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Are You a Discourager?

Posted onFebruary 12, 2013 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

A soldier was court-martialed and dishonorably discharged from the army of a foreign country. This followed a brief engagement of that army in war. The man was not discharged for treason, desertion or sleeping at his post of duty. He was accused of being a “discourager” of men....Keep Reading

Demonstrate Your Love

Posted onFebruary 2, 2013 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

The Apostle Paul wrote about LOVE in an incomparable fashion. His words, filled with pathos, warmth, and vitality, spring from pages of Scripture. There is nothing in all of literature human or divine that even begins to approach 1 Corinthians 13. And yet, through all the length and breadth of Paul’s writing, never once did he define LOVE. He described it with all surpassing beauty. But he gave no definition....Keep Reading

Thinking About Church

Posted onJanuary 27, 2013 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

How do you respond when someone asks, “What kind of church do you attend?” We are grateful to God for our name and our heritage. Talk about these things. Let me suggest another thought or two. It can be said that we are biblical in content, gracious in attitude, authentic by nature and relevant in approach. ...Keep Reading

What Comes First? - Matthew 6:33

Posted onJanuary 13, 2013 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

In a day of carelessness and casual Christianity, it is paramount and imperative - it is a must - that we look at our priorities frequently. What comes first in our lives? What is the most important and driving ambition of our existence? The Lord Jesus declared of Himself, “I come not to do my own will, but the will of my Father who sent me.” He commands us, as well as all of His disciples in the text given above. “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” I fear that there are some among us who do not take God and His Word seriously. “Seek ye first . . .” We often treat the Lord’s Day as any other day, and not a day of worship and fellowship with other believers, witnessing, praying, and studying God’s word....Keep Reading

Its Important to Do It Right

Posted onJanuary 7, 2013 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

"Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord." 1 Corinthians 11:27...Keep Reading

Through Jesus' Eyes

Posted onDecember 17, 2012 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Many folks enjoy looking at Christmas through the eyes of others. i find special delight in seeing Christmas through the eyes of children. I find too that it deepens my understanding of the incarnation to look at the birth of the manger babe through the eyes of the people who pass through that scene......Keep Reading

THE BIRTH OF THE KING

Posted onDecember 6, 2012 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

It is once again that delightful season of the year when we turn our attention to the manger scene. Think about it with me. An angel announced and proclaimed that birth.Joining the angel there was a multitude of heavenly hosts praising God for what had taken place.A star was used by God to guide those who had come to worship. Shepherds and wise men were present....Keep Reading

Take a few minutes...

Posted onDecember 2, 2012 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Take a few minutes right now to look around you at Wake Chapel and then breathe a prayer of gratitude and thanksgiving. God, in His indescribable goodness has drawn together some of the sweetest Christian people on this earth to worship here at Wake Chapel. Be thankful for these delightful folks....Keep Reading

Expressions of a Grateful Heart

Posted onNovember 25, 2012 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

“O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good, for His mercy endureth forever.” 1 Chronicles 16:34 Another Thanksgiving Day has passed into the annals of time. Thus, a reminder seems in order. Thanksgiving is a timeless act. The expressions of a grateful heart are eternally appropriate....Keep Reading

On Thanksgiving

Posted onNovember 18, 2012 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Do you have vision? Do you have a sound mind? Can you read? Has God given you a family? Do you have sufficient clothes to wear? Do you have food in your pantry and freezer? Do you enjoy the companionship of friends? Is your house warm? Does God hear and answer your prayers? Do you have a good physician? Do you have work to do? Can you hear? ...Keep Reading