A letter from God and Gratitude

This past week was a good week for me and for the pastors of Hoffmantown Church. We had our annual pastors’ retreat in beautiful Pagosa Springs, Colorado. While there, we reflected on the love that the Lord has for us and the high calling that we have all answered, to shepherd the Lord’s flock in His local church. I was privileged to be with my brothers in Christ and hear their stories of how the Lord called them. I was able to share my story as well. It was a blessed time. One of our personal assignments was to write a letter to ourselves, from God. It was a neat assignment. We had to spend some time alone with the Lord and then write, from a Biblical perspective, a letter that we thought He would write to us. After that assignment, we were to list all of the things that we were grateful for that the Lord has given to us or done for us. Here is what I wrote: Continue reading

Lazarus and the rich man

Well, Wednesday is coming upon us. That means that Fishermen’s club is taking place at Hoffmantown Kids. We have been walking through the parables of Jesus this summer. It has been neat to see what Jesus has to teach His disciples about being fishers of men. I have learned a lot and it is neat to see the kids learning so much about Christ and His ways. A couple of weeks ago, we looked at the parable of the wheat and the tares. This week, we are going to learn about Lazarus and the rich man. God has much to teach us here about how we live our daily lives. I pray that this teaching will be as helpful to you as it is to me.

The story of Lazarus and the rich man is found in Luke 16. Take a moment to read this parable and we will discuss what we learn. Continue reading

Connecting with God – Joseph

Over the past 6 weeks at the ROC, we have covered the topic of connecting with God by examining the life of Moses. Now, we are going to shift gears and focus on the life of Joseph, a young man who also connected with God. As we cover Joseph’s life, we will notice some similarities with Moses because they both connected with God and tried to connect others with God. They joined God’s plans and lived successful lives for the Lord. I pray that this series will greatly impact the lives of the children and leaders who study with us at the ROC.

Before we begin the lesson, take a moment to read Genesis 37. Continue reading