Living By Grace

Saved by grace is the work of God that secures our eternal salvation. Li ving by grace is the life long work of believers showing gratitude for all that God has done. The doctrine of grace taught in the Bible is the believer’s motivation for such a life. Jesus made the final and ultimate blood…

Blessed Hope

Just last Sunday in the message from Romans, we looked briefly at a section on hope. Two verses in particular are worth noting once again. “For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for…

Jewels From James

Today marks the first in a series of five sermons from the letter of James. The author identifies himself simply as a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. From internal biblical evidence and early church historians, we learn that he was the half brother of Jesus. He was the leader of the Jerusalem church, and…

A Focus For Fellowship

This Holy Week has been a wonderful time of worship, fellowship and celebration of Jesus Christ.  It was obvious that the focus was on a Person. The attention has drawn to the incomprehensible love of God expressed in the passion of Christ. The week afforded all who participated an opportunity to become better acquainted with…

Cowboys and Prayer

There are so many references to prayer and praying in our Scriptures. A quick count in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible will put the number somewhere around 560. All of those Scriptures will reveal many aspects on the subject of prayer. At the outset, let it be said that much more important than how…

Pleasing God

Pleasing is defined simply as giving pleasure. Pleasure has the following definition — enjoyment or    satisfaction derived from something that is to one’s liking. We could accurately say that pleasing God is to bring Him enjoyment and satisfaction. Many have been affected by parents, spouses or employers that could never be pleased. This may have…

One Step Is Enough

Arthur Hays Sulzberger was the publisher of the New York Times during the Second World War. Because of all the world conflict, he found it almost impossible to sleep. He was never able to set aside worries from his mind – until he adopted as his motto these five words, “one step enough for me”….

Grace is a Teacher

Gary Wilkerson wrote the following in the June 3, 2013 issue of the Pulpit Series: “I have a default system at work in me. It’s a reflex that springs into motion whenever I fall short in my walk with the Lord. I’m talking about my tendency to turn to works rather than to God’s incredible…

Remembering And Creating Memorials

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the final Monday of May. It is a day for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It was formerly known as, and is still called, Decoration Day by some.  The day originated after the American Civil…

Mother’s Day 2013

Mother’s Day often seems to be a mixture of  nostalgia, flowers, cards and tears blended with a touch of guilt and regret. Card companies and florists know it to be one of the most profitable days of their marketing year. Before this sounds downright cynical, let it be understood that mothers are special and unique…