The Weapons of Righteousness

With the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left.– 2 Corinthians 6:7 There are weapons of righteousness for each of our hands. The phrase, “weapons of righteousness,” sometimes translated as, “armor of righteousness,” has been interpreted many ways, from the plausible to the ludicrous. These weapons are often linked to our […]

The 5 Emotional Stages of a VBS Volunteer

It is that time of year again. Excited teams of Vacation Bible School volunteers are lining up to put on a meaningful week of ministry for kids. What many do not realize is, like the five stages of grief, there are emotional stages to working VBS, and we do not want you to be caught […]

When Pressing on Means Giving Up

I could hear the voices whispering, “Persevere, Don’t give up, You need to press on.” The only problem was I was fairly certain these were the voices of the enemy. I was torn because persistence is something to honor. A sense of despondency and joy burned within me at the thought of giving up several […]

Our Quiet Times Are Rarely As They Appear

Reblogged from The Fight of Faith If someone were to walk by, they would see a man at rest on the Lord’s day. He is sitting on the front porch soaking up the sun on a beautiful spring day. The birds are singing, and a pleasant breeze is blowing. His posture is relaxed, and in […]

3 Reasons Palm Sunday is Important

Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed behind cried out, saying; Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the Highest! Matt. 21:9 Why is Palm Sunday important? When we celebrate the Triumphal Entry, we are celebrating a monumental occasion. As we see Jesus ride […]

It Could All Fall Apart, and That’s Ok

Originally posted at The Fight of Faith Blog There is something about me that always wants to be in control. If I am sick, I want to outlearn the disease and overcome it. If relationships start to fail, I want to be able to charm them back to life. We all want to be in control. […]

The Fight of Faith

We will face dark and desperate times in this life, but it is during these times that something else begins to happen in the heart of the Christian. The following is from The Fight of Faith Blog. The sky has turned dark. It has not always been this way, but now it is frightening. Not […]

There is Grain in Egypt (Sermon)

This sermon looks at the story of Joseph’s brothers who came to buy grain from him in Genesis 42. Like the brothers, even when it seems all things are against us, we must remember that there is grain in Egypt. The audio file for this sermon can be downloaded here. It is also available in […]

Holiness: Seeking the Savior’s Likeness

I am currently teaching through a class on holiness. You can see the class calendar above. If you are interested in listening in each week, the class audio will be posted at the link below. Bethel Grace Baptist Church – Holiness Seeking the Savior’s Likeness. God bless, Doug