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Core Passions of my Ministry

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Dean Butler

As I continue my ministry in writing and sharing God's Word, there are certain themes that I am deeply passionate about. These themes shape my message and guide my mission to lead others to Christ and help believers grow in their faith. Here are the core areas I focus on, each supported by scripture:

1. Salvation Through Jesus Christ

The uniqueness of Christ and the singular path to redemption through belief in Him are foundational to our faith. Jesus said in John 14:6, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through Me." This truth is central to everything we believe and share.

2. Authority of Scripture

Grounding all teachings and beliefs in the Bible is essential. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 reminds us, "All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work." The Bible is our ultimate authority and guide.

3. Discernment and Awareness of False Teachings

In a world filled with misleading voices, we must be discerning. Jesus warned in Matthew 7:15, "Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves." Staying vigilant against false teachings protects our faith.

4. Spiritual Growth and Surrender

Encouraging believers to surrender to God's will and grow in their faith is vital. Romans 12:1-2 calls us to this life of transformation: "Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind."

5. Holy Spirit's Role

The Holy Spirit plays a crucial role in guiding and teaching us. Jesus promised in John 14:26, "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you." We need the Holy Spirit to understand and live out God's truth.

6. Practical Christian Living

Forgiveness, gratitude, prayer, God's love, community, and hope in difficult times are practical aspects of our faith. Philippians 4:6-7 encourages us, "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

7. Encouragement and Assurance

Providing assurance of God's promises and His plan for our lives is a source of strength. Jeremiah 29:11 offers this hope: "For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." God's promises are steadfast and true.

8. Warnings Against Worldly Distractions

Addressing how worldly distractions can hinder our relationship with God is essential. 1 John 2:15-16 cautions us, "Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world." We must prioritize our relationship with God above all else.

These themes are at the heart of my passion for writing and sharing God's Word. My prayer is that these messages encourage you, strengthen your faith, and draw you closer to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen!

Fifty years ago, I committed my life to serving the Lord. I hold an associate degree in Christian Education and a bachelor’s degree in Christian Counseling. I live by 1 Corinthians 9:16, and Ephesians 3:7-8. In my retirement, I focus on studying and sharing the teachings of God’s Word with others. Besides writing this Blog, I maintain 3 Facebook pages dedicated to spreading the Word of God. Email:

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