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"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

A Glimpse of our Youth Ministry

Posted onMay 2, 2017 | by: Seth Carter | 0 comments

Our youth ministry seeks a partnership with the body of Wake Chapel in which we give our students appropriate experiences that promote biblical growth: • In character through Service • In number through Evangelism • In their Relationship with Christ • And in love and care of each other through Fellowship....Keep Reading

Sprinter or Long Distance Runner?

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

“Routine” acts as an anesthesia to spiritual growth. Are you walking faithfully with the Lord? Do you read your Bible and pray daily? What about church attendance? Do you attend Sunday School? What about prayer meeting? Do you frequently absent yourself from Sunday’s hour of worship? Ho-hum. Been there… done that church stuff!...Keep Reading

“Love...The Foundation of Missions”

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

“Mission” according to the Oxford English Dictionary means “the action or act of sending.” Since its inception in the New Testament, the church has always sent missionaries to preach the good news about Jesus Christ. That message is what sets all missionary efforts apart from humanitarian enterprises. The needs of mankind are legion. Hunger. Poverty. Sickness. The list is without end. Yet man’s greatest, deepest, and most fundamental need is the matter of sin. Men, women, boys, and girls are sinners. The Bible says so. If every need of humankind was fully satisfied except sin, mankind would still be miserable. Sin is man’s ultimate dilemma....Keep Reading

God's Faithfulness Today

Posted onFebruary 28, 2017 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Unfaithfulness is a hall mark of life in this day. In the world of business and commerce a man's word, with few exceptions, is no longer his bond. In the social world, marital infidelity abounds. In the religious realm, scores of men now attack and deny the faith they once solemnly promised to uphold....Keep Reading

Exchanges Welcome

Posted onFebruary 12, 2017 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

When we break a bone, we can go to the emergency room or the doctor’s office for the needed medical attention. But who can care for a heart that is broken? When the heart is crushed and life is wretched, when there is no strength left for the struggle of life, we need someone. But who? The physician might prescribe some time off, perhaps a long vacation trip. But how do you leave your heart? When you get off the plane ten thousand miles away, you carry your wounded spirit and a broken heart with you....Keep Reading

The Power of Words

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

In our society as a nation we rejoice in the freedom of speech, but, like so many other freedoms, speech is not cheap even though free. Again, it is a freedom that can be easily abused. A Methodist layman once said to John Wesley, “If I have one talent, it is to speak my mind.” Wesley replied, “Sir, that is one tal-ent the Lord would not mind you burying.”...Keep Reading

Through Jesus' Eyes - 2016

Posted onDecember 18, 2016 | 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 in-carnation to look at the birth of the manger babe through the eyes of people who pass through that scene. . . Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, the angels, the innkeeper, Herod, and the others. How did they see the nativity? What were their hearts and thoughts? What an awesome contemplation!...Keep Reading