Serving Christ in Our Work (Part 3)

Bob Roane Prison Ministry, Service, Wise living

Used in “Leadership” class at Belhaven University, prison work, and counseling. This fits well with our six weeks of prison classes on “A Man and His Work.” Care for others. Watch over them willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God. Don’t lord it over the people assigned to …

Serving Christ in Our Work (Part 2)

Bob Roane Prison Ministry, Service, Wise living

Used in “Leadership” class at Belhaven University, prison work, and counseling. This fits well with our six weeks of prison classes on “A Man and His Work.” God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them. (Heb 6:10) In the last …

Serving Christ in Our Work (Part 1)

Bob Roane Prison Ministry, Service, Wise living

From “Leadership” class at Belhaven University, prison work, and counseling. This fits well with our six weeks of prison classes on “A Man and His Work.” Jesus says: The greatest among you will be your servant….God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue …

My Brother and Sister’s Keeper (Part 2)

Bob Roane Counseling, Service, Wise living

Last time, we introduced the topic of caring for one another in Jesus’ family. Here are some practical helps on how to do it. If you wish, go back and read My Brother and Sister’s Keeper (Part 1). Two are better than one….If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and …

My Brother and Sister’s Keeper (Part 1)

Bob Roane Counseling, Service, Wise living

Used in “Helping Those Who Hurt” class at River Pointe Church in Richmond, TX. Also used in other teaching/training classes, pastoral counseling, and prison ministry. Also helpful for building family unity. The LORD is your keeper who neither slumbers nor sleeps. The LORD will keep you from all evil; He will keep your life. The LORD will keep your going …

Following Christ in a World That Doesn’t (Part 1)

Bob Roane Church History, Counseling, Prayer, Praise, Worship, Service, Wise living

I used this in New Testament Survey class at Belhaven University and also in other teaching/training, pastoral counseling, and prison ministry. Jonathan Goforth (1859-1936) was a Canadian missionary to China, serving with his wife, Rosalind. Goforth preached to large crowds and in small homes. He was stirred to serve Christ in China by the writings of Hudson Taylor. Jonathan was …

Being a “Deacon” to People Who Have None

Bob Roane Service

The Book of Order (Evangelical Presbyterian Church) says: The office of Deacon set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, concern for needs, sympathy, and serving others. Christ Himself is our ultimate model of unselfish servanthood and said, “Even the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve (diakoneo), and to give His life a ransom …

Christian Living Lessons from Golf

Bob Roane Counseling, Service, Wise living

Golf ball

(Excerpt from teaching/training classes, used also in pastoral counseling and prison ministry) It is sunny and 85 degrees in Houston today. I drove passed people playing golf and remembered Jim Sheard. Jim is co-author of eight highly acclaimed books and posts encouraging thoughts on his website (beyondthescore.net). I haven’t played golf for many years and was a duffer at best, …