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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


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


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

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