A few points in this message:
Treasures of heaven are often found in ordinary fields.
Peace often comes through obedience.
Once you find this treasure you can retire your search.
Hidden Treasure from ron edmondson on Vimeo.
I frequently have parents ask me what type of discipline they should use with their children. I’m glad parents are asking the question, but I seldom can give a standard answer for every situation. I prefer to use a paradigm through which parents can make their own decisions.
That’s the purpose of this post. Perhaps these steps will help you make wiser decisions regarding discipline. Here are 8 paradigm shapers for making discipline decisions as a parent: […] Continue Reading…
You remember the cowardly lion from The Wizard of Oz don’t you? He was supposed to be the king of the jungle but he had no courage.
Sadly I see this missing in much leadership today. Let’s face it. Leading others is hard. There is often loneliness to leadership. (I wrote about it HERE.) Leadership takes great courage.
Here are 7 characteristics of cowardly leadership: […] Continue Reading…
The statistics are staggering. The older a child gets today, the greater his or her chances are of disappearing from the church. The church must intentionally plan to reverse this trend.
Grace Community Church is built around a desire to reach people who may not have previously been interested in church. We love when people bring their friends. This vision extends to reaching the youth of our community. Along the way, we’ve learned a few things.
If the church wants to reach young people these days, here are 7 things we must do: […] Continue Reading…
I remember the first time I saw someone standing on a sidewalk with a bullhorn in their hands, shouting to the crowds, “Repent or Perish”.
They meant well. They had a passion for their work — they wanted people to come to realize the amazing Gospel of grace. I get […] Continue Reading…
The title of the day has always confused me. It’s called Labor Day and yet it’s supposed to be a break from our labor.
And, of course, some will work today. When I was in retail this was a busy day. Thank you to our emergency personnel and hospital workers […] Continue Reading…
Jesus said we would know His people by their fruits…
Is that how you are known?
If people who know you best were to take the list of spiritual fruits in Galatians 5 — love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control – and apply them to your life, how […] Continue Reading…
This is part five of my interview with Dr. John David Laida.
If you missed the first four segments, click HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE.
In this final segment, Brother Laida addresses:
Word of advice to young pastors
Word of warning to young pastors
Future of the church
Advice on handling […] Continue Reading…
This is part four of my interview with Dr. John David Laida.
In this video, you’ll hear Dr. Laida address:
How he prepares for messages
Weaknesses in ministry
Dealing with controversy
5 things pastors ought to do
The most important thing for a pastor to do.
Love The People from ron edmondson on Vimeo.
If you missed […] Continue Reading…
This is part three of a five part interview with Dr. John David Laida. Brother Laida, as we called him. At the time of this filming, he is a 92 year old pastor (about to turn 93), who was still doing interim pastorate positions in area churches — preaching every […] Continue Reading…