Posts with the category “encouragement”
How Should We Think About the Events of Last Week (01-09-20)
by Drew Buell on January 14th, 2021
By any measure, last week was a terrible week for our nation.For reasons that need no further explanation, it was a particularly bad week for conservatives in this country.In light of the anxiety that so many of us are feeling about the days to come, I want to remind all of us that no that matter who sits in the White House, no matter who holds the gavel in the house of representatives, and no mat...
The Epistle to California's Refugees
by Drew Buell on January 11th, 2021
This is a short piece of creative writing that I started a few weeks ago. I’ve spent a lot of time in 1 Peter lately, getting ready for my next preaching series, so the format of the letter is similar to that of 1 Peter (I’ve included hyperlinks in bold to all of the biblical references). It’s something of a “tongue in cheek” letter to those dear friends who have left California (California’s Refu...
"I Am Beyond Hope…There is No Way Out”
by Drew Buell on November 26th, 2019
"There are many different kinds of troubles in this world."
Great Trials and Great Joys
by Drew Buell on November 21st, 2019
"As God provides the sea for leviathan, so does he find a pool for the minnow."
God Has Forgotten Me...
by Drew Buell on November 19th, 2019
"It seems like people are busier and more connected today than at any other time in history..."
“Have Thine Own Way Lord…”
by Drew Buell on November 14th, 2019
"Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way! Thou art the potter, I am the clay."
The Necessity of Mutual Love at the Lord’s Table
by Drew Buell on November 12th, 2019
"We cannot love Christ without loving him in the brethren."
“I Am Beyond Help…God Cannot Hear”
by Drew Buell on November 7th, 2019
Isaiah 59:1 “Behold, the Lord’s hand is not so short that it cannot save; nor His ear so dull that it cannot hear.”
Where Do You Find Yourself?
by Drew Buell on October 31st, 2019
"The more we get what we now call “ourselves” out of the way and let Him take us over, the more truly ourselves we become."
What Should You Do If You've Been Hurt by the Church
by Drew Buell on October 29th, 2019
"Most people 'hurt by the church' were hurt by individuals in a local congregation."
Learning to Hope
by Drew Buell on September 5th, 2019
"God often makes life hard so that we will learn to hope."
Village Schools International Fundraiser
by Drew Buell on September 3rd, 2019
"We keep opening more and more schools, so the need never goes away."
Unity from the Top Down
by Drew Buell on August 27th, 2019
"Unity in the church begins at the top and it flows down throughout the body."
Win Them to Christ by Winning Them to Church
by Drew Buell on August 22nd, 2019
"Preach the gospel. Preach the hope of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection for sinners."
You Can’t Bad-Attitude Someone into a Good Attitude
by Drew Buell on August 20th, 2019
"It is the kindness of God that leads us to repentance."
Your New Morning Prayer
by Drew Buell on August 15th, 2019
"Thy mercies have brought me to the dawn of another day."
"Running Scared" Book Review
by Drew Buell on August 8th, 2019
"There is a close connection between what we fear and what we think we need."
The Single Most Important Distinction a Leader Can Make
by Drew Buell on August 6th, 2019
I believe that the single most important distinction that a leader can make is between what he is “able to do” and what he “can do."
You Do Not Belong to Your Children
by Drew Buell on July 25th, 2019
Ladies you have eternal souls, you belong to Jesus, not to your children.
How to Read Proverbs
by Drew Buell on July 23rd, 2019
A proverb does not give guarantees; rather, it indicates the best route to a desired end.
He Knows Your Path
by Drew Buell on July 9th, 2019
Eighteenth Century pastor and author John Newton wrote the following letter to a sister who was grieving the loss of her sister.
It Is Perfectly Right
by Drew Buell on July 4th, 2019
Often God seems to place His children in positions of profound difficulty
by Drew Buell on July 2nd, 2019
Why Men Hate Going to Church
A Godly Woman's Responsibility
by Drew Buell on June 27th, 2019
It was a profound realization when I understood that I could become an artist with my very life.
What Is Faith Born Out Of?
by Drew Buell on June 25th, 2019
In his book Quiet Talks on Prayer S.D. Gordon makes the following observation about what faith is born out of.
Where Do You Find Yourself?
by Drew Buell on June 13th, 2019
The more we get what we now call “ourselves” out of the way and let Him take us over, the more truly ourselves we become.
The Blessing of a Happy Mom
by Drew Buell on June 4th, 2019
An excerpt from Sarah Mae & Sally Clarkson's book Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe
Practical Advice for Those Struggling with Depression
by Drew Buell on May 28th, 2019
For me, making a specific plan to face the giant of depression always lessens its impact and shortens its duration.
What Can We Bring to God?
by Drew Buell on May 23rd, 2019
"This is the worthiness – the best and only kind we can bring to God..."
Rest on the Open Sea
by Drew Buell on May 16th, 2019
"My end was the outward calm; His was my meeting with the storm."
It Is Christ Who Saves Us
by Drew Buell on May 9th, 2019
“We exist to proclaim the Lordship of Jesus Christ over all things for the joy of all people.”
8 Ways to Submit to Your Local Church
by Drew Buell on April 30th, 2019
Johnathan Leeman lists eight ways that Christians should submit themselves to the local church:
The Epistle of Diognetus
by Drew Buell on April 25th, 2019
For Christians are not distinguished from the rest of mankind either in locality or in speech or in customs.
God Prefers the Impossible
by Breanne Randall on April 11th, 2019
Is there anything too difficult for God?"In the exodus, one mighty act followed another. The story goes like this: Combine the most powerful king in the known world, slaves who stood no chance of successful insurrection because all they knew was slavery, and oppression that was getting worse. You now have the perfect ingredients for God’s decisive act of deliverance. It was the event on which God ...
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Of Blow Torches and Theological EducationThe Single Most Important Distinction a Leader Can Make"Running Scared" Book ReviewI’ve Got a Grumbly in My TumblyYour New Morning PrayerYou Can’t Bad-Attitude Someone into a Good AttitudeWin Them to Christ by Winning Them to ChurchUnity from the Top DownThe Difference Between Being Busy and Being Hurried