Category Archive for "1040 Moments"

Why Do I Need A Middleman?

Recently a pastor friend was asking me about the ministry of Barnabas1040.  I explained that it is a ministry of helps that comes alongside Independent Baptist missionaries and national pastors, providing the resources for them to plant indigenous churches in

Walking With Jesus In Hard Places

“The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine. Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret

A Special Anniversary Report: 1040 Moments

I am writing on a special day… …from a special place. …on a special occasion. A special day because it is the one year anniversary of my resignation as the senior pastor of the church in Southern California that I


Gayle and I have been on the deputation trail for 2 months now. The past 8 weeks have taken us to 3 States where I have been in 13 churches and spoken 31 times. To say we are keeping busy

Why I Don’t Believe In Retirement

Last Sunday night I led our church in voting in a new pastor. Our people happily voted by a 99% margin to replace me after 25 years! The next morning my wife asked me how I felt. My reply? I

Don’t Forget

“But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.” Matthew‬ ‭14‬:‭16‬ Thinking this morning about these children I met in Indonesia last week. I am back in America where tomorrow I will preside over the

Observations From Our Trip

My wife and I returned from a 5 country preaching and survey tour of South East Asia. Each of the Countries was of course different as far as language and culture were concerned, but there were several things that are

Introduction to 1040 Moments

“And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.” (‭Habakkuk‬ ‭2‬:‭2‬) As I write these thoughts my wife and I are on the last leg of