Exhortation To Good Works

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your GOOD WORKS, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.”    (Matt. 5:16)   A little girl was taken to a great cathedral to visit.  As her parents walked around observing the massive structure with all its ornate beauty, she simply sat in one…

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Glorify God COLLECTIVELY!

            “That you may, with ONE MIND & ONE MOUTH, glorify God, even The Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!”     (Romans 15:6)   As I write this blog, I’m sitting about 10 feet from the edge of the great Atlantic Ocean.  From time to time, an extra-large wave, crashing upon the sandy beach,…

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“Works Compliment Faith”

“For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead, also.”                                                                              …

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The Protestant Reformation: One Of Our Church’s Vital Roots

One of the worst things a living plant could ever do is sever itself from its roots.  The root system carries the very “lifeblood” of that plant, and to sever those roots, is to kill that plant.  We know that a plant cannot (on its own) do such a self-destructive thing, but the fact is,…

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Unquestioning Obedience

As I’m writing this little blog, we have just come through the celebrations of The Passion Week of our Lord. Palm Sunday, Good Friday, & Easter Sunday are now behind us for another year. However, I trust and pray that our celebrations of Jesus’ Resurrection are not behind us. Hopefully, they will always be fresh,…

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Our Greatest Investments

President Franklin D. Roosevelt is credited with making the following statement, “We cannot always build the future for our Youth, but we can always build our Youth for the future!”   There is SO much truth in that statement and it corresponds with thoughts that have been on my mind a lot, of late.  As…

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Kindness, Always…

“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God, for Christ’s sake, has forgiven you.”    (Eph. 4:32) A former adult Sunday School teacher in the church I was pastoring years ago used to stop at the door on his way out of church, and hand/tell me a little saying or story pertinent to…

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“The Bible, God’s Word”

My eyebrows shot skyward the moment I saw the headline in my evening newspaper: “Looking For Proof of the Bible in Stones.” As I read the article about various mideastern archaeological diggings, from time to time certain statements caused my eyebrow level to heighten even more: “A.B.T. is an archaeologist who doubts anything he can’t…

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What Are You Rich In?

When I think of riches, I think of money.  When you hear of someone being rich, what do you think that means?  Do you think, like me, that if someone is rich that they have a lot of money?  This is one way to be rich but it certainly isn’t the only way to be…

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What Will You Be Doing The Day Before Your Die?

Imagine with me that you are going to die tomorrow.  Your doctors say you have very little chance of living past tomorrow, you feel that are about to die, and God has deemed it your time to die.  What would you do?  Think about it…what would you do to fill those remaining few hours?! -would…

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