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48: Bearing One Another’s Burdens

     This is not a New Year’s Resolution, you may relax. But it is an exhortation. I have recently spoken to people who have been through a difficult season in their life. I noticed they didn’t reach out for help when they were most needy….

47: The Presence of the Spirit at the Incarnation

     In the October Newsletter, I made this comment. “Jesus was not only helped to die with the assistance of the Spirit, but as we will see, every aspect of His earthly ministry was linked to the Spirit.” The third person of the Trinity was…

46: The Divine Comforter

     This summer, I was driving along the Interstate, headed to a family camp. After we had spent some of June and most of July at my Mom’s bedside, and then conducted two memorial services, this was one of the first times I had…

45: The Eternal Spirit

     Many years ago I purchased a book called Through the Eternal Spirit. That phrase “Through the Eternal Spirit” is found in Hebrews 9:14. It is not a verse that is often quoted or referred to in discussions about the Holy Spirit, yet is…

44: Summer Update

Dear Extended Family,   Thank You      As many of you know, Sandi, John, and I traveled to Pittsburgh August 18 for a Memorial Service for my Mom who lived 76 years there. Thank you to all who prayed and supported us. God met…

43: You Call His Name Jesus

     This coming weekend, our family will be traveling to Pittsburgh to meet many of Mom’s friends and conduct a memorial service at the church she faithfully attended since she was 11 (pray for the gospel to be spoken clearly and be received by…

42: Challenge for Dads

     Throughout the 2013 conference season I took copies of the book “The Christian Home and Family Worship” to each fair. I challenged Dads to read it within 30 days to keep the book for free, or send me a check for 25.00. I…

41: Kindred Spirits

     For some of you, this is your first Building Faith Families newsletter. Welcome! This installment begins with a short exhortation “Kindred Spirits”, followed by three short sections: I Need Help, Family Camp, and the Bible Reading Competition. I hope you are encouraged by…

40: A New Commandment

     Throughout this year I have been writing about how much God loves us. How much he likes us and desires a relationship with each one of His children. Our relationship with our heavenly father sets the tone for our relationships with our earthly…

39: Who, Not What

     God’s love for each one of us is not based on what we do but who we are. When we respond and believe the gospel we become new creatures in Christ1. We are adopted into the family of God and are now His…