Ministry | Devotions with Dad

Mission Trip (3 of 3): Serving One Another

For dad only: The Minimum Amount

by Rev. Franklin Buchanan, II

“And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.”

Matthew 5:41-42 (NKJV)


The cost of an item often influences the final selection of a purchase – and rightly so. Our checking account balance (or lack thereof) impacts shopping choices as one pursues the lowest price, the best deal, and the bargain while rummaging through the clearance racks. This search can be … → Read More: Mission Trip (3 of 3): Serving One Another

Mission Trip (2 of 3): Middle of Nowhere

For dad only: They Change Me


You probably married your wife thinking you would change her. She married you, thinking she would change you. When your kids came along, you both determined you would change them.


Struggle for control

The desire to change others is what drives witchcraft. Voodoo and Satanism are not about changing self, but about modifying the behaviors of others. The cross of Christ teaches us that love allows itself to be changed.

Jesus loved us so much that He has scars to prove it. Some dads desire to control their kids so much they … → Read More: Mission Trip (2 of 3): Middle of Nowhere

Mission Trip (1 of 3): South of the Border

For dad only, a devotional on family ministry: Leave a Legacy

Jesus included the disciples in ministry. Children need to grow up involved in the church to become truly discipled. Mission trips and ministry do far more than just sitting around doing devotions. Active learning means more than book learning. Christianity is not a school where you just learn good values and religious history. It is a lifestyle you adopt and repeat.

A legacy of evil

Various stories float around about the events leading up to the death of Al Capone’s lawyer Fast Eddy. Although he had protected the mobster … → Read More: Mission Trip (1 of 3): South of the Border