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“The Protestant Reformation and Singing”

Posted onOctober 16, 2017 | by: Dave Brown | 0 comments

This month will mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. There were many individuals that God used during that time of spiritual awakening. One of the best known individuals is Martin Luther. He was a reformer, a preacher, a theologian, a political leader, and a Bible translator. But many may not know that he was also a musician....Keep Reading

Why Do You Share?

Posted onOctober 8, 2017 | by: Seth Carter | 0 comments

Everyone has different reasons. Some reasons are more rousing than others. But when it comes to you, what is your motivation to share the gospel with others?...Keep Reading

Prayer - A Privilege or a Responsibility?

Posted onSeptember 24, 2017 | by: Dave Brown | 0 comments

The answer is yes. Prayer is both a privilege and a responsibility and more. When I think of prayer as a privilege I think of Philippians 4:6-7 where we read, “do not be anxious about anything, but in every-thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”...Keep Reading

Music!!

Posted onAugust 27, 2017 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order and lends to all that is good and just and beautiful.” So wrote Plato. And all who love and appreciate music echo his sentiment....Keep Reading

Who Is God?

Posted onAugust 21, 2017 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Taken from the Princeton Theologian of an era past — B.B. Warfield, as he discussed John 3:16...Keep Reading

Serfdom on the Rise in the 21st Century

Posted onAugust 13, 2017 | by: Seth Carter | 0 comments

A few years back, I and other leaders in our youth ministry combined our thoughts, passions, and philosophies in order to come up with a joint pur-pose statement for our youth ministry. Happily, we were quite unified in our responses, and we came up with the following purpose statement....Keep Reading

HOW COULD HE KNOW?

Posted onAugust 6, 2017 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

As Christians today, we sometimes wonder just how Jesus Christ can really understand and be sympathetic with us. We have been taught that Jesus had no sin nature and that being true, how could He feel what we feel? How could he know what my temptations are like? The answer lies in remembering three things. First, we have been rightly taught that Jesus had no sin nature. Second, Jesus is not sympathetic with our sin nature, rather He died for that old sin nature. ...Keep Reading

Thinking About Heaven

Posted onJuly 29, 2017 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

I must confess that my own thoughts or lack thereof are often a puzzle to me. For instance, take the subject of heaven. Aren't Christians, especially pastors, supposed to spend a lot of time thinking about heaven? Some folks believe so. I'm not sure that I live up to that standard, however. How is it with you?...Keep Reading

“ONE PRESCRIPTION THAT WORKS”

Posted onJuly 23, 2017 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Have you ever noticed how many people are on some kind of medication? If it isn’t a prescription drug then some over-the-counter nostrum. Some work, some don’t. Often the doctors are not sure which is which. Prescriptions of another nature are often necessary for spiritual good health. Our Lord was the attending physician who suggested the following medication for all saints....Keep Reading