Entries by caichele

My Final Lap as Pastor

On Sunday evening, May 26, 2018, I announced to our church that I had finished my fortieth year of ministry. All those years of ministry have been here at Cleveland Baptist Church. That night I also shared with the congregation something that I had spoken to our deacons about a couple of months prior. I […]

Police Devotion 6-19-2018

“Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do ye see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing? Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the LORD; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, […]

Proud to Be an Independent Baptist!

Last month I attended the Ohio Independent Baptist Preacher’s Fellowship in Delaware, Ohio. I had the privilege of being one of the preachers at this meeting. It was attended by approximately ninety preachers or full-time ministry workers from across Ohio, as well as few from Kentucky. In addition, there were another 150 or so lay […]

Police Devotion 4-20-2018

“Then Moses heard the people weep throughout their families, every man in the door of his tent: and the anger of the LORD was kindled greatly; Moses also was displeased.  And Moses said unto the LORD, Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant? and wherefore have I not found favour in thy sight, that thou layest […]

Police Devotion 4-12-2018

“Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; Who, seeing […]

Police Devotion 3-15-2018

“Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15) What’s the most dangerous job for a cop? Not the most dangerous assignment, as in patrol, SWAT, or Vice, but the most dangerous JOB? Many assignments can be dangerous, but the most dangerous JOB is actually confronting a subject. Whether […]

Police Devotion 3-6-2018

“And he [Jesus] spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other […]

Police Devotion 2-6-2018

And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open […]

Police Devotion 1-31-2018

“It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom; And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts unto them, and the king should have no damage.  Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, […]

Police Devotion 1-18-2018

“And the king sat upon his seat, as at other times, even upon a seat by the wall: and Jonathan arose, and Abner sat by Saul’s side, and David’s place was empty. Nevertheless Saul spake not any thing that day: for he thought, Something hath befallen him, he is not clean; surely he is not […]