Recent Posts
Lowell Brueckner

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Matt Luneau Writes about Brandon


To the left is Matt and Ilse Luneau with their family and Pastor Parker. You might want to review the February 13 newspaper article about Matt and emails written by him that we posted here. Matt and his family attend the church in Swanton, where our son, Dan, is pastor. He has found a job, coaching a high school basketball team. We received the email yesterday that follows my comments.

The high school in a town near Swanton, called Enosburg, is very grateful to have a coach of Matt’s caliber to coach the team. In a newspaper article, Brandon Gleason, the leading scorer on the team, commented: “At first it was a little different. Guys were like, ‘Do we really have to do all of this?’ But it has helped us.” A little different? Matt insisted that the whole team up their grades. A little different? Matt went to a boy, who had missed two years of basketball, because of drug problems; he led him to Christ, the boy stopped taking drugs, and his become one of the best players on the team. Brandon Gleason also received Christ. A little different? Matt taught the team gospel songs (although they had never sung before) and took them to different churches to sing them. After a basketball victory, Matt texted a message to Brandon, “Oh, victory in Jesus!” To which Brandon texted back, “My Savior forever!”  

Why does a man leave a job at a university, famous for its sports program, where he received a much better salary and had a much brighter future, to receive much less, training a high school basketball team? It doesn’t seem logical. Matt Luneau answers that question in the following email, received just yesterday, April 28, 2013.

18. Quotes from Leonard Ravenhill's Personal Letters


Quotes from Leonard Ravenhill's Personal Letters, number 18

Dave Ravenhill follows in his father’s footsteps, attacking sin and stirring the church to deep commitment. Dave and Margaret attended Bethany Missionary Training School at the same time. We maintain contact with him to this day. You can find his videos on the internet and he is also an author.

Leonard was raised in on-fire Methodism, but he had no problem with Pentecostals, as long as they held to purity, as well as power, and that the power would be a reality, and not just talk.

Nov. 22, 1987: We talked with Dave in New Zealand last night. There is a glut of houses for sale, but his sold at a good price the first day he was home! Doors are already opening for his ministry in the US. He hopes to leave NZ early in February.

Katia's Miracle


The lesson is: God will move heaven and earth on behalf of His children.

16 Apr 2013

Katia's Miracle

It's an unusually cold and snowy spring here in ND with several blizzards and lots of ice. I had put a roast in the oven for dinner.  Jessica was going to mix together a salad. I still had the potato dumpling to cook and was washing up in the bathroom sink. It was around 6 PM. Tom had just gotten home and we would eat when Rebecca got home from work. Tom was talking about how icy the roads were and it had started to snow.

Katia came running into me in a panic and I noticed she was choking. I grabbed her and hit her firmly on her back several times. She caught her breath and swallowed. I assumed she had choked on the mini-wheats I had given her shortly before to hold her over until supper. But she told me it was a battery and it still was stuck up in her throat and hurts, she informed me. I usually take the kids to our family doctor in Grand Forks for appointments, but if something unplanned happens after clinic hours, we often got to Cooperstown, because it is closer. For some reason, I called Mayville instead after deciding that, if we needed a bigger hospital, we would be closer to Fargo. 

17. Quotes from Leonard Ravenhill's Personal Letters


Quotes from Leonard Ravenhill's Personal Letters, number 17

In the following letter, Ravenhill gives a little Bible study. I hope you take time to look into your Bibles and meditate on it. And then, he singes hides with his graphic language!

Feb. 12: Precious friends. Greetings in His holy name. We hope you are all well and in the fullness of the blessing. What about the three-fold fullness? Romans 8, v.9 - Spirit of God; V.10 - Spirit of Christ; V.11 - Spirit of holiness. Making v. 37 a glorious reality. More than conquerors… or victory with a margin.

Dr. G. Campbell Morgan said, “A man is not an apostate just because he keeps on teaching heresy. He is apostate, because he has come right up to true light and backed away from it. So then, Oral Roberts and Bakker are apostates. I think that the cause of our national moral degradation and spiritual stagnation is not due to the strength of humanism, but to the weakness of evangelism. The old hell-fire vocabulary of the soul-disturbing, conscience-awakening preaching has vanished. No adulterers now, just folk having “an affair”, no seducing spirits and doctrines of devils, just cults. No whores or harlots, just call girls. No bastards, just outside kids. No liars, just prevarications. No hell, just limbo. So what shall the harvest be?

The Bible and homosexuality by Wayne Grudem


Pervert according to Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary: To cause to turn aside or away from what is good or true or morally right. To cause to turn aside or away from what is generally done or accepted. To divert to a wrong end or purpose. Misuse.  To twist the meaning or sense of. Misinterpret.
Perversion flourishes in our times. It affects every area of our existence, not only sexuality, but music, art, fashion...  In relation to Christianity, it means to turn away from God’s original purpose in creation to something which is clearly unnatural and senseless. In relation to the Bible, to pervert is to misinterpret, to twist the meaning or sense of.
The following article is "used by permission from WORLD Magazine, all rights reserved -" “It’s important to have teachers who remind us of what the Bible says, even when we’d prefer to skip pages. We occasionally plan to run articles as reminders in areas where some Christians are weakening. Below is theologian and seminary professor Wayne Grudem’s article about homosexuality from the ESV Study Bible, used by permission from Crossway.” —Marvin Olasky

The Bible and homosexuality
by Wayne Grudem

Homosexuality | A reminder of what God’s Word has to say about homosexual conduct, a teaching many believers increasingly prefer to forget

16. Quotes from Leonard Ravenhill's Personal Letters


Quotes from Leonard Ravenhill's Personal Letters, number 16

Today, I will just post this one letter, but please absorb it! Here is a man, who believed and experienced a mighty anointing of the Holy Spirit. He saw that the Scripture taught no cessation of the powerful gifts of the Spirit in the ministry of the Church. Yet, he did not scratch the “charismatic itch” for sensationalism or place experience over the Word. He knew that the explosion of physical manifestations in our time was not true revival and that success and popularity was not a proof of godliness. Len was content just to please God and to give people a word from heaven, but, as always, ‘from the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias’, this was done at great personal cost.   

Jan 25: So good to get your letter just now. Thanks. My neighbor is all lit up about J. D. book. I am glad for your evaluation of it. One perceptive brother told me J.D. interpretation of scripture has been the nerve of YWAM.

15. Quotes from Leonard Ravenhill's Personal Letters


Quotes from Leonard Ravenhill's Personal Letters, number 15

Leonard’s comments are strange medicine to those accustomed to today’s flattery in public relations. I remember Tozer saying on one of our recorded messages, “I’m not the least bit bitter!” Apparently, some misinterpreted his direct and sharp reproof. Some reading these letters of Ravenhill may do the same, but Len, as Tozer, “was not in the least bitter.” He was passionately concerned for the glory of God and the welfare of Christ’s bride. He was a gentleman, very pleasant to talk to. As his wife Martha said, “He is a lion in the pulpit, but a lamb in the home.” Ah, great testimony from the private life of a fiery prophet!
May 11, 1993: How does an impotent church dare to say it was created by an omnipotent God? Even the so-called fundamentalists shy off from the miraculous. Without unction a sermon is as flat as an uncooked meal. O for flaming hearts and tongues.