About the man behind the words
Let me understand the teaching of your precepts; then I will meditate on your wonders. Psalm 119:27
Richard Joseph Krejcir lives in Southern California and is married to the beautiful MaryRuth and a precious son Ryan born May 10, 2006, a miracle from God. He is committed to prayer, spiritual growth, and integrity. He is the Founder and Director of Into Thy Word Ministries, a missions and discipling ministry, with a call upon his heart to bring discipleship materials to pastors and everyone who needs them here and overseas. He is the author of numerous articles, curriculums and the book, Into Thy Word, and is also an ordained pastor, teacher, and speaker. He is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena California (Master of Divinity) and holds a Ph.D. (Practical Theology) from London. He has amounted over 20 years of pastoral ministry experience, mostly in youth ministry, including serving as a church growth consultant.
Dr. Krejcir has been teaching inductive Bible study principles at camps, conferences and churches all over the world since 1978. He does this to give people opportunities and tools so they can learn how to gain those life-impacting insights from the Bible. Richard has been personally discipled by some of Christendom's greatest thinkers and leaders, including his uncle Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer, others such as Dr. Walter Martin, Chuck Miller, Ralph Winter, and Robert Boyd Munger have personally mentored him, as well as other great and godly men. His main influencers have been Schaeffer as well as Oswald Chambers and Charles Haddon Spurgeon. Richard has learned and remains committed to teaching people how to find the time for Christ, how to be His disciple, and how to understand His Word better.
The following are essential to the Christian's walk of faith, which Richard strives to the fullest to obey and practice daily:
- Acaring, effective love relationship with Jesus Christ as LORD.
- A lifestyle dedicated to obeying God's Will.
- Daily devotional times, prayer, and studying of God's Word.
- A joyful love and willingness to serve our Lord, even through personal sacrifice.
- A witness for Christ without hypocrisy.
- A firm desire to be God's child through trust and obedience.
- A working faith in God's promises for all daily needs and in all situations.
But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ--the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Philippians 3:7-11