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|MAVERICK MINISTRIES |
Greetings from Cleburne! My hope is to be able to minister to some small churches in the area. I am available for pulpit supply, revivals, men's and women's meetings or small groups. I can also provide biblical guidance or mediation as well as helping you with computer advice or setting up a website for your church.
I will do this at no charge for those those churches that are struggling financially. If I can be of any service, please contact me.
|Who Am I? |
I am a bivocational minister
I am a full time computer geek to pay my bills so that I can minister.
I supply pulpits and I am available for revivals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
As you can see from my links, I also minister on the Internet by posting and sending sermons to various groups.
I write poetry when I can and have published two books.
In my spare time, I am "Paw-Paw" to seven grandchildren in Arlington and Joshua.
Without God's grace and my wife's support I wouldn't have energy for any of this!!! Sometimes I get tired just looking at this web page.
I hope you will take a look at my poetry and sermons hopefully finding a blessing or at least a challenge!!
I wrote my books so that my grandchildren would have a tangible spiritual blessing should I catch the next train to Glory.
Check back as the links will change and I plan to add some other pages!
So, y'all come back now, heah?
Anyone who has been around computers knows the term GIGO, Garbage In, Garbage Out. A computer only does what it is told and while the computer gets the blame for any problems, the responsibility usually lies with the programmer. Most computer glitches are human glitches. A programmer saving space and misjudging the quality of his product caused the great Y2K scare.
The human brain is the greatest computer ever designed. It also relies upon programming in a sense. Conscience, talents, common sense, and gut instincts were programmed in at the factory. Parents and culture add social etiquette, science, and math skills.
What is tremendous about the brain is that after awhile, it starts programming itself. Data is fed to it and the brain determines how it will assimilate and use that data. It can either accept or reject programming from outside sources. It can enhance it or degrade it by its modifications. Computers cannot upgrade themselves, yet. Moreover, despite artificial intelligence science fiction they are no greater than their programmer is. Indeed no matter how advanced a brain becomes it cannot exceed the intelligence of its Creator.
The brain's capabilities barring hardware problems is limited or expanded by the quality of data it receives. It can suffer from GIGO. Put in it hatred, unbelief, jealousy, lust, greed, etc and you will get garbage for output. Input faith, hope, charity, selflessness, contentment, etc and you will get high quality output and a computer functioning without the normal parameters of its Creator.
Many times Christians see garbage output in their lives and they blame the devil, the world, the flesh, or something else. Sometimes it is due to poor assimilation or compilation of the data received, but more often than not, it is that they have been putting garbage data in and they can only get garbage out.
Phil 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. KJV
Behold what manner of input we are to be receiving. Many Christians can quote this passage, but do they really understand that it is a core or kernel truth to their proper functioning? If we are not placing these kinds of thoughts in our mind and heart, we are not going to see the output desired by God or ourselves.
If we live for the gossip TV shows and frequent movies and web sites that do not give us input within the parameters of Phil 4:8, we will get corrupted files and heart or kernel errors. This will manifest itself in Bold Signs Of Disobedience or Bad Sessions Of Depression (BSOD). We will have no peace and our lives will be fragmented with lost sectors of fruitfulness and joy. Obedience will defragment us and restore to us lost sectors or years of service to the Programmer.
Brethren, let us strive to filter our data through the parameters of this verse and instead of Garbage In and Garbage Out we will experience Godliness In and Godliness Out.
THE ANVIL OF GOD'S WORD
Last eve I passed beside a blacksmith's door
And heard the anvil sing the vesper chime;
Then, looking in, I saw upon the floor
Old hammers, worn with blasting years of time.
"How many anvils have you had," said I,
"To wear and batter all these hammers so?"
"Just one," said he; and then, with twinkling eye,
"The anvil wears the hammers out, you know."
And so I thought, the anvil of God's Word
For ages, skeptic blows have beat upon.
Yet tho' the noise of falling blows was heard
The anvil is unharmed--the hammers gone.
“Hey, Jew Boy!”
Sept 2, 2006
Some said it behind your back.
Others were not so coy.
Their words like a whip did crack
When they’d shout, “Hey, Jew Boy!”
You may have learned to fear
To admit just who you were.
How many times did you shed a tear
When you heard that awful slur?
I’ve endured words and deeds as cruel.
For years thinking I was just a Goy.
Now like finding a precious hidden jewel
I’ve learned that I may be a Jew Boy!
While you have grimaced in pain and shame
I take it as an honor without giving them a look.
If someone decides to call me that name
It only proves that he’s the sorry schnook!
Years of taunting can take their toll
But I’ve learned to count them a joy
Since the One who died to save my soul
Suffered worse than hearing, “Hey, Jew Boy!”
If I am blessed to be kin to the mighty Jews of old
Whom God used to write His Story of His Son
Then I’ll shout it loud, and be right bold
Lest I be ashamed when my battle’s won!
So, my friend, let them taunt and jeer
For they know not of with what they toy.
Their time will come when they will fear
When they stand before the King “Jew Boy!”
|Which Way To God?|
Mohammed, Hare Krishna, "Living Right", Confucius, Rev Ike, Rev Moon, Shintoism, The Occult, Hinduism, Mormonism, Taoism, Psychology, Zen Yoga, Tai Chi, Modernism, Russellism, Baptists, Bahaism, Judaism, Catholicism, Adventism, Modernism, Silva, Davidianism, Christianity, Science, UFOs, New Age, Drugs, Moral Majority, Rev Hinn, The Ten Commandments, The New Apostolic Reformation
"I am THE way, THE truth, and THE life; no man cometh unto THE Father, but by ME." John 14:6 (KJV)
HOW CAN I KNOW THAT CHRIST IS THE RIGHT ONE?
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be saved." Rom 10:13
"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, BLASPHEMERS, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy," II Tim: 2:1,2 Paul accurately describes today's society. All the mentioned characteristics fulfill prophecy and give validity to the claim that the Bible is God's Word and the Bible says that Jesus is THE Son of God.
The predication of men being blasphemers is very significant. The definition of blasphemy is the act of insulting God or showing contempt for or lack of reverence for God; also, claiming the attributes of deity or having irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable.
Who do people curse and swear by? GOD and JESUS CHRIST! Who do many cultists claim to be? JESUS CHRIST! What name is sacred to many, and yet, most people show little reverence to it? JESUS CHRIST!
I have been in other countries and have not found people using the name of Buddha or Allah in vain, or claiming to be them. One would be executed! Even in those countries, the most popular curse is JESUS CHRIST! By their own lips they confirm the deity of Christ, because God said in the end times, men would be blasphemers of GOD and today they blaspheme no one else as CHRIST is blasphemed! They mock Him now, as they did on the Cross, nearly two thousand years ago.
There is no doubt that JESUS is THE Christ, THE SON OF GOD. If after reading this, you will reject Christ, you fulfill other verses in the Bible. "But if our Gospel be HID, it is hid to them that are lost: in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them that believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of CHRIST, who is THE image of GOD, should shine unto them (II Cor 4:3,4).
Why not accept THE Way and THE Truth and be saved from sin and Hell? If you would like to be saved, use the following prayer as an example to tell God and His Son, Jesus, you want salvation! The words are not magical. God looks on the heart and, not the lips. Call out to Him, in your own way! You may call longer or louder than someone else. That is fine! Just call before it is too late!
Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and that Your Son, Jesus Christ, died and rose again to pay for my sins. I want Him to be my King and Saviour. Please forgive me for my sins. I want to turn from my sin and, with your help, to obey You. Save me now, for Jesus' sake. Thank You for saving me, Amen.
Dr. Ron Shultz
The rock! The rock!
The forces of evil rage
Around me like a wildfire!
Fears, doubts, and failures
Howl fiercely within me,
But I will stand. I WILL STAND
On the Rock, on the Rock!
That Rock is Jesus!!
July 15, 2000
Death Of A Marriage
When men abdicate
And women pontificate
Nerves begin to grate
Actions agitate, irritate, and aggravate
Angry words proliferate
So they bicarbonate and medicate
Until they separate
In a fit of hate
From the one they chose as a mate
Thus their family they decimate
By swallowing satan’s bait
Instead of allowing God to participate
In the bond they did consummate.
May 3, 2005
Broken bones, lost teeth,
Bull snot swirling in air.
Rodeo. Gee Haw!
Jun. 20, 1994
Jesus, Rednecks, and Me
Jesus was a redneck like me I know. So many places in the Bible tell me so. He was born in a barn and slept on a hay trough bed. So, I know that Jesus' neck must be a little red.
His step-daddy was a carpenter with calluses on his hand. Jesus traveled by foot or mule in His Southern homeland. He never received a degree from any ivy-league schools, Yet he made the high flautin' city doctors look just like fools.
He hung around with fishermen in their Judean bass boats And he knew the difference between the sheep and the goats. He spent most of his time with the social outcasts and the poor. Just like a Southern gentleman all were welcome at His door.
He went from one to another little Israeli rural town Teachin' underneath the blue sky a sittin' on the ground. He took His lessons from the land and the lowly beast. He's even workin' up a Church Homecoming Feast!
I don't have to do no fancy talkin' when I kneel in prayer And just like my best friend Pete, He is always there. We spend time at each other's houses though He is mostly at mine. By listenin' to His holy words I can walk that narrow line.
One day those city folks nailed Him to an old rugged Cross. What would be my everlasting gain was their eternal loss. Like that mighty Mississippi that river of blood flooded my soul And saved me from torment in the Devil's flaming water hole!
You can be a city slicker, a country boy or from some little town, But unless Jesus saves your soul one-day to Hell you will go down. Call upon Him while you can from sin to set you free. He can do it for you, cuz He saved an old redneck like me!
Aug 22, 1998
It has been asked so for future folks who wonder the same thing, Maverick Ministries is not a 501(c) 3 ministry. It is more of a no profit ministry as I do most of my work without compensation and what little money I may make along the way I pay taxes on it. I don't ask for donations and can't give you a tax receipt and thus not bound by the rules applicable to such organizations. I am a private citizen ministering to po' folks. It is truly a faith based operation.
The good part about this is that I can say what I want about any topic. This ministry is a separate entity and is run solely by myself. It is not supported, sanctioned or anything else by any group or organization. The views and opinions voiced do not represent anyone but me within my 1st Amendment rights and are not necessarily the views and opinions of anyone I may work for, with or near. Indeed, while I approve (at least mostly) with the folks I have links to that does not necessarily mean they approve of me even partly.
That is one of the reasons I have been called a Maverick and why this ministry bears that name.
Thank ya kindly!