Ron has a warm and welcoming personality. He enjoys meeting people from all walks of life and at every phase in their spiritual journey. His desire is to help everyone move closer to God and to be in a healthy relationship with God. He loves helping those seeking to know God and understand the Bible in their search. But he also loves helping Christians develop and mature in their faith and service to God.
Ron has a passion for preaching and outreach. He strives to deliver lessons to diverse audiences in such a way that both those new to Bible study and seasoned students of scripture will be invigorated, inspired, and leave worship with a deepened appreciation of the Word. Ron's goal in his preaching is that those who hear his sermons will find the principles of Scripture presented respectfully with application for every day life. Ron has served in ministry for over 15 years after earning a M.A. from Freed-Hardeman University.
Besides ministry, he loves spending time with his wife and three kids. His personal favorite activities include taking walks with his family, watching college football as well as the Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears, and Seattle Seahawks. He enjoys reading books and listening to music from various genres. If he were king for a month, he'd backpack in the Cascade mountains of the Northwest, fish, and enjoy numerous outdoor sports.
Jesus said He is the bread of life. What did He mean by this? Jesus goes further to say that people must eat His flesh and drink His blood. This is a grotesque image. How is Jesus' message reasonable and relevant to modern readers?
Jesus was unique. Only Jesus could provide a path to the Father. Such a message is not popular in our modern culture which views this as an exclusive and intolerant theme. Yet, Jesus' message is one of love and acceptance because anyone willing to follow Jesus may enter the way.
We all like a story that ends well. For Paul, there were still problems at Corinth. He warns the handful in that church who were still causing problems, but then encourages the church as a whole to be like minded. As a newly started congregation, our church family can gain from Paul's final exhortation to be like minded. Imagine what God can do with us when we put our minds together and serve as one.
He was attacked. Some in the Corinthian church rejected Paul personally. He reminds the church not to judge by worldly standards. As Christians today, we need to avoid using wordly standards to judge.
How easy is it to respect others? People who have made tremendous accomplishments or live lives of integrity are fairly easy to respect. But what about those who may live less than respectful lives? David encountered King Saul, a man of jealousy, hate, and murder. Yet David held him in respect because of God. God wants us to respect others even when it is not easy. How then can we be respectful of others?
In our new Christians class we continue our study of Bible basics. This week's focus in a study of church leadership.
Saul was selected by God to serve as king over Israel. He had a mission. Yet Saul forgot his position in serving God and was caught with his hand in the cookie jar, so-to-speak. As Christians some times we might fail to listen to God. How can we remain faithful?
What might a new Christian want to know? In our adult Bible class we explore basic Bible principles that will help new Christians. This week we continue discussing church leadership. (Due to technical difficulties the recording ends abruptly).
Saul was anointed the first king for Israel. Yet, Saul quickly failed to trust God. As Christians we need to keep our focus on following God
What are some key ideas new Christians may like to know? Our study explores some basic Biblical principles. In this lesson we begin considering church leadership.