Randy Stonehill a Spiritual Legacy

As a brand-new Christian in 1983, I was finding my way in the world and learning to trust the compass of the Holy Spirit as God directed me to other Christ-Followers who shared my love for Jesus.  It was these friends who introduced me to the Jesus Music that had been born out of the 70’s Christian Music scene.  I had grown up loving the music of the Beatles, James Taylor, Jim Croce, and Cat Stevens; great music that had shaped my life up to this point.  Read more…



Is it Worth It?

I’m looking forward to 2017.

We are possibly living in one of the most challenging times for the New Testament church.  Recently I had a conversation that began to really open my eyes to the reality of the world’s current situation. What was so revealing?  I was asked, “How far do you want to go to help this person?  Are you really going to risk that much time, effort, and possibly even personal finances to help someone that acts like they don’t care at all about life?”

This really made me wonder, “Is it worth it?”
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The Anointing Needed for the Culture Clash

Recently I have been consumed with leading Royal Haven to be successful in the eyes of Jesus.  Most people make sure they do important things in their final days of living; Jesus did that. 

I was reading about Jesus’ final hours in Gethsemane and something jumped out that I had never seen.  Jesus got up from praying four times to check on his disciples.  Three times he stirred them to get ready for the ordeal, and the fourth time he came to tell them it was time to face the crisis.  Read more…



What Do These Stones Mean?

Joshua 4:21-22  “In the future when your descendants ask their fathers, ‘What do these stones mean?’  Tell them, ‘Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’

 

The story goes, that a gifted and talented professor arrived at a speaking engagement.  Two days early, his dates were wrong in his calendar.  He had checked in to the hotel, got his keys and then realized what had happened.  He quickly checked out and visited friends who lived close by for a couple of days.

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More About The Jesus Factor

More about the Jesus Factor…

Christians, and non-Christians alike, usually can agree that Jesus is the best role model we have.  From His faith, perseverance, generosity, and even His intelligence, people see the best qualities that mankind can possess.  The Bible teaches to be more like Jesus each and every day, so it’s helpful to learn about some of the character traits He had.  We looked at love last month, here are 4 more Jesus factors…
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I Am a Disciple of Jesus Christ

I AM A DISCIPLE OF JESUS

 

I’m part of the fellowship of the unashamed.

I have the Holy spirit power.

The die has been cast.

I have stepped over the line.

The decision has been made.

I am a disciple of Jesus.

I won’t  look back , let up, slow down, back away, or be still.

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year! The new year is a time of celebration and reflection. As we look back at 2015 we tend to assess whether we had a good year, or a not so good year. As we remember the events that have transpired, we also take stock in our personal successes and failures. With the turning of the calendar year, we see a clean slate, a fresh new opportunity to make the coming year better than the year before.


Something Is On the Horizon

“The season of advent means there is something on the horizon the likes of which we have never seen before. What is possible…. is to not see it, to miss it, to turn just as it brushes past you. So…

Stay.
Sit.
Linger.
Tarry.
Ponder.
Wait.
Behold.
Wonder.

There will be time enough for running… For rushing… For worrying… For pushing. For now, stay. Wait. Something is on the horizon.”

~ Jan L. Richardson
As we officially enter the Christmas season let’s keep our focus as Christ followers on the true gift.  Even as we point to Christ all year long, we must point others to Him all the more at Christmas time. At Royal Haven Baptist Church we will be doing just that.  Our Senior Pastor Rick Dorman will be guiding us through the celebration of Advent on Wednesday nights, and in our teaching and worship.


What In the World To Do In the End Times?… 8) Look for Jesus

8) Look for Jesus — This brings us to the final guideline I would like to emphasize regarding how to live for Jesus in the end times. The Bible tells us point blank that we are to live “looking for Jesus” (Titus 2: 13). Most Christians are so caught up in the world that they live thinking about anything but the return of Jesus. This is a sad state of affairs because Jesus’ return is our “blessed hope” (Titus 2:13). And His return is imminent. Read more…


What In the World To Do In the End Times?… 7) Keep an Eternal Perspective

Keep an Eternal Perspective — We are to be in the world but not of the world (John 17:11 & 16). That’s a difficult principle to follow. It constitutes a daily struggle. It is so easy to get our eyes off the Lord and focus instead upon the world in which we live. The daily demands are so pressing. Read more…