Posts by Jeff Setzer
The Night the Bus Burned
(picture for illustration purposes only) “It was a dark and stormy night…” Well, not quite. What was the last evening of a week of Neighborhood Bible Time, though, turned into a unique church bus story to top ALL church bus stories! I’d been at Liberty Baptist in Pigeon Forge, TN as assistant to Pastor Robert…Read More
A Child Born to Die
It was the most unforgettable weekend in my life. In December of 1990, I was serving at a very busy time in Pigeon Forge, TN. I had gone to Liberty Baptist Church with great anticipation to serve with the pastor who was very instrumental in my Christian life, Pastor Robert Settle. This was the man…Read More
“That Was Not Professional”
“That Was Not Professional” Ah, the beauty of the Northwest! Gotta love the fresh air, the mountains, the rugged coast, the unparalleled beauty of this area of America, complete with…smoke!? ‘Tis not the greatest time when all around you the air is like you’re nearby a campfire! As we passed through central Oregon, at one…Read More
A Divorce Over Marriage
For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but…Read More
Help for Kidneys!
How would you like to help your kidneys, perhaps even head off a bout with stones? I’m told that the pain is akin to childbirth!! Wouldn’t it be MUCH better to NOT deal with an issue in the first place, as opposed to working to get rid of or handle it once you have an…Read More
Help For Hurting Pastors
It is fact that the Biblical role of a pastor has many man-made expectations and traditions attached to it today, expectations or duties that aren’t wrong in and of themselves, but that are not Biblical expectations…such as visiting the sick or performing marriage/funeral services or conducting business meetings…and on and on it goes with SO…Read More
Dinosaurs Encourage a Pastor!
BEHOLD NOW BEHEMOTH! (Job 40:15) Over the years since we began Creation Family Ministries in 2000, we have been blessed to serve a couple times with Pastor James Haddix and Grace Baptist in Terre Haute, IN. One of those opportunities was when we had our dinosaur theme, “DinoMight.” This small work has been in existence…Read More
` It is a great blessing to once again serve through a special meeting, this time having again Brother James Gardner, the very first speaker we had for a Sunday meeting back before our former pastor, Pastor Phil Vos, passed away in 2008 after a long bout with leukemia. His memorial service was held the…Read More
“______- Aweful” Diet Talk?
“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31 Recently, I have been contemplating a text I received from a pastor which referred to our “diet talk” the last meeting we had at his church. This was one text in a series of texts…Read More
The Serpent’s Bite
“…whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.” (Ecclesiastes 10:8) “He’s a snake!” Recently, I stopped by to see a friend from our former church. In our conversation, I shared a bit about our experiences and mentioned the name of one of the individuals directly involved in pushing us out of the church. When…Read More