Pinecrest Bible Training Center

John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone.

Beginning in 2008 the vision and bible school that God so graciously gave Wade Taylor beginning in 1968 came to an abrupt end, falling into the ground and dying.-

We now wait for God to raise up and bring forth His seed of promise in another, that the vision fail not.

Fall 1985
Dear Reader,

There is an ongoing struggle in most ministers, trying to choose between the demands on their time concerning ministry, family and their devotional life.

A lack of quality time spent with their families, due to ministry demands, has brought wreckage to many ministries. This cannot be compromised.

Some struggle for quality time alone with the Lord that their ministries might become more anointed and effective. Others take the easier path of constant activity, seeking thru effort to meet the needs and constant demands on their time by their people.

The struggle between these two aspects of ministry and spiritual life is demonstrated in Scripture as the struggle of Martha against Mary.

The activity of Martha in serving, contrasted to the meditation of Mary at the feet of Jesus has provoked many to choose one or the other as a pattern for their life or ministry. Yet, these were sisters, related to each other and living in the same household. They cannot be separated.

Martha criticized Mary for sitting at the feet of Jesus and not helping her serve. Jesus did not tell Martha to stop serving, but said that Mary was not to be criticized as she had chosen the more important function. That of devotion at the feet of Jesus.

Martha and Mary each have a part to play in our ministry. Our works and our devotional time are related. Those who spend time in the presence of the Lord can testify that the work which must be done will be accomplished much more effectively after they have come out from His presence.

Let each sister have her rightful place in your ministry, spend time with both. Jesus will travel far to come into your "house" for a visit. Then, allow Martha to serve Him, but be sure that Mary is given time to sit at His feet.

Again, I pray that this issue of the Banner will be a blessing to you. I deeply appreciate those of you who help support this ministry. Please take the time to write and share your need and opinion of the Banner. I would really like to hear from you.

May our Lord richly bless you,

Wade E Taylor

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