Guest Blog – Producing Fruit

erikstanleyOver the past 3 years my wife, two boys and I have been serving in Puerto Penasco, Mexico. We first started out going down on the weekends, until we were called to go and serve full time.  We been down here for the past two years.

Before becoming a missionary I was working in the corporate world, working long hours and missing the life God had blessed me with at home. I became a slave to the things of this world and worked just to provide things to my family. I wasn’t spending time with them, which is what they needed more than all the material things.

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Guest Blog – I Am God’s Fruit Basket

avatarHave you ever lived a life so filled with pain and despair you begin to wonder why God would allow you to survive a lifetime of suffering? What did you do to deserve this pain? As Job cried out, “If I have sinned, what have I done to you, O watcher of men? Why have you made me your target? Have I become a burden to you?” (Job 7:20) For me the irony dug deep as a man with bipolar disorder, over the years I began to feel the pull into ministry. It seemed ridiculous at first; that I, a man with so many issues, should become a shepherd of Christ. The words of James in particular become a stinging conviction; “But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.  That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.” (James 1:6-8)

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A Customer Testimonial – Pastor Tyrone Hayes Sr.

When I first was called into the ministry, my understanding of the Bible was very limited. I was blessed to have a good Sunday school teacher who gave me a good foundation of the Bible. I was also blessed to have a good pastor who knew the word of God. The Lord was still dealing with me because I was hungry to have a closer walk with the Lord, and today I still have this hunger for walking and knowing the word of God. I tell my congregation that there are not enough hours in the day for studying the word of God. I was blessed again when the Lord directed me to another excellent Bible scholar by the name of Pastor Bill; a friend and a brother. God has been good to me.

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The Sermon Notebook’s History and Purpose

AlToday’s post was written by guest blogger Alan Carr, whose Sermon Notebook was recently published on WORDsearch. Read more about it and download here

Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Apostle Paul, in his words to Timothy, articulated the philosophy that brought The Sermon Notebook into being. Paul wrote, “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” (2 Timothy 2:2 KJV)

The internet ministry of The Sermon Notebook began as a very small endeavor. In 1997, a friend suggested that I post a series of sermons I had prepared from the book of Revelation. I took his advice. When the initial response to the sermons was positive, and interest in my sermons grew, I developed The Sermon Notebook, and our ministry was born.

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WORDsearch Guest Blog Guidelines

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Do you love writing about God’s Word? Have you ever wanted to guest blog? We would love to post your submissions on our blog, so read the guidelines below and get writing!

To keep things simple and consistent, we’ve created some guidelines to help you write your post.

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A Minute for Missions

IMG_4183Recently, my husband Henry and I went on a LifeWay sponsored mission trip to Kaohsiung, Taiwan.  Along with us, six other individuals from Lifeway in Nashville, Tennessee went to minister to the lost souls of Taiwan.

Every year Lifeway sponsors numerous mission trips to places all over the world, from the island of Taiwan to the jungles of Honduras, and they are open to any LifeWay employee across the United States. So whether you work in the corporate office in Nashville, or a retail store in Mississippi, you have the opportunity to go on a Mission trip with LifeWay.

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