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Created in the Image of God

06/18/2020

Whites and blacks. Black lives matter. Ethnic prejudice. Anger. Pain. Frustration. Protests. Do these things sound familiar? Issues of race and injustice are front and center of the national conversation at this time.  Discrimination on the basis of skin color is loudly condemned. A Christian …

Open My Eyes!

05/09/2020

“Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.” Psalm 119:18 As a believer in Jesus, your times in God's word are always rich with meaning to you, right? Every time your pastor preaches the Scriptures, the words illuminate your mind and stir up your desire for the Lord, …

Be Still My Soul

04/24/2020

“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10). The hymn, “Be Still, My Soul,” written by Katharina A. von Schlegel beautifully sets forth the teaching of this text. Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side,Bear patiently the …

An Interesting Observation

04/09/2020

We all grieve when we see how our Country has has changed over the years. So many of the popular opinions in the culture today are in opposition to biblical truth. At the same time we have a lot for which to be thankful. We still enjoy religious liberty which is denied in many other parts of the …

The God of All Comfort

03/19/2020

“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort…”  (II Corinthians 1:3). What a wonderful title, “the God of all comfort.” In Romans 15:13 He is called the God of hope and in I Peter 5:10, the God of all grace. What an encouraging message …

After This Manner Pray

02/20/2020

THE MORE THIS BLESSED and wondrous prayer be pondered—one which we personally love to think of as “the family prayer”—the more will the perfect wisdom of its Author be apparent. Here we are taught both the manner and method of how to pray, and the Father’s good will toward us, and therefore has He …

Consider One Another

01/06/2020

In our human nature there is a tendency to think only about ourselves, but this verse says we are to “consider  one another.”  We are members of the same family and partners in the same work.  Someone has said, “The Bible knows nothing of solitary religion.”  We must be involved with other people …

How The Ten Commandments Work

11/26/2019

My family was attending a worship service punctuated by a powerful sermon on the Ten Commandments. After its conclusion, I turned to my wife Luella and said, “I’m so glad our children were here to listen to that sermon!”It happened to me without even noticing: I placed myself outside the circle of …

Dealing With Guilt

10/04/2019

DO YOU EVER STRUGGLE with feelings of guilt? Are you haunted by guilt-ridden moments in your life and wish you could undo the past? Have you found that the more you try to ignore your guilty conscience, the stronger it grows? Wrestling with guilt can be a paralyzing, life-consuming battle that …

The Christian's Love To Christ

07/15/2019

The following is an excerpt from The True Christian’s Love to the Unseen Christ, written by English pastor Thomas Vincent over 300 years ago.  It is observed, and it is greatly to be lamented, that there is, of late years, a great decay in the power of godliness among those that are sincere; and is …