In the middle of the Civil War, just months after the Battle of Gettysburg, President Lincoln issued a Thanksgiving proclamation. At one of the darkest hours of our nation’s history our President called for the divided nation to remember the One from whom all blessings flow. Mr. Lincoln’s words are filled with an insurmountable confidence…… Continue reading A Time for Thanks
How can the Christian pray more faithfully? Remember, prayer is a relationship. The desire to pray better should come out of a desire for a better relationship with God. Because prayer is a relationship, each person’s prayer life will be unique to the individual. Some people are more talkative, some are quieter, some are more…… Continue reading Prayer Guides
For the last seven and a half years I have taught a Bible study on prayer at every Wednesday prayer meeting. As a result I have taught over 300 different lessons on prayer, including studies of Jesus’ teaching on prayer, all the prayers of the New Testament, most of the prayers in the Old Testament…… Continue reading
Sunday morning I will conclude the series through First Peter. That sermon will be the forty second message from this short letter to churches suffering for Christ. One major theme has shown up time and time again. Christians can and must endure all afflictions because of the faithfulness of God. God was faithful to keep…… Continue reading Holy Living in a Hostile World
Does the Word live in you? The Christian should live in the Word, and the Word should live in the Christian. Does Scripture have residence in your heart and mind? Does the Bible have a voice in your conversations? Does Scripture have a place in your life? Psalm 119:11 says, “Thy word have I hid…… Continue reading Let the Word Dwell in You
I was reminded this week of how relatively unaffected our church has been by the coronavirus. We have not escaped the affects of the virus. Many in the church have family who contracted the illness, some are unable to attend because of the virus, we went through a time of limited fellowship and curtailed services…… Continue reading What is Necessary?
During the Wednesday night prayer meeting we discussed the presence of Jesus in the Christian. The following is a summary of what we talked about. “The Lord be with you all.” (2 Thessalonians 3:16) The Lord is always present with His children. He promises to never leave nor forsake us. The apostle is not suggesting…… Continue reading The Lord Be With You
Anecdotal evidence passes along the fascinatingly morbid information that a severed head retains consciousness for several seconds after its decapitation. If this is true, it is horrific to contemplate. Whether this gruesome information is true or not medical science has proven that a person without a head is soon dead. The body is a collection…… Continue reading The Head of the Body
The Vitruvian man was Leonardo Da Vinci’s attempt to calculate the perfect proportions of man and then perfectly draw that human form. Da Vinci worked out this representation of the human form so he could depict in his art an ideal figure of mankind. His careful attention to this model is part of what enabled…… Continue reading The Perfect Model
This summer a question came up a couple times during our online Bible studies. How does a Christian evaluate his growth in Christ? Answering this question helps us better understand how to grow spiritually and what spiritual growth really looks like. Addressing this question reminds us that growth in Christ is never passive. To grow…… Continue reading How do I know if I’m growing in Christ?