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Child of the King, husband to Alice, father to Sarah and Douglas, grand father to Samuel, Avery, Stevie, Eloise, Reed, Madeline and Margaret, pastor to the Vineyard in Big Pine Key, sometime writer and blogger, jogger, kayaker and founder of the Jesus Moment Bible Institute and Seminary (

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Living Invitations 1

April 23, 20170 Comments

I am starting a new series called “Living Invitations” that I will also include here on online Ministry Training. The idea for this series came about as I was finishing up our last series on 1 Peter. In 1 Peter 2:12 there is a verse that exhorts us to live such good lives that our very lives will have an impact on pre-Christians for the kingdom of God.

1 Peter 2:12 (NIV)
12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.

I am going to lay the foundation for this series by talking about the church. What/who the church is and then what the church does. Along the way I will also be talking about hospitality and spiritual warfare.

Leviticus Study – Chapter 1

April 22, 20170 Comments

On Wednesday nights our church is working through the Old Testament together a chapter at a time. We are just starting to look at Leviticus. Initially I had hoped to just cover Leviticus and Numbers in a couple of discussions and then move on to Deuteronomy. But as I started digging in t Leviticus I realized that there was a lot of interesting information that could be gained by doing a more thorough study. I was surprised to find out that the book of Leviticus is quoted one-hundred times in the New Testament. Also, the main theme of Leviticus, “Be holy, as I am holy” is quoted by Peter.

1 Peter 1:15-16 (NIV)
15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”

I hope you find the video useful for your Online Ministry Training.

Passing it On

Passing it On

April 22, 20170 Comments

Getting ready to start up Online Ministry Training to serve as a complement site for our Online Bible Institute. Check back often for updates.

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