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…

What is Mankind?

January 19, 2023
What Is Mankind? Rev. Robin Ross Psalm 8:1,3 1Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. 3When I…

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 Road to Bethlehem (Part 2)

December 15, 2022
THE ROAD TO BETHLEHEM (2)              2 Samuel 23:8-17 The season of Advent is intended to be a time of soul-searching, repentance, and preparation for the coming of Jesus –…
It's the second Sunday of Advent, a word that derives from Latin "advenire" – "to arrive or come", a traditional time of repentance and preparation for the celebration of the…

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…

Grumbling or Patience?

November 13, 2022
Exodus 16:1-15 This part of Exodus occurs after the miracle of crossing the Red Sea on dry ground with a wall of water on each side. Now, in the desert,…

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…

What is that in your Hand?

November 6, 2022
Israel Is Enslaved 1875 BC – Joseph brings his father Isaac to Egypt to escape famine – 70 people. 1450 BC. – 2 million+ descendants (foreigners) are enslaved to build…

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…
Why is trusting God hard? When we receive Christ as our Saviour and Lord, we trust Him to forgive our sins and give us a restored relationship with Himself and…

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…

Why we should trust God

October 16, 2022
The beauty of our Christian faith is trusting God to save us from our sins. 1 Peter 1:21 reads, "Through Christ you have come to trust in God." But trusting…

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…

Where your heart is

September 23, 2022
Picture this. A couple in their mid-fifties settle back into their lounge chairs on their Caribbean cruise as they celebrate early retirement. They had three grown children, two of whom…

Facing Tomorrow with Confidence

September 18, 2022
Of all the parables Jesus told, today's certainly is one of the most difficult to understand. What can we make of an irresponsible employee shafting his boss and getting praised…

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…

If you hate your job

September 6, 2022
Conversations with a young mechanic who finds his job unfulfilling: he wants to become a fire fighter, but it's not happening. He's distracted on the job, thinking of what else…

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…

On Life’s Journey…

July 31, 2022
For many people in the world life is a journey filled with thorns, obstacles and dark valleys. Many have created life situations where they enslaved themselves an d they curse…

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…

Shine The Light Of Jesus

July 17, 2022
The great Evangelist, Dwight L. Moody shared the following story: “At the mouth of Cleveland harbour, there were two lights, one at each side of the bay, called the upper…

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…

The Power of Love

June 12, 2022
It is wonderful to observe random acts of kindness! We sometimes witness thoughtful gestures, spontaneous acts of helpfulness, such as assistance to a seniors  in holding a door open for…
Acts 2:42-47 – They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders…

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…

What Judas Missed

April 17, 2022
The Glory of the Resurrection The best part about Jesus’ life and death was His resurrection. Although Jesus predicted it, when it happened, at first, even the disciples couldn’t believe…

Everybody Loves a Parade

April 10, 2022
Everybody loves a parade. Jesus knows that. Pontius Pilate knows that. You know who else knows that—or knew that? Walt Disney. Every day since Disneyland opened in July of 1955,…

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…

The Tower and The Ladder

April 3, 2022
I was talking to a fellow who uses a backhoe in his business. A priest asked him how much it would cost to dig a grave in a historic cemetery…

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…

Not Even a Goat

March 27, 2022
“Not even a goat!” These are the words of the elder son to his father. The father had gone out to the field wher he is working. He pleads with…

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…