Pick Up Your Stone

A favorite Bible story for most children is David and Goliath. Here is a young shepherd boy, perhaps 12-14 years old ready and willing to take his stand before a heavily armed, giant of a worrier experienced in combat. That does sound like a child’s story and not true to life. But wait a minute, […]

The Unknown

How intimidating it must have been for Joshua to wake up the morning he was to lead Israel into new territory, a land with fortified cities, experienced and superior armies and ‘giants in the land.” It would have been far more comfortable and safer to remain where they were even though it was a desert. […]

What Do You Think?

12/30/2020 Our minds are filled with information, news and ideas all day long. Five days ago our thoughts were filled with thoughts of Christmas, the celebration of the incarnation – God becoming man, Jesus the greatest gift ever given and the most important gift to receive. God’s gift to us keeps on giving for our […]

A Birthing Cave

As we read the gospels, Matthew – John, we will notice a great deal of symbolism regarding Jesus and His identity as the Messiah, the very Son of God. I don’t believe there is any detail left to chance that speaks of Jesus’ identity and mission. For example, His birth announcement to the shepherds watching […]

A Voice

The second advent reading for December 6, was Isaiah 40:3-5: A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For […]

ADVENT IS. . .

We have entered the season of advent, four weeks before Christmas. Advent means a coming into place, view or being; arrival. So, what do we celebrate that is coming into being, the fulfillment of God’s promise long ago of a savior, redeemer Messiah. Emmanuel is God with us as our redeemer and friend. Not an […]

Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart

There is a song we’ve sung for some time titled, “Give Thanks.” It simply says; “Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks unto the Holy one; give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ His Son. . . .” Tomorrow is a day of thanks that was first held in 1621 when governor Bradford declared […]

A Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving

At this time of the year and the state of the Union it would be beneficial to know what took place on September 25, 1789, when the very first federal Congress had just finished framing the Bill of Rights – the Capstone of the Constitution. Mr. Elias Boudinot called for an opportunity for all U.S. […]

To Make Him Known

There is a resource that lists important people and their contributions to society, it’s called, Marquis Who’s Who and has been the standard since 1898. This is an excellent resource for every generation to learn and remember influential people in previous generations that would otherwise be forgotten. It wouldn’t be right not to know about the […]

Lift Up Our Leaders

Last week we looked at the need to pray for all people and leaders whether they are Christian or heathen. Paul was writing during the reign of emperor Nero when Christians were severely persecuted and killed. Such was the fate of Paul when he returned to Rome. We must also remember that heathen rulers are […]