• Jan2018

    “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”    Ephesians 3:20-21 (ESV) Our church’s location...

  • “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,” (Ephesians 3:20 ESV) Paul’s effusive praise of God reflects the unbounded bounty of his ability to bless his people in response to their prayers: He...

  • “But when the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered themselves together.  One of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your...

  • Dec2017

    In this devotional for the last week of 2017 we turn the pen over to Thomas Watson, the English Puritan cleric and theologian. Watson has lots of useful, practical material available today, thanks to the internet. In his A Body of Divinity, he deals with the subject of God’s infinite...

  • The King Has Come!

    22 December 2017

          For to us a child is born,       to us a son is given;       and the government shall be upon his shoulder,       and his name shall be called       Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,       Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.       Of the increase of his government and...

  • John 7:24 “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”         We sometimes hear someone quoting Scripture: “judge not, lest you be judged.” The Bible does not prohibit judgment – it is in fact commanded in this passage. The prohibitions have to do with abuses of judgment...

  • A bow drawn at random…

    8 December 2017

      1 Kings 22:29 So the king of Israel (Ahab) and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramoth-gilead. 30 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “I will disguise myself and go into battle, but you wear your robes.” And the king of Israel disguised himself and...

  • Nov2017

    Encouragement for POPs

    30 November 2017

    “When thy child is going full sail to the devil, God can blow with a contrary wind of his Spirit and alter his course.” A number of us are P.O.Ps. —  Parents of Prodigals. We have children who have been brought up in our Christian homes, some of whom have...

  • Romans 5:20 Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, 21 so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. One of the great results, or fruit, of...

  • John 4:19 The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship.” 21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither...