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September Newsletter 2022

Prayer is Key. I spent the month of September preaching and teaching on the subject of prayer. It has been deeply impressed upon my heart the importance of prayer, and I’m convinced that no true success in ministry is had without fervent prayer undergirding it. I don’t hear prayer emphasized so much today, but when … Continue reading September Newsletter 2022

August Newsletter 2022

Growth! I very pleased to report that we have already seen growth in the short time that we’ve been in leadership at Connect Church! Last Sunday our sanctuary was fuller than any previous Sunday, and many children and workers in the other building. Almost every Sunday we have new visitors who find our church somehow … Continue reading August Newsletter 2022

July Newsletter 2022

Pastoring a church. Pastoring a church is no easy task, especially if one wishes to honor God in all that he does. It may be that those who ignore the sins of their congregation and only speak happy and upbeat thoughts have an easy time. And why wouldn’t they? Certainly the devil would have no … Continue reading July Newsletter 2022

June Newsletter 2022

Pastoring a Church As you may be aware, Katrina and I were voted in as senior pastor at Connect Church on June 12, 2022. I wanted to share with you how this came about: We first visited Connect Church a few months ago with no intention of becoming the senior pastor. My family and I … Continue reading June Newsletter 2022

The Prodigal’s Father

Then [Jesus] said: “A certain man had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me.’ So he divided to them his livelihood. And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted … Continue reading The Prodigal’s Father

What You Can Expect of Me, What I Expect of You, and What We Can Expect of God.

As a pastor, what should you expect of me? And as a congregation, what should I expect of you? And together, what can we expect of God? It’s good to be clear about expectations when anyone is considering entering some kind of relationship. Marriage, for example, can be quite the downer for someone who enters … Continue reading What You Can Expect of Me, What I Expect of You, and What We Can Expect of God.

May Newsletter 2022

Since college classes are over for the year, I took most of the month of May to build out a much need office space for myself. We took a 16×10 shed and converted it into a beautiful spot to be able to focus on study and prayer. It took longer than I thought it would, … Continue reading May Newsletter 2022

April Newsletter 2022

College Season Coming to a Close April marked the end of the semester at the University. I ended up spending almost all of my time at the University of Florida. It was the most convenient school to get to, and, because of a gracious host, I had a place to stay the night beside in … Continue reading April Newsletter 2022

March Newsletter 2022

Hell No? Is Hell too much? I hear this objection as I am out ministering on the college campus. How can a loving God send someone to hell for all eternity? Does a temporal life of sin merit an eternity of torment? The modern mind recoils at this thought. But perhaps we aren’t considering hell … Continue reading March Newsletter 2022

February Newsletter 2022

Turbulent times. It seems to be one thing after another in our world today, as if the world is groaning in birth pangs. It’s as a pregnant woman who only gets a short respite before another painful contraction comes upon her. We’ve had years of COVID–now we have war. What will be next? Will things … Continue reading February Newsletter 2022

January Newsletter 2022

New Stomping Grounds. Now that school is back in session, I have had the privilege of ministering regularly at the University of Florida. It has been a great experience! In contrast to the University of Delaware, I am able to freely ministry right on campus, in the midst of the students, with no trouble from … Continue reading January Newsletter 2022

December Newsletter 2021

The Faithfulness of God As the year comes to a close, I can’t help but think about the faithfulness of God. It’s hard to believe that at this time five years ago I left my job with a good regular paycheck to launch out into full-time street evangelism. And although it hasn’t been without its … Continue reading December Newsletter 2021

The False Doctrine of the Imputed Righteousness of Christ

There is a very popular teaching in the church today that asserts the idea that Christ’s righteousness has been imputed to believers. It’s a teaching that sounds really good, but it is unbiblical and dangerous, and I’ll explain why. First, I must be clear that I am not speaking of the general idea of imputed … Continue reading The False Doctrine of the Imputed Righteousness of Christ

October Newsletter 2021

Baby Boy #4, Welcome to the Chaffee Family! We are pleased to announce the arrival of our sixth child, Roger Fenn Chaffee! Roger was born on October 30th, 2021 at 2:41am. He weighed 6 lbs 14oz and was 19 1/2 inches long. His name is taken from his mother’s grandfather on her mother’s side (Kenneth … Continue reading October Newsletter 2021

September Newsletter 2021

Ministry Surge! September has been a bustling month of activity! The pandemic may not be over, but it hasn’t stopped the students from engaging with us day by day at the University. More than ever before (in my five years of doing this), students are arguing, spitting, and even dumping smoothies on us (yes, really!). … Continue reading September Newsletter 2021

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