A Little Horse Sense

   Most everybody who knows me knows that I love horses.  Currently I have five of them.  There’s Blazer, Fancy, Mountain Lady, Champ and Killian.  I don’t ride much anymore, but during the winter I feed them every day.  When it isn’t freezing cold, I sit on a bucket and just watch and listen to…

Believing When It’s Hard to Believe

Avid fans of the Andy Griffith Show will remember Mr. McBeevee. He was a utility worker that Opie met, a man who climbed trees, wore a hard hat, had tools strapped on a tool belt, and jingled when he walked. Mr. McBeevee befriended Opie and Opie was so impressed that when he described his new…

An All Powerful Love

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) This well known and often quoted verse was spoken by Jesus to Nicodemus as He explained the new birth. The heart of the verse contains the following truths….

Standing On God’s Promises

I once heard it said that it is easy to sing Standing on the Promises when sitting securely on the church premises. It becomes more difficult when we are tempted, tried and tested. What God promises He provides. Our task is to trust. Our journey through life will present many occasions for standing on a…

An Antidote For Worry

I have a good friend who sends me jokes and humorous stories on a regular basis. In the last batch of funny material was a story I’ve been telling lately. With apologies to those of you who have heard it already, I’m telling it again in printed form. Jack had been a compulsive worrier for…

The Light Of The World

There are some basic biblical and life truths in the gospel of John that we do well to note. Last Sunday I made quick mention of the contrasts John includes in his writing. One such sharp contrast was contained in the text from the sermon last week. Light and darkness are the terms that are…

The Gospel of God’s Son

The gospel of John will be the subject of my preaching for the beginning weeks of the New Year.  I feel led in that direction, and will plan to follow that leading until there is an indication for a need to change. John’s gospel is different from the other three gospels, which are called Synoptic…

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…