Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Escaping the dangers around us

We cannot escape the dangers that abound in life without the actual and continual help of God. Let us then pray to Him for it continually. How can we pray to Him, without being with Him? How can we be with Him, but in thinking of Him often? And how can we have Him often in our thoughts, unless by a holy habit of thought which we should form?

John D. Barry et al., eds., DIY Bible Study (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2014).

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Safest Place

There are no ‘ifs’ in God’s world. And no places that are safer than other places. The center of His will is our only safety—Oh Corrie, let us pray that we may always know it!”


Teaching others to Worship

Worshiping Yahweh correctly does not just mean us revering him; it means us teaching others how to do the same.

Since God’s people repeatedly chose to break the covenant their ancestors made with Yahweh, he enacted its curses (Deut 28)—as we see in the fall of Israel and Judah. The message that closes 1–2 Kings is that God is faithful to his covenants and their stipulations—whether it means enacting a blessing or a curse—even when his followers are not.

Today, we may not live under the old covenant—we have the new covenant enacted by Jesus, where the law is written on our hearts and we are free to worship anywhere and everywhere—but the lessons of 1–2 Kings still hold. We must be serious about our worship, seeking Yahweh with our entire being. But we shouldn’t just be about worship: we must also teach others, express our gratitude toward Yahweh, and act like we believe in him. We must love both Yahweh and others—completely, wholly, and even dangerously.

John D. Barry et al., eds., DIY Bible Study (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2014).

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Sin in a Disguise

Sin goes in a disguise, and thence is welcome; like Judas, it kisses and kills; like Joab, it salutes and slays. The foolish sinner sees the pleasant streams of Jordan, but not the Dead Sea, into which they will certainly empty themselves.

Elliot Ritzema and Elizabeth Vince, eds., 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans, Pastorum Series (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2013).

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Ministry update for April


This month we had another Singsperation and singing hymns of the faith is always enjoyed by our people. As a young person I remember going to various families homes to sing, hear a short challenge from the Bible, and fellowship around some food. I’m finding that these times of fellowship do much to bring people together.

New Addition

Last month we announced that we have another child on the way and this month we were able to get ultrasounds of the new baby. With another child along the way it was time to move from our car into a van. We were able to purchase a van this month.


It’s branding season so Becca and the kids enjoyed going to a branding. I was looking forward to it as well but couldn’t go because I caught some sort of stomach flu. We try to make a point to make it to these events so we can meet new people in our community.

Other pictures from April

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Thanks so much for your prayers and support,

Jason, Becca, Elizabeth, Andrew,  John, and Unknown Miller