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Come & Worship

Posted onApril 27, 2015 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Some of the strongest saints we encounter on the pages of the Bible took off their shoes, bowed down, and even fell on their faces repenting in sackcloth and ashes before a Holy God. Theirs was an expression of awe and reverence before Almighty God. What ever happened to that spirit? I fear that theologians, Bible teachers, pastors, and the general Christian public have labored far too long in trying to close the gap between God and man and the result is an over familiarity. We have domesticated angels into stuffed toys, made a cartoon caricature out of Saint Peter, watered down the power of the resurrection and Easter with bunny rabbits and now God is "the Big Guy."...Keep Reading

Thoughts About Church

Posted onApril 15, 2015 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Our church was organized in a one-room school about a mile southwest )f its present location in 1856. Across the years of time God's hand has rested on Wake Chapel. Its presence, its people and its vigor pro- tide ample testimony to that fact....Keep Reading

"...he being dead yet speaketh." Hebrews 11:4 (KJV)

Posted onMarch 25, 2015 | by: Mark Poindexter | 0 comments

During my first mission trip, the Lord greatly changed my perception of the mission field. About the third day there, seeing the squalor and poverty of those people, I remember sitting down during the lunch break and praying "Lord these people need You so much." ...Keep Reading

A Good Question

Posted onFebruary 22, 2015 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

These are evil days and many of the Lord's people are under grievous burdens. Perhaps you face some particular problem for which there seems to be no answer....Keep Reading

In Your Own Eye!

Posted onFebruary 2, 2015 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Finding fault in others is fun! And it's relatively easy. After all, no one is perfect, right? It's easy, it's fun and promotes our own happiness when we can tell about something that is wrong in the life of someone else. It keeps the spotlight off us and on others....Keep Reading

About Our Worship

Posted onJanuary 15, 2015 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

While waiting for the service to begin, let the first note of the organ be a curtain to shut out the world and its cares. Let us use the time to pray asking God to bless His word to our hearts, trusting Him to open our hearts to its truth and to enable us to “DO” what we have received....Keep Reading

It’s Important to Do It Right

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

As Paul writes about the Lord's supper, he uses the phrase “...In an unworthy manner ." It may come as something of a surprise to learn that the right thing, i.e., the Lord's Supper, can be done the wrong way. But such is possible. What does Paul mean when he speaks about an unworthy manner? The context of 1 Corinthians 11 gives us the answer. Participating in the Lord's Supper with unconfessed sins is in view. The context calls for self examination and cleansing before partaking of communion. Let's celebrate communion - and let's do it the right way....Keep Reading

Thankfulness Revisited

Posted onNovember 11, 2014 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

We need to say "thank you." We need to repeat it frequently. There are precious few people to whom we could not say a well- deserved "thank you." After all, people put up with us, don't they? And to put up with some of us isn't easy, is it? Be honest. Then there are folks who go above and beyond the call of duty to encourage us and to help us in our earthly pilgrimage....Keep Reading

Thankfulness

Posted onNovember 2, 2014 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Gratitude is one of life's sweetest characteristics. We need to say "thank you." We need to repeat it frequently. There are precious few people to whom we could not say a well- deserved "thank you." After all, people put up with us, don't they? And to put up with some of us isn't easy, is it? Be honest. Then there are folks who go above and beyond the call of duty to encourage us and to help us in our earthly pilgrimage....Keep Reading

Holiday?

Posted onOctober 28, 2014 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Friday, October 31, will find much of our society focused on spooks, ghosts, goblins, costumes, candy and things that go bump in the night. We, however, have something for more significant to celebrate on October 31st. That is Reformation Day. The Reformation was the rediscovering of the good news of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. We can and should rejoice today as a time when some of the most basic fundamentals of Biblical faith again become part of the church....Keep Reading