Entries by caichele

Inflexible or Flexible

I have learned in the ministry that things are always changing. Transition, change and flexibility are good words for the church. Let me be clear. I am not talking about changing ministry philosophy. Nor am I talking about changing doctrine, standards, or music. I am not changing the name of the church to make it […]

Police Devotion 3-11-2017

“Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby”  (1 Peter 2:1-2)  The apostle Peter told believers in Christ to “grow in grace” (2 Peter 3:18). He also told us how to do […]

Police Devotion 3-4-2017

“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 3:18) The apostle Peter wrote two letters, or epistles, to believers in Jesus. 1 Peter and 2 Peter are found near the end of the New Testament. In them, Peter discusses many subjects of importance to believers. At […]

Police Devotion 2-23-2017

“He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life” (1 John 5:12). There are two kinds of people in the world: those who have the Son—that is, the Son of God, Jesus—and those who don’t. Those who have Jesus have eternal life, and those who […]

Ready

For many years I have selected a theme that our church will focus on and strive for during the current year. On Sunday, January 8, I shared this year’s theme with the church family. Last July, as I was preparing for our annual pastoral staff calendar planning meeting, I sensed the Lord nudging me toward […]

Police Devotion 1-19-2017

“And when he [Jesus] was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. And he saith unto […]

Police Devotion 1-13-2017

“For there is no respect of persons with God.” (Romans 2:11) Imagine getting a call like this: “Any car able to respond, we have a report of a burglary in progress. The victims are a black couple in their 60’s.”  Or maybe, “Radio to any car, a white store clerk is being robbed at gunpoint […]

Police Devotion 1-9-2017

“Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.” (Proverbs 16:24) Proverbs 21:19 says, “It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.” As a cop, you’ve probably dealt with domestic fights where no crime was committed, so you told the husband, […]

Police Devotion 12-21-2016

“In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;” (Titus 1:2) Christmas is a wonderful time. It’s not just the commemoration of an event. It’s also a celebration of a hope—a sure hope. Usually when you use the word “hope,” you talk about something you want to happen, but […]

Police Devotion 12-5-2016

“They angered him [God] also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes: Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.” (Psalm 106:32-33) As a cop, you may have to deal with people who try to provoke you with words. They’ll do it […]