NEWSLETTERS AND ARTICLES
Mike Palmer Ministries is up and running. We have received our IRS Tax Exempt status. We are helping churches get healthy and have three international mission trips planned over the next 18 months.
JULY 2014 NEWSLETTER
Four Pages of some good information on our beginnings
THE FIRST ELEVEN MINUTES AT YOUR CHURCH
This really makes you reallize how first impressions are critical if we are to reach and keep people
God's Man, God's Plan, God's Hand
MESSAGE FROM NEHEMIAH CHAP 2
SIX WAYS TO KEEP GOOD LEADERS FROM LEAVING YOUR CHURCH
APPLYS TO ALL ORGANIZATIONS
Most organizations lose good people for totally preventable reasons. This applys to churches as well. This article gives some good (and I believe biblical) steps anyone can take as a leader in a church or an institution.
TEARING DOWN MINISTRY SILOS
Great Practices for anyone
Message on Nehemiah 4, has some implications for how we do church today. These are the actual notes I will use as I preach this message.
THREE MISERIES OF LEGALISM
Shows the subtle ways a "works mindset" affects our spirit
THE MOST FREQUENT BURDENS PASTORS FACE
Dr . Chuck Lawless "nailed it" with this article
This practice CAN be utilized properly but only when the dangers are known and knowingly combatted. Jeff Clarke has done us all a service by writing this.
Decent overview of the subject.
A good read and a warning to the seven percent who believe that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God.
Some interesting comments from Sam Ranier. Just observation on his part but I think he has something here.
WE'RE NOT GROWING ...WHY ??
The heart of the people is the issue
Brad Powell exposes some of the challenges when a declining church says to a prospective pastor: "oh brother we are a FRIENDLY Church, we really do want to grow." Check out this brief article and print it out and pass it along to some pastors and people facing the same challenges.
MARRIAGE AS GOD DESIGNED IT by Danny Akin
A good thumbnail article on marriage
This article first appeared in the News and Observer of Raleigh NC, on May 5, 2015. I believe Dr. Akin got it right in this sucinct article on the subject. In light of all the social re-engineering the article is timely. A good quick read.
RIVERDALE BAPTIST CHURCH June 2015 Newsletter
A Snapshot of a Church that is on the way back !
MIKE PALMER MINISTRIES JUNE 2015 NEWSLETTER
Church Revitalization and International Missions
Mike Palmer Ministries is making a Gospel difference. Church Revitalization and International Missions; a fantastic opportunity to make a Gospel difference locally and globally. Check it out!
THE BIGGEST THREAT TO CHRISTIANITY; OUR BUCKLING KNEES
Good article by Mrs. French
Mr. and Mrs. French have some good thoughts on the cultural struggle in our nation and the need for Christians to stand firm in truth and love.
Brandon Cox just about covers the gamut in this article. Excellent to read for yourself or share with friends.
Chuck Lawless asks pointed questions for local churches and those that lead and serve that body. Help me Lord Jesus!
Great summary article. And a tough find in today's environment.
A WORD TO PASTORS TODAY FROM CHARLES SPURGEON
A Chuck Lawless blog excellent ...thanks Chuck
Spurgeon encourages us to be "saturated in the Gospel" before we deliver the Word. He uses the word "unction" to describe that state of being.
A very good word that EVERY PASTOR and CHURCH MEMBER SHOULD READ.
This article explains what our SBC field personnel are experiencing in these days. Please note the highlighted material at the end of the article. We hope that MIKE PALMER MINISTRIES can network and bring some pastors and churches on board with being personally involved with those remaining on the field during the next decade. I will be traveling to Praque to network with fifteen missionary couples just beginining their missionary career. They will need our on the field involvement and encouragement.
DO MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS WORSHIP THE SAME GOD
A good theological article by Gerald McDermott
CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER FROM ALPHA AND OMEGA IN CRAIOVA ROMANIA
Fantastic Newsletter from Pastor Costel Burlacu Dec. 22 2015
PRAYERS TO PRAY THIS CHRISTMAS EVE
Nice Article by my friend CHUCK LAWLESS
WHY IT IS DANGEROUS TO MISREPRESENT THE GOSPEL
Great article by Mez McConnell
This article helps us keep the right perspective on ministry to those in need.
SAYING NO TO GO
The Challenge to Respond to Jesus Without Our Conditions
This is a great article to challenge our comfort and our false reasoning when it comes to extending ourselves for the gospel. Those who sit in Sunday School classes week after week and have rarely taken the time to call, visit, meet a need, will be convicted that they have put parameters on their obedience. God help us.
SPEAK TO US LORD JESUS SET US APART SEND US OUT
Acts 13:1-3 message preached March 6, 2016
6 WAYS PASTORS MAKE BAD HIRING DECISIONS
Good Article from Tony Morgan and the UNSTUCK GROUP
EIGHT TIME DRAINERS OF PASTORS AND STAFF
Good article by Thom Rainer
10 QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE YOU PREACH
Great article by Chuck Lawless
ACTS 18: 1 - 17 THE NEW CHURCH IN CORINTH - Constraint, Persuasion, Testifying,
Preached August 7, 2016 at Riverdale Baptist Church
The new church in Corinth. Several actions present describe what is needed for any church to begin: THE CONSTRAINT OF THE SPIRIT AND THE WORD, INSISTANT PERSUASION OF THE TRUTH IN JESUS, HEARING, BELIEVING, BAPTISM. May the Lord give us this same constraint as we labor to make disciples in our setting.
GOD'S WILL IN FINANCES
An overview of scriptures and practical application to gaining Financial Freedom. All of this is based on a solid gospel understanding and operating out of Grace.
RIVERDALE BAPTIST CHURCH NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER
Construction nearly done BIG CELEBRATION DAY OCT. 30TH
RIVERDALE BAPTIST CH. NOVEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTER
Big Celebration of New and Renovated area on OCTOBER 30th
Come and join in with Community Leaders from all across the Valley on October 30th at Riverdale Baptist Church
THE TRUE COST OF DISCIPLESHIP LUKE 9
Do We Really Want to See God Do A Supernatural Work In and Around Us?
A REFRESHER ON THE GOSPEL Romans 3:19-26
November 16, 2016 Riverdale Baptist Church
Just a review of some basic truths that we too easily forget or take for granted. Good for anyone wanting a quick overview and very good for those searching and in need of some truth that will speak to the head and the heart.
How is your TAWG ?
Some Great Insight by Donald Whitney
Necessary for any church to be effective
RIVERDALE STUDENT MINISTRY "THRILLING THURSDAYS" Summer 2017
Biblical Teaching for Changed Lives
This summer we will take a look at the insidious effects of sin in our lives, our families, our culture. And we will take a biblical look at how Jesus can change us and give us strength and courage to battle sin and live in victory.
10 REASONS SATAN ATTACKS FAMILIES
Brief article by Dr. Chuck Lawless Aug. 3, 2017
MESSAGE: OUR COMPLETE ASSURANCE IN CHRIST
Romans 5: 1-2 ff
A message given at Riverdale Baptist Church on Sunday September 24, 2017
Some good thoughts about the need for ongoing quality Children's Ministry.
THE GOD WHO SEEKS AND SAVES –
THE IMPLICATIONS FOR OUR LIVES TODAY