   “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”

Don’t tell God you love Him if you will not obey Him.

God has given you the freedom choose Him or reject Him.  You accepted Him as your Savior.  Now you must accept Him as your Lord by doing what He says.  You accepted His love for you.  Now you must give your love to Him by obedience.

Faith

Romans 4:20   He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

True faith moves you to action. Believe God and obey His Word!

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Blessed Assurance – 25 Biblical Reasons You Can’t Lose Salvation

The Doctrine of Eternal Security

It is a wonderful thing to be a Christian!  I’m so glad that I have come to saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and placed my faith in Him for the forgiveness of sin and the salvation of my soul!  The Bible warns us repeatedly that satan would try to infiltrate the church through false doctrine and foolish heresies.  We must be on guard.

Blessed Assurance - Eternal Security

Christianity is being polluted and diluted by many unbiblical ideas.  False Doctrine is infiltrating Christianity at an alarming rate.  False Teachers and unbiblical philosophies are being accepted by many.  Some groups that were considered cults from their beginning have now been included into “Christianity”.  Every doctrine and idea must be compared to Scripture.  It is our sole authority for faith and practice.

One of the oldest false doctrines is the idea that once you are saved by faith in Jesus, you can be unsaved; once you are forgiven, you can be unforgiven.  It teaches that you are not secure in salvation until you reach Heaven.  This false doctrine causes a lot of damage to the cause of Christ.  The Bible teaches us God wants us to know that we have eternal life.

What about the verses that make it sound like you can lose your salvation?  There are some and these should be studied thoroughly.  There are great gems of truth in these verses once studied that will help you.  However, after years of study I do not know of one verse in Scripture that teaches the loss of salvation.  One of the laws of Bible study is that you don’t use an obscure verse to override an obvious verse.  If you ever have been saved, you always will be saved.  You didn’t save yourself and you can’t lose yourself.   The question is have you been truly born again?  Only you and God know for sure.

The security of the believer is a wonderful truth.  It is not a license to sin, but an overwhelming reason to live for God. You can live in confidence knowing that you are saved and spend your life telling others about your wonderful Savior.

Here are 25 Biblical reasons you can’t lose your salvation:

The Bible Says you can KNOW that you have eternal life.

1 John 5:13  These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

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Update from our Mayo Clinic trip

mayo-clinic-frontWe made it safely back from the Mayo Clinic this past Wednesday, September 3. My wife and I want to thank each of you who prayed for our family. The Lord really answered prayers.  Although there is no way to convey all that God did for us on this trip, the following are a few things we would like to share with you.

When we made the appointment, the Clinic told us to expect to be there from 3 to 10 days. Many people are done in 3 days and most are done in 5 days. During our first appointment the doctor realized what we already knew – that Sarah’s situation was very complicated and if we wanted to get some real answers it would take longer than they first thought.  We decided that we would just take it day by day and see what the Lord would do.  As the days passed, it became clear that we needed to be there longer.  Although we could have stayed longer with doctors wanting to schedule more appointments, we decided to leave after three weeks.  We felt that most of the important appointments were done and that the other appointments could be done in Rhode Island.  We needed to come home.

Each day brought new tests and doctor appointments.  (more…)