SHEPHERD THOUGHTS (5)

Episode 72: A Child Can Walk with God

Perhaps we underestimate the potential for a child’s walk with God. A child can develop a vibrant relationship with God, read, learn from and obey the Bible, worship God, pray and receive answers, know the will of God and do it, and he can…
SHEPHERD THOUGHTS (5)

Episode 71: Children in the Worship Service

It is very appropriate for children to participate in the worship service of a church, singing the songs, hearing the preaching and responding to God with the rest of us. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider what the Bible teaches about…
SHEPHERD THOUGHTS (5)

Episode 70: Teaching Like Jesus

Since every Christian is a teacher, every Christian should learn to teach Bible truth effectively (Matt. 28:19-20). And since Jesus was a teacher from God (John 3:2), we should give serious attention to His teaching methods, as well as His…
forward-567664_1280

God Ordained Disaster

Here's a thought-provoking question, submitted to me recently: What does it mean when the Bible it says that "God does evil"? This seems to occur more in the context of God judging Israel's sin (e.g. Ezekiel 6:10). Is this another figure…
canstockphoto7761954

A Child Can Walk with God

Perhaps we underestimate the potential for a child's walk with God. A child can be born again (Matt. 18:3). (I was born again at 2 years old.) A child can choose to be baptized. And any such child can walk with God. He can develop a meaningful,…
church-1499312_1280

Children in the Worship Service

Sometimes people ask me why we include children in our Sunday morning worship service, rather than send them to a separate program. The reason is a biblical one. It appears that children participated in the corporate worship of the churches…
head-776681_1920

Teaching that Connects

Since every Christian is a teacher, every Christian should learn to teach Bible truth effectively (Matt. 28:19-20). And since Jesus was a teacher from God (John 3:2), we should give serious attention to His teaching methods, as well as His…
canstockphoto25556244

Wisdom from Above

In a previous post, we considered what James teaches about bad wisdom, or "wisdom from below." In this post we will take a look at good wisdom, or "wisdom from above." A Boutonniere of Peace England’s William Gladstone is not only recognized…
canstockphoto26014790

Wisdom from Below

There is a lot of talking that passes for wisdom. There are a lot of people today that people consider to be knowledgeable and skillful. And yet, when you consider true wisdom – the wisdom that God encourages and makes possible – all other…