Pastor's Pen

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

Already the middle of July!

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

It is hard to believe that we are already in the middle of July. In spite of the vacations that many of our people have looked forward to and are now enjoying, I trust this will be a fruitful time in ministry here at Wake Chapel. I cannot ex- press strongly enough the importance of your prayer support. Let's immerse every effort and every segment of our church life in prayer. Develop a prayer list upon which you place the name of those with specific needs, add to that list the ministries of our fellowship, and faithfully undergird all by your prayer....Keep Reading

What God Requires of Fathers

Posted onJune 21, 2016 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

It is remarkable that God describes Himself as our Heavenly FATHER. This implies He PROVIDES for and LOVES Hi children. That is the responsibility of love as God love God makes available all our needs both spiritual and material. It is wrong for fathers to think that their responsibility end with provision of material needs for their children. An father who neglects to provide for his children spiritually, not only has failed but God declares he is worse than a heathen "If any provide not for his own, and specifically for those his own house, he hath denied the faith, and worse than a infidel" (1 Tim. 5-8). We observe five imperatives for a father to love as God loves. We must love;...Keep Reading

Memorial Day

Posted onJune 2, 2016 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May S, 1868, the head of an organization of former Union soldier and sailors - the Grand Army of the Republic ( GAR) - established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Major General John A. Logan declared it should be May 30. The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. The cemetery already held the remains of 20,000 Union dead and several hundred Confederate dead....Keep Reading

Next Time it Will be Different!

Posted onJanuary 1, 2016 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

The First Time Jesus Came: He came veiled in the form of a child. A star marked His arrival. Wise men brought Him gifts. There was no room for Him. Only a few attended His arrival. He came as a baby....Keep Reading

What About Christmas Celebrations?

Posted onDecember 21, 2015 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Some of my esteemed colleagues in the ministry have deemed it as "spiritual" to speak out against the observance of Christmas. They are quick to point out that Yule logs, Christmas trees, and many other accouterments of the season are of pagan origin. Technically, they are right. But, actually they are wrong in saying we should not observe the festivities of this glorious season. Remember the old saying, "Every party has its pooper?" In putting down Christmas, these Scripture-spouting- scrooges rip the tares from the wheat so zealously that the wheat is also uprooted. I pray that the holiday heresy hunters will reconsider before they spoil someone else's joy in celebrating the birth of Christ on Christmas....Keep Reading