Pastor Tim’s Articles

Pastor Tim’s Articles

At Any Cost, Down Any Road, All for the Love of the Savior

The preeminence of Jesus Christ and His Word defines who we are. But nearly everyone in Christendom says this. So let’s identify a distinguishing element that may give you a better idea of what we mean when we say this. We are a fellowship of believers encouraging one another not to draw lines in our lives across which Jesus Christ our Lord may not come. We want to be His to command in every area of life. We greatly admire…

Why the Church Has Lost Its Power in America

Elijah thought he was alone in his day, serving God with his whole heart. He thought the spiritual battle was lost for his generation and just wanted to quit after all his wonderful efforts to love God and stand alone for Him. However, he was not alone, and God was not finishing using him (see I Kings 19). We have been called to serve Christ in just such a desperate day. America has lost so many of its distinctively biblical…

How to Rebuild What Sin Has Ruined

What are we to do when faced with the tremendous movement of our culture away from biblical values and behaviors and with the rise of the mixed church in America? The strategy which Nehemiah followed to bring revival to his nation provides us with a clear illustration of how to respond in such a day as ours. His story begins about 140 years after the ruin of Jerusalem and the scattering of Israel’s families because of their apostasy and sin.…

Why Christians Without a Church Family Have Less Fruit

I. THEY ARE TRYING TO OPERATE OUTSIDE OF GOD’S DESIGN. The failure of the mixed church has led many godly families to be estranged from their church or to give up trying to be a part of a local body. If this continues for some time, the consequences are often severe and begin to become evident in the lives of the children. “For the body is not one member, but many…and the eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I have no…

The Importance of a Courtship Spirit in Our Young People

Our young people minister locally, all over the country, and, quite often, in other parts of the world. They do this with other young people and outside the structure and protection of their parents. We have only been able to do this without moral issues and failures because we ask them to have a “courtship spirit.” WHAT IS A COMMITMENT TO COURTSHIP? IT IS A COMMITMENT TO DO THE WILL OF GOD IN REGARD TO THE OPPOSITE GENDER. Courtship, as…

The Pursuit of Excellence for Christ

“Finally then, brethren, we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus that, as you received from us instruction as to how you ought to walk and please God (just as you actually do walk), that you may excel still more.” – I Thessalonians 4:1 If a person has a biblical worldview, then he has an adequate basis for the pursuit of excellence in life. He can define excellence and measure his progress toward it and clarify what is required…