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The Book of Mormon

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

The Book of Mormon –Part 1 Those who call themselves Mormons, or Latter Day Saints, point to Ezekiel 37:15-20, Isaiah 29:11, and John 10:16 to prove that the Bible prophesied about the book of Mormon. Could you give me some insight into what these passages are talking about? “The verses you cited are the most […]

NOT AN “-ITE”

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Influential men Recently, Pastor Hughes asked me who the most influential men were in my ministry.  I hesitate to give any name except “Jesus”, but that would not be true and it has a ring of self-righteousness to it; so here we go. The first man on the list is Pastor Harvey Taylor. Pastor Taylor […]

MINISTERIAL WARS

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Advice on Ministerial Wars Ministry wars are inevitable. Therefore, the pastor must know the difference between a breeze and a tornado. The pastor who is insecure and suspicious of everyone will constantly be plagued by fears and doubt. If you believe a matter requires confrontation or a war, contact older pastors in whom you have […]

THE EVANGELIST

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

THE EVANGELIST  By Dr. Ken Blue “And he gave some… evangelists…” Ephesians 4:11 Although all believers are to do the work of evangelism, the Evangelist was not called to do the work of the Apostle, Prophet or the Pastor. His was a specific ministry of taking the gospel message to the lost. The missionary who […]

A VIEW TO GROWTH: ENLARGEMENT

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Crafting ministries with a view to growth   By Ken Blue “Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;” Isaiah 54:2. God will keep his promises to Israel. In anticipation of the returning remnant, Israel is called upon […]

CLEAN AND EMPTY

Friday, June 12th, 2015

By Ken Blue “Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.” Proverbs 14:4 No doubt, one’s vision and philosophy is reflected in how sanitary the barn is. The attitude of some is, “My barn may be empty, but it is clean.” That is not something […]

WHITEWASHING THE SCAPULARS

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

WHITEWASHING THE SCAPULARS Some of the brethren condemn your choice of friends, music and instruments while whitewashing the scapulars of those who would scorn them for their hypocrisy. The men they pretend to esteem would refuse to preach in their churches if they were alive today. Spurgeon said, “… What a degradation to supplant the […]

THE HYPOCRITE

Monday, April 13th, 2015

THE HYPOCRITE I gladly identify with those who believe biblical principles for this dispensation of grace. However, those who select random Bible verses, which are for Israel only and then attempt to imposed them on God’s people today, twist the Holy Scriptures to accommodate their own purpose. That abuse is clearly seen in their misuse of the […]

PRINCIPLES AND ASSUMPTIONS

Friday, March 6th, 2015

  By Ken Blue The American Heritage Dictionary gives the following definition of the word principle. I have also added a list of synonyms. 1. A basic truth, law, or assumption. 2. A rule or standard, especially of good behavior. b. The collectivity of moral or ethical standards or judgments. 3. A fixed or predetermined […]

HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR MINISTRY

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR MINISTRY Webster’s Dictionary defines to organize as: “To put together into an orderly, functional, structured whole. To arrange in a coherent form; systematize.  To arrange in a desired pattern or structure. To arrange systematically for harmonious or united action.” Once the planning process of setting objectives and goals has been completed, […]