One student did not share the sense of encouragement and empowerment. We talked together for a few minutes at the close of the day. My young friend was from Korea where he had lived all his life. For his lifetime, the demilitarized zone dividing his homeland. “It is hard to hope and have faith when I see my broken country.” We pray together. I asked him to meet me before class the next day.View More Hope in God “Is anything too hard for the Lord” (Genesis 18:14).
NEW My Soul Purpose AUDIO BOOK for Students! Read by the author, Richard Leslie Parrott. Professor Parrott has a heart for his students. He…View More NEW My Soul Purpose AUDIO BOOK for STUDENTS!
Years ago I came across a wonderful little piece. It’s a Japanese paraphrase of the most familiar of Psalms. You can find it in…View More The Lord is My Pace-Setter
Join Dr Parrott as he leads us in one of his favorite passages, Psalm 107. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his…View More “Give Thanks To The Lord, His Love Endures Forever”
“The Demands of Freedom.” Rescue. That is a powerful word. It indicates we are “enslaved” or “trapped” or “under the influence or control of” something…View More The Demands of Freedom, Galatians 5:24-6:18
You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as Crucified.View More Christ, and Christ Alone!
Just about five years ago, Dr. Floyd Perkins, Nazarene Missionary and Bible College Professor, passed away. Dr. Perkins affected my life when he was my guide and host on a trip to Mozambique, 40 years ago. The story comes from one of his granddaughters.View More Grandpa’s Bible – A True Story
Lord, I can change the way I spend and, to some degree, the way I earn. But, the deeper change is more challenging. Daily bread becomes an obsession. It becomes something to fret over. It quickly is all consuming. This is an issue of presence; its presence in my thoughts and fears can be cancerous. The worries of daily bread start to eat me alive.View More Give us this day our daily bread…
I must claim that last Sunday’s class was an answer to prayer. If you were not there, class began promptly; Dr. Parrott spoke about Paul’s message to the church in Galatia concerning being saved by grace alone; Dr. Parrott entertained some questions, comments, and discussion; and then the class shared announcements and prayer concerns before being dismissed right on time. It was all great. You see, I had asked God for just such a miraculous balance. The balance, like our visitors, confirmed the spiritual health of our small group. PTL.View More Friends of Koinonia (Dr. Parrott’s Sunday School Class) President’s weekly Email