Vincent Blanchard is a missionary to areas closed to the gospel. On this podcast he shares some his experiences and his plans to go to "the regions beyond" where no western missionaries have ever been. You can find more out about Missionary Vincent Blanchard here.
Brother Love will be ninety years young this year and has an amazing testimony. For the last thirty years he has been working in Jail ministry. He discusses the blessings and benefits of ministering in the jail.
Brother Matt Furan has served in ministry for over twenty years. He has been both a pastor and missionary to the fields of Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Today on the podcast we talk about some great people of prayer, great preachers, and practical ministry lessons learned along the way. Enjoy!
Dr. Bill Grady is currently working as an evangelist. He is the author of several books: "Final Authority," "Given By Inspiration," "What Hath God Wrought?", "How Satan Turned America Against God," and "Holy Ground, The True Story of the Nation of Israel." You can find him here at Grady Publications.
1. Who loves you more than anyone can and does? How much does He love you, and how did He prove it?
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” (John 3:16, 17)
God loves you so much that He sent His son to die to pay for your sins so that you won’t die (perish in hell) but have everlasting life!
2. What is love?
“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.” (1st John 4:8)
God’s love is supernatural, sacrificial, selfless, and sincere; unmeasurable, unconditional, unending. Our love is hypocritical, Hollywood – like, and humanistic (conditional). God is perfect (Matthew 5:48).
3. When does God love you?
God loves you:
· Before you get (got) saved.
“But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved),” (Ephesians 2: 4 -5)
· When you get (got) saved
“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.” (1st John 3:1)
- God’s love for us is an everlasting love.
“The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” (Jeremiah 31:3)
4. Where does true love come from? What is the source?
· Father! “…Love is of God…” (1st John 4:8b)
· Son (Jesus) “…the love of God is in Christ Jesus…” (Romans 8:39b)
· Holy Ghost (Spirit) “…the love of Gods is shed in our hearts by the Holy Ghost…” (Romans 5:5b)
Note: If you look for love without looking to God first, you will look for love in all the wrong places.
5. Why does God love you even though He knows everything about you?
God loves you:
· Because of who He is. Remember God is love!
Because of who you are. If you are not saved, God wants to save you
1.) Schedule Super Saturdays 2.) Mailing EDDM. 3.) Facebook Adds 4.) Visitation Plans. 5.) New Move In Lists for mailing or visitation. 6.) Easter outreach - mail, Facebook adds. 7.) Ladies Celebration or conference. 8.) Sportsman Dinner.
Mass Mailing, Friend Day, Easter, Super Saturdays
Question - What is an outreach calendar? Question- How do I begin?
- Meditation on Gods leading
- Layout repetitive events first ie Soul-winning and visitation
- plug in large outreach events (two categories, evangelistic or discipleship or mix of both)
- backward plan preparatory events (meetings, publications/ advertising etc)
- look at ways to tie events together
- analyze all ministry evangelistic efforts and needs (ie bus ministry, Sunday school ministry, school programs, Bible institute/college)
Question - What should be on an outreach calendar?
- preparation for events
- any connections?
New Years Resolutions With Dave Cialini:
*** Big picture: Obituary? * What do you want your life to be like in five years? 10 years? What advice would you tell yourself 10 years ago?
* New Years goals about about GROWTH. Success is measured in personal growth. * Pick a winning team and win - who are your top five mentors?
Preparing for another year and a fresh start…
· Setting Goals is about God’s grace and mercy
La 3:22-23 It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
Look back and thank God for His grace in the victory and His mercy in defeat
· Setting Goals is about yieldedness to God
Betty Stam—“Lord, I give up all my plans and purposes, all my own desires and hopes, and accept Thy will for my life. I give myself, my life… utterly to Thee to be Thine forever. Fill me and seal me with Thy Holy Spirit. Use me as thou wilt. Send me where thou wilt. Work out Thy whole will in my life at any cost.”
Sometimes God “redirects” us
Circumstances cause us to refocus our energies into different areas
· Setting Goals is about the Glory of God
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Cor. 10:31)
BE careful of personal ambition
· Setting Goals is about pressing forward
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
“I have not arrived…”
Mark – a visible line
The prize of THE HIGH CALLING—doing what God has called you to do
This is what our goal setting should be wrapped around
· Setting Goals is about Stewardship
1 Corinthians 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
Pr 27:23 ¶ Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.
***What are my flocks?
What is it that God made me the steward?
· Relationship with God (Bible reading/knowledge and prayer)
· Self—if you are not right, you are limited in how you can help others
Body—health, strength, rest
Soul—mind, heart, will
Spirit—relationship with God “Man shall not live by bread alone”
· Ministry—your particular ministry (choir, SS, Youth, Music), witnessing/soulwinning
Ministry is not just about quantity, but quality (deeper/broader)
How can I be a better minister (being vs. doing)
Look at Each role (flock) in life like a checking account…
You get out of something what you put into it.
What’s the balance?
***Be HONEST with your self and determine what is your present reality.
Decide where you want to be. Forecast what you want your life to look like in 6 months…
Decide how to make it happen.
Good friends in the ministry
Great men of the past—EM Bounds, Spurgeon, Moody, Andrew Murray, RA Torrey
Those who love the Lord, yet work under me
Some Helpful Tips:
1.) Read a summary. Watch the author on YouTube or on a podcast. I like to hear the authors voice. So I can hear it when I read. Read chapter titles intro and conclusion. Headings of chapters. Thumb through the book. Find the melody of the book.
2.) Guide Your Eyes With A Pen
3.) Don’t read near the margins.
4.) Don’t say words with your mouth. Chew Gum.
5.) Feel everything picture what is going on.
6.) Take breaks. Read for twenty minutes and water the plants.
7.) Always keep a book with you: physical or on your phone.
8.) The best reading is rereading. C.S. Lewis said he had a hard time reading new books he liked reading once again what he had done before. There are some great books that we should take time and master. Perhaps read once a year.
“Peruse a good book several times and make notes and analyses of it. A student will find that his mental constitution is more affected by one book thoroughly mastered than by twenty books he has merely skimmed. Little learning and much pride comes from hasty reading. Some men are disabled from thinking by their putting meditation away for the sake of much reading. In reading let your motto be ‘much not many’” (Charles Spurgeon, Lectures to My Students).
Pastor Sotomayor is a recently retired police officer and full time pastor. He discusses the challenges of being a police officer and ways that churches and individuals can be a support to law officials.
Pastor Gomez started pastoring at the age of 19 years old. He has a phenomenal life story. Jose has planted three churches and is now working on his fourth plant you can find him here: Facebook Jose Serafin Gomez
Brother Mark Bosje is a veteran missionary. He and his family were missionaries in New Zealand and Thailand. Dr. Bosje teaches missions at Hyles Anderson College and now travels to at least eight foreign fields a year.
Brother Gabe Gonzalez is starting this fall of 2020 the New Testament Baptist Church (CLICK HERE) out of our church, Lighthouse Bible Baptist Church. I believe this episode will be helpful to laymen, pastors, and church planters interested in church planting and a spiritual blessing to all who listen.
David Engesath, Professional Potter turned preacher shares his testimony of how God called him into the ministry while in his fifties. Brother David has a wonderful ministry demonstrating the illustration God uses multiple times in Scripture comparing our life to the Potter (God) moulding the clay (us). One of his main callings in his preaching ministry is to help Christians prepare for the judgement seat of Christ.
You can connect with Evangelist David Engesath by clicking here.
David Cialini and I discuss the life of Dwight L. Moody. Mr. Moody was one of the greatest evangelists of Church history. God used simple uneducated shoe salesman to preach the gospel to over 100 million people in his lifetime. The impact of D.L. Moody shaped Christianity in America and in England.
Today on the podcast Brother Gulshan Lal gives his amazing testimony. Gulshan tells of the "Seeker Conferences" he has been putting on for the past forty years in India and others places. His wife grew up in one of Amy Carmichael's orphanages in India.
You can reach Gulshan Lal here
Dr. Harding has been working full time in God and Country efforts across the nation for over fifteen years. The Lord has called him to help Pastors and God’s people become more educated concerning our Christian Heritage, engaged in our biblical role in government, and encourage others to entreat God's mercy for our embattled nation so the pulpit can remain free to evangelize.
On this episode Dr. Chuck Harding answers questions submitted by the members at Lighthouse Bible Baptist Church.
Click Here to Connect With Chuck Harding
Joel Bierman tells of the call from a great blue collar job to missionary to Germany. Hear lessons learned on the road, the benefits of using vacation time to take missions trips, and some personal insights into discerning God's call.
Click Here to connect with Joel Bierman
Finding Clarity In Your Schedule, Priorities, and Goals
· “To do’s” are not all equal. Schedule / priorities / to do listsWe have more things to do than we can possibly get done. We feel overwhelmed, unclear, unfocused, and we are not sure what is the most important.
· All things that need to be done are not equally important. Here are some questions that might help us cut through the clutter of our to do list:
1.) 80/20 Rule: Farming, stock market, wealth, business’s products, even negative: car accidents… Tasks – what are the 20% of action/activity that produces 80% of the results? Job/ Family / Relationships Who are the 20% of people that bring the most joy into your life? Who are 20% of the people that produce 80% of the results?
What are the 20% of actions/people producing 80% of the negative results?
** If you work harder that does not necessarily mean you will be more productive. You have to work smarter! Ask the 80/20 question.
2.) What Is The One Thing? If you could only do one thing this day/week/month what would it be? What one thing would make the day/week/month easer? What is the “one thing?” What is the one thing in my marriage, with my kids, in my ministry, or in my walk with God?
3.) Two Hours Rule: ** What would you do if you only had two hours to work today?
4.) What Is The Big Why? Helps us to know why we do the hard things that we do.
Big rocks then the small rocks…
Marathon – 40, for my children, self confidence, sense of accomplishment, I can run with Julie, for my kids, for the church family.
5.) Write Your Obituary:
It will be easy to say NO! You say many more “no’s” in life so you can to the big “Yes’s” You can so no when there is a bigger yes burning inside
David Cialini and I discuss the spiritual impact of Spurgeon on the world, the people that influenced him, and the edification his life can be to us as believers today. Most of the information for this podcast was taken from the book: "The Shadow of the Broad Brim" by Richard Day
Professor Greg Haun in 2005 challenged the class to journal I am so glad I took him up on it. ** Presidents, men and women throughout the ages have journaled.
1.) Collect Thoughts: things you are thankful for – count your blessings, write down what you experiencing, what you have been learning lately, how you like or dislike different things.
2.) Work Out Problems. Organise your thoughts by confronting your problems. Is something bothering you and you know it shouldn’t be? Well write down I will not worry about this because 1.) explanation... 2.) explanation... 3.) explanation...
3.) See the Future: What would you like to be like in 10 years. How do you plan to get there? What actions are you going to take today, this week, and this year to get there?
4.) Write your history: Write out things that you have done, seen, felt. Write out what is going on in the world around you. The king reads Mordecai remembers that he owes Mordecai a blessing. IN the future you will be able to see you from the past. You can see strengths, weaknesses, and blind spots in your personality. "An unexamined life is not worth living" - Socrates. in the past.
* As a rule: Do it once a week. Sit down and write down whatever comes to your mind. Then if you get brainstorms or need clarity throughout the week get it out and write down.
* It is for you not for anyone else. I am not telling you to put private stuff in there but don’t worry about someone else reading it. Honestly probably no one else even cares anyway.
Dr. Rick Flanders is coming to LBBC Sunday June 28th - July 1st for a Summer Revival. Brother Flanders is not only a great preacher he is truly a revivalist. God has used him throughout the country and Canada to bring a revival of prayer and holy Christian living. This is a wonderful fifteen minute conversation. Be ready to be challenged and blessed!
Steve Schwanke became a full time evangelist at the age of 22! He speaks of how he was able to keep a full schedule at such a young age. After ten years in evangelism he took the Huntsville Bible Baptist Church. The church had at the time twelve members. Today, after four years as the pastor the church runs 120 on a consistent basis. The Lord has been leading Brother Steve to start churches around the Huntsville AL area. In closing he gives a testimony about his upbringing. He was raised in a family of twelve children. Today most of the kids are in full time Christian service and all of them serve the Lord in different capacities.
This is a great podcast! Enjoy!
Here is the check list for Brother Tony's Holistic Approach to Depression:
A. Concerning My Spirit:
· I am intentionally abiding in the Lord, His word, prayer and His Spirit. (Jn. 15:7; 1st Jn. 2:27)
· I am intentionally trying to abide in a Christ – centered triangle relationship with my wife Evon. That’s therapeutic for both of us! (1st Peter 3:7)
· I am intentionally putting on the whole Armor of God by putting on the characteristics of Christ (Col. 3:10 – 14) the “living word of God” and by being obedient to the written word of God, the Bible. (Ephesians 6:10 – 18)
· I am intentionally dying daily so that I can experience the crucified, abundant or exchanged life. ( Gal. 2:20; Jn. 10:10; 2nd Cor. 5:21)
· I am intentionally seeking the Lord’s kingdom and righteousness first.(Matt. 6:33)
· I have joined the healing journey ministry at church.
· I have joined a Thursday Night Bible Study emphasizing the healing of the spirit, soul and body. Lessons taught by Dr. John Woodward (a dear friend and brother) via DVDs after having gone through training in Tennessee.
· Like the Apostle Paul, I am learning how to glory in my infirmities, necessities, persecutions, reproaches, distresses etc. for the Lord’s sake; realizing that His grace is sufficient for me (2nd Cor. 12:7 – 12). I also realize that God is using this infirmity in the process of conforming me to the image of Christ (Rom. 8:28,29). “All things are of God” (2nd Corinthians 5:18)
B. Concerning My Soul:
- Note: The soul is a trichotomy. It consists of the emotions, (“the feelers”) intellect, (“the thinkers”) and the will (“the choosers”).
· I am intentionally applying Philippians 4: 5 – 20 to my life. This portion of scripture emphasizes how to experience the Lord’s presence, peace, perspectives, providence, power, provisions, and promises.
· I am a student of this disorder; reading, studying, and learning methods on how to understand and manage this disorder.
· I am intentionally trying to do the Lord’s will as it is written in His Word. I am trying to live a :
1. Sanctified life ( 1st Thess. 4:1 – 4)
2. Sincerely thankful life (1st Thess. 5:17)
3. Sacrificial life (Romans 12: 1,2)
4. Soul – conscious life (1st Tim 2:3 – 4)
5. Spirit – filled life ( Eph. 5: 17 – 18)
· I am attempting to help others experiencing anxiety and depression disorders.
· I am teaching a bible study at the Maplewood YMCA. One of the lessons that I am teaching is on the healing of the spirit, soul and body. The same lessons taught by Dr. Woodward.
Tom Stiles has been helping pastors, churches, and Christian schools navigate New York politics and laws for decades. Today, May 21, 2020, he gives helpful information on when churches should reopen. You can find Tom Styles at ariseministries.org.
I had the opportunity to know Ken Shaver in our church in Oklahoma City where he served the Lord as a laymen. Pastor Ken Shaver is a former Black Hawk helicopter pilot, air traffic controller, and international air traffic training manager. He entered the ministry at age 41 when he started the Greater Cumberland Baptist Church now pastored by his son-in-law Paul Edes. Pastor Shaver is currently serving as pastor at the Greater Vision Baptist Church in Owensboro, KY.
Ken and his wife Robin have a wonderful home life with four children who serve in churches and many grandchildren. On the podcast, Brother Shaver teaches the blessing and benefits of family devotions. Enjoy!
Erik Sabiston is a bestselling author, producer, public speaker and airline pilot. He is also the President/Founder of RTAG, Veteran/Aviation Consultant, Award Winning Co-Producer and Military Technical Advisor.
On the podcast he speaks about his Christian faith, tells about writing a military book with no curse words, and gives advice to those serving in the armed services on how to be a Christian Soldier.
Below is the link to his best selling book:
Dustoff 7-3: Saving Lives under Fire in Afghanistan
David Cialini and I discuss the importance of Bible reading, tips, tools, and ideas to keep you in God's Word. Here us a downloadable Bible reading schedule to tape into the fly leaf of your Bible http://www.pastorjack.org/?p=1842
1.) Build a habit of reading. 2.) For reading comprehension - read a summary, wikipedia, watch a YouTube lecture or podcast by the author about the book. 3.) Scan and skim the book before you read. 4.) Highlight then take notes - don't just read to have read but read to learn. 5.) Feel free to pause a book to pick up another or to quit a book. 6.) Rereading is the best reading! read your favourite book again.
We have an opportunity for growth and productivity that we have never had before: “redeem the time!”
11 Ways To Redeem the Time From pastorjack.org http://www.pastorjack.org/?p=2312(opens in a new tab)