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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

A Refreshing Breeze

Posted onJune 13, 2017 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Though summer isn't really completely her yet, we have already had a few days when we looked for a refreshing breeze. Some people are like that. They are a cool refreshing breeze. "Picturesquely the Apostle Paul said of a dear friend '...he often refreshed me.'" (Read 2 Timothy 1:6-18) Our English word "refreshed" comes from an old Greek word which meant "to cool again." Paul's friend, Onesiphorus, was literally a breath of fresh air to Paul. He was like that coo, refreshing breeze on a hot day....Keep Reading

To Our 2017 Graduates

Posted onJune 4, 2017 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Congratulations! These glorious days of baccalaureate and gradua-tion ceremonies mark the culmination of twelve years, or more for college graduates, of training and work. Your pastor and friends here at your church rejoice with you in the attainment of this mile-stone....Keep Reading

Traditional Memorial Day at Wake Chapel - 2017

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

In the church minutes for April 1910, it is recorded “the Pastor stat-ed that we would hold Memorial Services on the third Sunday in May.” This seems to have been the beginning of Wake Chapel’s traditional Memorial Day. Newcomers will be interested to know that in those early years (prior to 1945) Wake Chapel did not have a full-time pastor. Sunday school was held each Sunday morning, but a Worship Service was only on the third Sunday of each month, with a preaching service on the prior Saturday afternoon....Keep Reading

"The Meanest Mother"

Posted onMay 14, 2017 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

I had the meanest mother in the world. While other children ate candy for breakfast, I had to have cereal, eggs, or toast. When others had cokes and candy for lunch, I had to eat a sandwich. As you guess, my supper was different from other children’s also....Keep Reading

“YOU CAN TRUST YOUR BIBLE!”

Posted onMay 10, 2017 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

“...the grass withers, and the flower falls off, but the Word of the Lord abides forever…” 1 Peter 1:24b-25a Over 24,000 manuscript copies available to us demonstrate the trustworthiness of the Bible. In addition to these manuscripts there are some 2,000 Lectionary Manuscripts (Lectionaries are collections of scripture readings produced by the early Christians for use in their church services.) We also have a multitude of scripture quotations from the writings of the church fathers (The church fathers were pastors after the Apostles). Scholars estimate that if we lost all other manuscripts, we could put together virtually all of the New Testament from those quotations alone. ...Keep Reading