Someone wrote in recently (OK, well, not recently but they did write) and asked about the five-fold ministry. They wanted to know whether Tim knew of any good books on the topic.
Thanks Mike for the encouraging poem!
It’s important to remember that we can have an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. He’s always with us. He’s always listening, waiting and hoping we’ll get to really know Him.
Every minute of every day, we are faced with choices. Have you ever really thought about that? You choose the words you say throughout the day. You choose the foods you eat. You choose what you focus on. You choose whether or not to pray. You choose who to speak to. You choose how fast to drive. You choose to read God’s Word (or not). You choose to play video games, watch TV, spend time with your kids, pet the cat, curse or bless . . . Right now I’m choosing the words I type and I’m choosing to stay up too late. Earlier I chose to swim. Then I chose to snuggle with my daughter. We constantly make choices. Are they the right ones?
Not too long ago (OK, it was a long time ago), a site reader sent in a question. The short version of the question went something like this.
I’ve sinned against my wife when we were going through a rough patch. I admitted it to her now she won’t talk to me. What can I do to regain her love and trust?
Tim, when he was still alive, penned a thoughtful and detailed answer. Click the link to check it out.
Sorry I haven’t posted for some time. Life (and sometimes death) just gets in the way sometimes. I’m starting to catch up on things and will get back to posting new content soon.
Sometimes, with Tim gone, I just feel so inadequate to run the site. I can’t answer questions the way he could. I can’t give the insight that he gave. But I can continue to post new material (and many older items that Tim wrote that are yet unpublished) and will do so soon!
In His service,
I’ve prayed and tried to repent over the past two years. I’m somewhat improved, but I can’t point to a time I was regenerated, born again or saved. I want to be more Christ-like but I just don’t seem to have the will or strength to do it, and I don’t seem to be able to get strength from God either. For instance, I know I should fellowship with believers but I don’t.
Can you relate?
Sorry for the blunt title, but I didn’t know how else to say it. Tim has passed away. No more will we be getting the detailed, intricately woven tapestry of biblical logic we’re used to reading. I found Tim in his house on Friday, December 5, 2014, kneeling by his bed. His arm was outstretched, as if in supplication to God. I can’t help but think he was praying for us as he always did. I feel like a child without a dad. Alone and afraid.
But that’s not what Tim wanted. He wanted us to be confident in the risen Jesus Christ. So take heed to the words of Tim’s poem and remember that even though Tim’s body has failed, Christ remains with us. And we will see Tim again in glory someday.
No, not really.
While I am gone
Christ always is with thee.
And though you will grieve
And weep and mourn,
Christ grieves with you;
His heart is torn.
Yes, most truly
Trust in God,
And you shall come to me.
In glory, oh Jesus!
He’s more wonderful than
What we ever believed.
For now, we grieve and despair in our great loss. But we remain firm in our hope. We have Jesus, who is closer than a brother. His Spirit will guide us. It’s time to take hold of the reins and do what we’ve been created to do — know and love Jesus — our risen savior.
If you knew Tim and were touched by him, feel free to comment on his memorial page at the following link.
The next week came and when I saw my dad he was crying uncontrollably. He then held me and told me that my stepfather came home, murdered my mom, shot my sister and then turned the gun on himself.
We’ve received lots of questions on this topic. Can a Christian fall away and have any hope of salvation? If a Christian sins intentionally, is there any hope of forgiveness?
God’s love and grace are unconditional. He continues to love all of us, even those who are wandering far from Him.