Come join us as we remember Preacher and celebrate his move to his home in Heaven. All are invited. If you know of any way to reach the bikers that he ministered to, please share this information freely.
Thank you and God bless you more.

Link to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1825315960832624/

With some sorrow and much joy!

To all of the Misfit Preacher’s dedicated followers; on behalf of his wife and family, I am humbled to inform you that on Saturday Feb. 10th our beloved brother passed into eternity and has gone home to be with the LORD forever! Though we mourn and miss him, he is now at peace in that beautiful home that he had looked into for most all of his life.

There will be a Memorial Service for him as follows:

Saturday Feb. 24th
1:00pm Gathering and fellowship
2:00pm Service

Dobies Funeral Home (727) 868-4441
9944 Hudson Avenue
Hudson, FL 34669

There will also be a Celebration of Life event next month, details to be announced.

For any other information and all requests, please contact Mike at (727) 857-1883

Thank you for the love and support you showed “The Misfit Preacher” through the years. You inspired him to “press on!”

Trust in the Lord

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; ~ Proverbs 3:5

It is very clear at the beginning of this verse that we are to trust in the Lord. From my experiences I’m still learning to trust in the Lord with all my heart at all times. This includes my last breath. Even at my age I’m still learning to trust the Lord in all things.

In the second part of this verse it says, “And lean not.” Maybe you are like me and appreciate hearing the same message from the Lord but different English words so that I get a deeper meaning and it stays in my heart and mind. It could have said, “Do not lean,” “Do not rely,” “Do not use,” “Do not depend,” “Do not trust upon,” Each one implies that our own understanding is not very good.

Many prefer the ‘do not’ statements so that the message is very clear. It sounds more like a commandment and there is no confusion. So if I choose ‘do not depend’ on my own understanding, I am fully aware that my own understanding is not what God intends for me. I need to trust Him and Him alone – for everything in my life.

I trust that you are still learning along with me. We are all commanded to trust without depending on ourselves. Can you do that? Start today by trusting in Him. Do not depend on your own understanding because it will fail you. Only by trusting in God will you find that He will direct your paths as found in verse 6. Go ahead – read the next verse.

In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

February 9, 2018

Love one Another

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. I John 4:10-11

Our love for one another is to be patterned after the love of God toward us. That is certainly a very difficult example to emulate. How did God love us? It was unconditional. It certainly had nothing to do with our merits. We were totally and completely undeserving of His consideration. Yet He loved us enough to send His Son to die in our place.

John wants us to understand that our love for one another must also be an unconditional love and must be freely given without consideration of whether or not the recipient is deserving of it.

We must follow the example of love that is given with no consideration of getting anything in return. In other words, you do not love on the condition that the one you love, love you in return. There are times when we too must love those who are to us unlovely, undeserving, and unlikely to return our love.

February 8, 2018

This devotional was taken from misfitpreacher’s book, “Pasture for My Sheep.”

Walking in Love

Yet if your brother is grieved because of your food, you are no longer walking in love. Do not destroy with your food the one for whom Christ died. Romans 14:15

One of the great weaknesses in the organizational church of today is the area of walking in love. The body of Christ should be an example of love to the world around us, but often they cannot see that love in us.

What the Apostle Paul is teaching here is of utmost importance to those who claim the name of Christ. He is saying to us that we must be aware of offending a brother or sister in the Lord by our actions or words. The world around us gives little if any consideration to this and they fail to see it as a problem at all.

The thought also includes the warning that you may, by your actions or words, be destroying another.

If we are to walk in love, we must be intensely careful to show love, even when we don’t feel very loving toward a brother.

February 7, 2018
This devotional was taken from misfitpreacher’s book, “Pasture for My Sheep.”