Pastor's Pen

"Seeing With Jesus' Eyes"

Posted onOctober 8, 2015 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Two people looked out of the same window at the same moment. One saw the night, the other saw the stars. Our eyes see what we want them to see. Perhaps it would be more precise to say that we interpret what our eyes see the way we want to. It's the old story of the glass of water. Is it half full or half empty? What strange creatures we human beings are! This propensity to see what we want to see carries over into our churches as well. In all likelihood, the following story is lived out somewhere every Sunday....Keep Reading

Christian Urgency!

Posted onAugust 24, 2015 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Every year along about this time, I feel compelled to say something like, "Well, another summer is almost gone." Maybe so. But the calendar reminds us that fall does not officially begin until September 23....Keep Reading

You Are Contagious!

Posted onAugust 19, 2015 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

The Bible says: The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, and self-control....Keep Reading

A God Who Knows and Cares

Posted onAugust 10, 2015 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

A. W. Tozer was an outstanding leader in the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church for many years. Though Dr. Tozer has preceded us to glory, he lives on in his deeply devotional and thought provoking writings. Here is an example of his work....Keep Reading

Freedom

Posted onJuly 5, 2015 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Freedom! What a glorious thought. So many yearn for it. So few have it. China, the most populous nation in all the earth, is enslaved. According to the World Almanac that is more than 1.2 billion people. Other countries are equally blighted. How good God has been to us. All who read this enjoy the privilege of living in a nation that is free. Frances Scott Key penned these marvelous words:...Keep Reading

To Our Graduates

Posted onJune 7, 2015 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Congratulations! These glorious days of baccalaureate and graduation 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 milestone....Keep Reading

Mother's Day

Posted onMay 12, 2015 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

In the 20th chapter of Exodus, we read: Honor your father and mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you. - Exodus 20:12...Keep Reading

WHAT HAPPENS AT CHURCH?

Posted onMay 4, 2015 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Often churches make much over an order of service. Some congregations want a different one each week while others never want anything to change. Interestingly enough the New Testament doesn't provide us with an order of service for modern-day church meetings. Rather, from Acts and the Epistles, we learn that what the early church did ...Keep Reading

How to Come to Church

Posted onMay 4, 2015 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

How we come to church is important. I am not thinking of transportation but of attitudes. Attitudes are crucial…they determine, to a great degree, the outcome of our worship experience. How did you come to church today? What thoughts were in your mind as you dressed and drove to worship today? Was your thought life preparing you for worship?...Keep Reading