Being Content

January 27, 2023
Philippians 4:10-20 “Being Content” January 29, 2023 A little girl was walking in a garden and noticed a particularly beautiful flower. She admired its beauty and enjoyed its fragrance. “It’s…

God’s Plans for Us

January 8, 2023
Pastor Eugene Morell once shared about God's Game Plan. A few years after he committed his heart to Christ, he felt he was called to the Ministry. He told his…

Embrace The New God Will Do

January 1, 2023
John D. Rockefeller, was very determined as a young person to become successful and rich.  At age 33, he earned his first million.  At age 43, he controlled the biggest…

Shout For Joy

December 25, 2022
Somewhere in a restaurant in Paris, there is a picture of children leaping in the air, because of great joy they experienced.  It was taken on the day Paris was…

Love Came to Us

December 18, 2022
It was Christmas Eve 1963 when Henry and his wife Judy made the 15 miles trip back home after the service.  The unthinkable happened.  Their car hit black ice and…

The Peace Of Christ

December 4, 2022
Is peace possible? Is it beyond all reasonable expectation that we on planet earth will somehow, some day, live in peace? That’s what the angels sang about, on the fields…

The Hope in Christ

November 27, 2022
Ephesians 2: 1-10 The first Sunday in Advent – HOPE Joe Bailey in his book "A View From a Hearse" tells of the time his son died of cancer.  He…

A Soldier Of God”

November 13, 2022
During World War I a Protestant chaplain with the American troops in Italy became a friend of a local Roman Catholic priest. In time, the chaplain who moved on with…

The Fingerprints of God

November 6, 2022
I don’t know about you but I like to watch shows about the solving of crimes – shows like Forensic Files, CSI Miami and Law and Order. One of the…

Grace by Faith

October 30, 2022
William Barclay wrote the following in his Romans commentary: “One of the great stories of the Christian Church is that of Telemachus.  He was a hermit of the desert, but…

Growing in God’s Grace

October 23, 2022
A man in a psychiatric ward told a therapist, “I can only take so much. I lost my job, my wife left me because of that...and then my children don't…

Thanks be to God

October 9, 2022
Rudyard Kipling, who was the author of “The Jungle Book”, was so popular that his writings were earning him about $10-00 per word.  A few college students however didn’t appreciate…

Seek Encouragement in God

October 2, 2022
Edward Steichen, who eventually became one of the world's most renowned photographers, almost gave up on the day he shot his first pictures.  At 16, he bought a camera and…

The Abundant Life

September 11, 2022
The 1 Dead Sea is called the Dead Sea for a reason: it's dead.  This is because of its salt content.  It is the saltiest body of water on the…

How Great Thou Art

September 4, 2022
“How Great Thou Art” is a treasured hymn of praise among God’s people. The inspiration came from a Swedish poem entitled “O Store Gud”, which means “O Great God.” It…

The Person God Chooses

August 28, 2022
A newspaper group in Austria had its annual event of selecting the most beautiful woman in their region.  People were asked to send in pictures of the woman they thought…
Leonard Bernstein, American conductor, was once asked, “What is the hardest instrument to play?”  Without any hesitation, he replied, “Second fiddle.  I can always get plenty of first violinists.  But…

Follow Jesus’ Example

August 14, 2022
Dr. Tony Campolo, sociology professor and ordained Baptist minister one evening took a late flight back home after a conference.  The passenger next to him talked non-stop.  He bragged about…

God’s Restoration

August 7, 2022
Many years ago there was a restaurant, The Anchor, that was the pride of a coastal village in Dunbar Scotland.  But over time with the building getting older and older…

The Call Of God

July 24, 2022
A little girl had been trying for hours to learn the art of tying her shoes.  She became very agitated and started crying.  Again and again her mother had to…

He Took Our Place

July 10, 2022
In Charles Dickens’s novel “ A Tale of Two Cities” Cities”, a young French aristocrat was condemned to die by the guillotine during the bloody French Revolution. He was sentenced…

Secure in God

July 3, 2022
A retired couple was alarmed by the threat of nuclear war so they undertook a serious study of all the inhabited places on the globe. Their goal w as to…
Perhaps you’ve heard the classic story about the faithful pastor who was told by his superior that something was wrong with his ministry.  The supervisor told him, “Only one person…

By God’s Grace

May 29, 2022
When Dr. Billy Graham was driving through a small southern town, he was stopped by a traffic officer and charged with speeding.  Graham admitted his quilt, but was told by…

Would You Believe?

May 22, 2022
A small congregation in the foothills of the Great Smoky mountains in Tennessee was in the process of building a new sanctuary on a piece of land willed to them…
Mary Lewis, Director of Children ministries at the Marion First Baptist Church in North Carolina, was asked to speak on Peter's denial of Jesus and how he was given a…
St. Augustine was from Numidia, North Africa and became one of the most prominent church leaders in history. But as a young man he was wayward – so much so,…

The Rolled Away Stone

April 17, 2022
During the Thirty Years’ War in the 17th century, German pastor Paul Gerhardt and his family were forced to flee from their home. One night as they stayed in a…

Faces In The Crowd

April 10, 2022
incident that evoked different emotions in his mind. He was walking down Prague's Wenceslaus Square when suddenly he ended up in the middle of a crowd. There was a politician…

Man Of Sorrows

April 3, 2022
Franz Delitzsch one of the most prominent commentators on the prophecy of Isaiah, had the following to say to a group of theologians - “The 53rd chapter tells us so…

The Harvest of the Cross

March 27, 2022
During the reign of Cyrus, king of Persia, who lived about 550 years before Christ, there was a tribal chief named Cagular who constantly harassed the Persian army. Exasperated by…

The Obedience of Christ

March 20, 2022
One of the most profound deathbed confessions came from Prof. J. Gresham Machen, the founder of Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.  As he laid suffering in…

God’s Way Of Love

March 13, 2022
C.S. Lewis described God’s love like this: "God, who needs nothing, loves into existence wholly superfluous creations in order that He may love and perfect them. He created the universe,…

He Took Our Place

March 6, 2022
During the Civil War a man by the name of George Wyatt was drawn by lot to go to the front. He had a wife and six children and a…

The Supremacy Of Christ

February 27, 2022
A man was arraigned for murder in Los Angeles about 60 years ago.  It was a difficult case with a lot of circumstantial evidence.  The man’s defence lawyer thought of…
In April 1912, a 39 year old Scottish preacher from the Walworth Road Baptist Church in London, Rev. John Harper, was making a trip across the Atlantic Ocean.  He was…

Make The Best Of Our Time

February 13, 2022
Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400.  It doesn't carry over a balance from one day to the next.  Every night deletes whatever part…

Blessed Assurance

February 6, 2022
A tightrope walker once strung a cable across Niagara Falls all the way from the American to the Canadian side.  There were about 5000 people who witnessed the spectacle as…

Following Jesus

January 30, 2022
What moved a young man from a wealthy family while being in medical school in the 1850's to go and live in the poorest neighbourhood in London?  What moved him…

Answering God’s Call

January 23, 2022
A Man was telling his neighbour, “I just bought a new hearing aid.  It cost me $4000-00, but it's the best you can buy.”  “Really, what kind is it?”, replied…

Seize The Day

January 9, 2022
In the movie Dead Poet Society Robin Williams used the Latin phrase, “Carpe Diem”, when he wanted to emphasize to his students the importance of doing what you have to…
In 1910, two explorers began their quests to become the first man to ever set foot on the southernmost point on earth.  It was the “Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration”…

Reactions To Jesus’ Coming

December 26, 2021
The most significant world event of 1809 was the fall of Austria by the hands of Napoleon.  In the same year two prominent world leaders, William Gladstone and Abraham Lincoln…

God Came To Us

December 25, 2021
After returning home from a long tour, Bono, lead singer of the pop group U2, returned to Dublin and attended a Christmas Eve service.  At some point in the service,…

Christmas is The Christ

December 24, 2021
A little boy was told by his father to wait in a corner at a store, while he had a tire changed on his car.  It turned out that the…

The Gift Of Love

December 19, 2021
Christmas stories are fascinating – especially this time of the year.  There is the story of Cibor, a man named Andrew, shared in a Christian magazine.  Andrew went to a…

Joy To The World

December 12, 2021
Dr. Wilt from “The Joyful Noise Letter” in the Dec. 2003 edition asked, “What is Joy?  It is one of the most important things in the whole universe.”  CS Lewis…

Everlasting Hope

November 28, 2021
When George H. Bush was vice president he represented the U.S. at the funeral of Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.  Bush was deeply moved by a silent protest carried out by…