Excuses

The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets. – Proverbs 22:13 “Get there before the other man. Work harder than the other man. Stay later than the other man.” My pastor repeatedly taught me these three maxims many years ago. He repeated them to the point that... Continue Reading →

New Domain Name

Today I am beginning a process to change my website from www.martinwickens.com to www.martinwickens.com.  This reflects the change in our ministry from being a family supported in an ministry, to something more personal to just me.  So, if you subscribe to posts please keep an eye out for this change.  The new domain name is... Continue Reading →

“Of Zebulun”

32 And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment. 33 Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, with all instruments of war,... Continue Reading →

Enemies

"Then said Abishai to David, God hath delivered thine enemy into thine hand this day: now therefore let me smite him, I pray thee, with the spear even to the earth at once, and I will not smite him the second time. (9) And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not: for who can stretch... Continue Reading →

“I Will”

As the humble herdsman of Tekoa drew his prophecy to a close, he shared a series of "I will" statements from God. Amos' prophecy has much to teach us today. As Amos looked at his society he saw a facade of might and money that hid the sad truth that as a nation a rottenness ate... Continue Reading →

Clarity

(18) Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. (19) And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest... Continue Reading →

A Honeymoon Story

Ingles - Robbinsville NC Fourteen years ago. Before the children. Before serving the Lord in Northern Ireland, Sunderland, and Brimpton. Before I taught classes in Emmanuel Baptist Bible School, Bethesda Bible School, the Theological College of North Staffordshire and the Brimpton Baptist Bible Institute. Before being on deputation and furlough 3 times. Before all that,... Continue Reading →

Colossians – To the Growing (Colossians 1:9-11, Part 1)

Paul wrote to the saints at Colosse as faithful brethren, but also growing Christians. I want to look at Paul's description of these growing believers in two ways: 1. Knowing God's Will. 2. Doing God's Will.  Knowing God's Will One of the men who visited our church in Brimpton a couple of times grew prize-winning... Continue Reading →

My Times in Your Hands

"My times are in thy hand..." - Psalm 31:15 David trusted God with each day, and with all his days. The individual days and the collected days of his life he knew rested in God's hands. David, who had been a somewhat forgotten son but chosen of God and anointed by His prophet. David, who... Continue Reading →

Fickle Fans of Football (Or Shallow Supporters of Soccer)

"13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." - (Philippians 3:13–14) Depending on where you are... Continue Reading →

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