Pastor's Pen

“I’m Pressing On . . .”

Posted onOctober 18, 2016 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Life is tough! It requires little knowledge and less common sense to know that. Dad and Mom’s workplace can at times border on the hostile, school for our children isn’t always a joyful and happy place and at times things at home can create tension and anxiety. All of these things and more come pouring over into our spiritual lives as well. ...Keep Reading

The Lord's Supper - Fall 2016

Posted onOctober 5, 2016 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

On the evening prior to His death, the Lord Jesus Christ gathered His disciples to celebrate the Passover meal. At the heart of this ancient feast was the remembrance of God’s redemption of His people from Egyptian bondage. On this night Jesus turned to the future and to His imminent redemptive death which was to fulfill not only the Passover but all previous sacrificial rites. No longer would His disciples look back to Old Testament types and shadows. From that night they would remember Him and His perfect, final sacrifice which was given for them....Keep Reading

“In Praise of Plodders”

Posted onSeptember 25, 2016 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31...Keep Reading

“Our Spiritual Growth Rate”

Posted onSeptember 18, 2016 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Joy is the reigning emotion at the birth of a child. Mother and father are ecstatic. Grandparents are enchanted. Without doubt, every newborn is the finest, best looking baby ever to grace planet earth....Keep Reading

9/11/01 - We Will Never Forget

Posted onSeptember 11, 2016 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Memory. What an incomparable gift! The ability to recall things that happened yesterday or even 50 years ago. Another aspect of this incomparable gift is that it can fail to recall things from yesterday or from 50 years ago. A strange and wonderful gift indeed. ...Keep Reading

Our Heartfelt Gratitude

Posted onSeptember 4, 2016 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

This is a very special day for me and for my family. It marks an anniversary that brings a unique sense of joy and overwhelming gratitude to our hearts. On Sunday morning, August 30, 1987, as Reverend Coats extended the invitation Louise and I, along with our children, Mike and Jenny, joined Wake Chapel Christian Church. The next Sunday, September 6, 1987, was my first day in the pulpit as your pastor. My sermon title that day was “What to Expect of Your Pastor.” ...Keep Reading

“We Are One”

Posted onAugust 28, 2016 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

The great concern of our Lord Jesus Christ was that His Church, the body of born-gain believers, might be one. This was His burden and the cry of His heart. He said to the Father, “I pray not for the world. I pray for those whom Thou hast given Me” (John 17:9). In Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, the oneness of the Body is emphasized. This should be our desire. We are not only members of Christ, we are members one of another. Please read 1 Corinthians 12:3-14, 15-27....Keep Reading

How Do We Worship?

Posted onAugust 22, 2016 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Worship means different things to different people. Will you take a few moments and together lets consider some questions about this important subject....Keep Reading

LEARNING TO PRAY

Posted onAugust 18, 2016 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

If we could ask the Lord Jesus to personally teach us how to be more effective in some area of our Christian life, what would be our request? On one occasion Jesus disciples had just such an opportunity. They asked, “Lord teach us to pray.” Imagine having the privilege of learning how to pray from the instruction of our Savior Himself!...Keep Reading

Do You Love Me? - A Student’s Reflection

Posted onAugust 11, 2016 | by: Hannah S. | 0 comments

Because today is Youth Sunday, today's post is from one of our youth. I hope you enjoy her heartfelt thoughts. Good morning everyone. My name is Hannah, I am seventeen years old, and will be a senior at Wake Christian Academy. This summer I was blessed with the opportunity to go on a mission trip to Washington, D.C. and partner with Mission Serve. When we arrived on Saturday, we were split up into different groups of about 10 people. This was our crew that we worked with throughout the entire week in the community....Keep Reading