Friday Morning Prayer

Come, thou Fount of every blessing,
tune my heart to sing thy grace;
streams of mercy, never ceasing,
call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,
mount of thy redeeming love.[1]

“Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.”[2] ___________________________

Fellow Sojourners,

How necessary I spend time with God!… Read More


Friday Morning Prayer

’Tis my happiness below
Not to live without the cross;
But the Savior’s pow’r to know
Sanctifying every loss.

Trials must and will befall;
But with humble faith to see
Love inscribed upon them all—
This is happiness to me.[1]

“Consider it pure joy my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.”[2]

“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.”[3] _________________________________

Beloved In Christ,

Trials come in varied, many colored shapes and sizes.… Read More


Words to Live by… 4-17-16

We’re looking, not only at the instructions Jesus gave his disciples, newly designated apostles, but also the impact of that commissioning on us, too. Remember? Everything has to start somewhere. There is no question that these instructions and this commissioning, as well as the impartation of authority and ministry gifting here belongs only to the apostles. Because? Everything has to start somewhere.… Read More


3 Guys Radio! 4-17-16

Tonight, we continue to explore the instructions that Jesus gave to the 12, about how to walk in authority and power, as they ministered the kingdom of heaven throughout the towns and villages of Israel. THERE WAS RISK INVOLVED; RISK OF FAILURE. How many times do we forego opportunity because we are afraid of failing? It is that risk of failure that keeps us on the cutting edge of expressing our faith.… Read More


Words to Live by… 4-10-16

So, what is it that happens when, after the On the Job Training, Jesus turns his disciples loose? He gives them authority to do all the stuff he’d been doing. He’d demonstrated his heart of compassion, so they would understand WHY he did what he did, and he sent them out in pairs, so that they would begin to learn the power of multiplication as well as a fresh perspective.… Read More


3 Guys Radio! 4-10-16

Tonight, we take a long, hard look at the compassion of Jesus, as noted at the end of Matt 9. We look for the differences between what it means to sympathize with a person and what it means to express compassion toward them, as a response to their situation and what’s going on in their life. We also take up the issue of authority, as invested in the 12 in Matt 10, what that looks like, what has to happen for us to receive authority, and then how we go about learning to wield that authority in our culture and our world.… Read More


Friday Morning Prayer

’Tis my happiness below
Not to live without the cross;
But the Savior’s pow’r to know
Sanctifying every loss.

Trials must and will befall;
But with humble faith to see
Love inscribed upon them all—
This is happiness to me.[1]

“Consider it pure joy my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.”[2]

“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.”[3] _________________________________

Beloved In Christ,

Trials come in varied, many colored shapes and sizes.… Read More


Friday Morning Prayer

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suff’ring and shame;
And I love that old cross where the Dearest and Best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.

So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it someday for a crown.… Read More


Words to live By… 3-27-16

WHAT DID THEY DO WITH JESUS? HEY, DID YOU FEEL THAT? WAS THAT AN EARTHQUAKE? WHY ARE ALL THESE SOLDIERS ALL LAID OUT? WHO CARES? GOOD RIDDANCE. SOMEBODY GO TELL JOHN! PETER, TOO! WE DON’T KNOW WHERE JESUS IS! TELL ‘EM!

Can you imagine that scene that Sunday morning? Normally we tend to think of it in pretty quiet and placid terms.… Read More


3 Guys Radio! :)… 4-3-16

Wow! This is a first for the 3 Guys program. After nearly a year, we’ve finally been able to branch out and try a call-in format, for the first time, although using call-in has always been a part of the 3 Guys vision for ministry. Tonight, we spent some time looking at Matt 9, spent good times with friends in answering issues that had arisen for them and got an exciting update from George Runyan on his most recent ministry trip to Cuba.… Read More