Recently I was reminded of how we choose to name our children. Often times the names chosen reflect a relative that has meant a lot to us growing up. Many families choose biblical names of biblical characters that have outstanding character qualities that we hope will be reflected in the life of this new
What does an Old Testament book about a woman named Naomi, her daughter in-law Ruth, her husband Boaz and their baby Obed have to do with our faith or life in 2017? That is the question we have been reflecting on as a congregation for several Sundays now. Our sermon series on Ruth has been
“The Preacher sought to find words of delight, and uprightly he wrote words of truth.” Ecclesiastes 12:10 Have you ever considered why we use wrapping paper to cover the gifts we are giving? Why don’t we just hand people their presents? It would definitely save time and money. So why do
Why start 2017 in the book of Ruth? Come and find out why on January 8th!!!
“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law,to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.” (Galatians 4:4–5) JUST IN TIME Jesus came “in the fulness of time” — when the time was exactly right, when
“The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency
If God wrote you a letter, would you read it? Probably so. Do you know that God has truly given us a written account of what He wants us to know about Himself? The Bible has stood the test of time. It has endured the study of ardent scholars and followers, as well as the
This past week our dear friends Jacob and Carol Lee boarded a plane to head back to Uganda where they serve as missionaries. As a church we had the privilege to pray over them this Sunday. We also committed to continue praying for them personally and for the ministry of Reaching Africa’s Unreached (RAU).
“He must increase, but I must decrease”, certainly was not the response expected. After all, wasn’t this John, the Baptizer from the wilderness? His disciples thought they knew him well, or maybe not. Maybe their focus was misdirected. CALLED TO THE GREATNESS OF HUMILITY Who was this John? Scripture tells of the angel Gabriel
What is God’s perspective on marriage? Does the Bible give us some answers about this? As a matter of fact, the Bible makes it clear that marriage is actually God’s idea – His plan. In the opening chapter of Genesis, the first book of the Old Testament and in Ephesians in the New Testament,