Monthly Teaching Letter Archives

WISE MEN STILL SEEK HIM

 Dear Friends,     May this poem bring you Christmas blessings! “The Wise Man” was written by my wife, Kristen, and is printed in a booklet called Poems of a Pilgrim which contains 52 of her poems.  If you are interested … Continue reading

STATE OF THE MINISTRY

November, 2008   Dear Friends,     My advisory team and friends encourage me to do this report on an annual basis. It gives an overall view of the ministry and some new venues the Lord is calling us into. I'll list … Continue reading

GENESIS 23-24:1-4, GOD’S PEOPLE LIVE BY FAITH IN THE PROMISES OF GOD WHEN FACING THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE!

  Dear Friends, "Sarah lived to be a hundred and twenty-seven years old.  She died at Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went to mourn for Sarah and to weep over her. Then Abraham … Continue reading

GENESIS 22, GOD TESTS US TO BURN OUT THE FALSE AND FLEETING VALUES AND REVEAL THE TRUE AND ETERNAL VALUES TO US AND OTHERS!

  Dear Friends, This great show of faith and obedience is so radical that it is generally disregarded as having any relevance or application to our lives. But our Lord Jesus calls us to radical obedience today if we are … Continue reading

GENESIS 17, NEW NAMES, NEW FAITH, NEW BEGINNINGS, NEW JOY!

Dear Friends, After Abraham and Sarah lost their patience and "used" Hagar to bring forth a child there is a thirteen year period before God appeared to Abraham again. But here God reaffirmed His covenant with him and then gave … Continue reading

GENESIS 16, I WAITED PATIENTLY FOR THE LORD TO HELP ME, AND HE TURNED TO ME AND HEARD MY CRY

Psalm 40:1   Dear Friends,         “Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian maidservant named Hagar; so she said to Abram, "The LORD has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my maidservant.”  … Continue reading

ON THAT DAY THE LORD MADE (RATIFIED) A COVENANT WITH ABRAM

Dear Friends,    Since Abraham was trustworthy in dealing with worldly wealth (see 14:22-23 and Luke 16:11) God gave Him spiritual blessings. “After this, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: (v.1) Later,  when the Israelites complained … Continue reading

GENESIS 15, ON THAT DAY THE LORD MADE (RATIFIED) A COVENANT WITH ABRAM

  Dear Friends, Since Abraham was trustworthy in dealing with worldly wealth (see 14:22-23 and Luke 16:11) God gave Him spiritual blessings. "After this, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: (v.1) Later, when the Israelites … Continue reading

GENESIS 12-13, FROM FAITH TO FEAR AND SCHEMING – THE HERO OF FAITH STUMBLES BUT RETURNS TO FAITH

GENESIS 12:10-13:18  Dear Friends, "There was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt." There is no indication here that Abram (Abraham) sought the Lord's help or guidance in this trial but stumbled in trusting God and … Continue reading

GENESIS 12:1-9, WHO ARE YOU, LORD? WHAT SHALL I DO, LORD?

WHO ARE YOU, LORD?  WHAT SHALL I DO, LORD?  BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING    GENESIS 12:1-9 Dear Friends,    "The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will … Continue reading

GENESIS 10-11, THE TOWER OF BABEL

The Tower Of Babel God confuses and scatters the proud and disobedient who reject his commandGenesis 10-11:1-9  Dear Friends,    "Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make … Continue reading

GENESIS 6-8, GET IN THE ARK A FLOOD IS COMING!

Genesis 6-8 "Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, … Continue reading