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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

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