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TWO THIEVES

Two Thieves Charles Colton in his book Loving God shares the following: Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.(Luke 23:42) Golgotha- what a grin set on which to play out the crucial act in the drama of redemption. Golgotha- from the Aramaic: meaning “skull” and the Hebrew implying “a skull-like mound”- was well named in light of the bloody business conducted…

In Times Like These, We Have A Savior

In Times Like These, We Have a Savior What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and…

God Is Working April 6, 2020

God is Working As we begin Holy Week, I want to share a portion from Experiencing God by Henry and Richard Blackaby. My Father is working until now, and I am working. (John 5:17) God did not create the world and then abandon it to run itself. He is not sitting in a heavenly throne room passively observing activity on earth. God is orchestrating history. He is present and…

Hope In The Midst of Danger April 3, 2020

Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you. (Psalm 33:22) Andrew Murray in his book, Waiting on God shares the following: The eye of the Lord is upon them…..to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in the famine.(Psalm 33:18-19) Not to prevent the danger of death and famine- this is often needed to stir the waiting on Him-…

Meeting Our Greatest Need April 2, 2020

Jerry Bridges in his book Trusting God shares the following: God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.(Romans 5:8 In times of prolonged adversity, we can begin to entertain thoughts that essentially assert that we are more concerned about goodness than God is. Even righteous Job came to the place where he questioned the goodness of…

Devotion for April 1, 2020

Words of Hope and Help As I continue to listen to the reports of how the virus is affecting us physically, I’m also aware that it is also affecting us emotionally and spiritually. We are triune beings, body, soul and spirit. I’ve learned through my own experience that when we don’t feel well it’s easy to feel down or discouraged. When we are in emotional distress it’s…

Tuesday Humor March 31, 2020

A few humorous stories to brighten your day Rev. Ted Jones passes on the following: 12 Reasons Why a Local Pastor Stopped Attending Sports Events. Every time I went they asked me for money. The people with whom I had to sit didn’t seem very friendly. The seats were very hard. The coach never came to call on me. The referee made a decision with which I could not agree. I…

Devotion March 30, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters I sure miss being with you at this time. The sanctuary feels so empty without the voices and laughter. I’m praying for each of you daily for the presence of God, for the hope we have in Christ and for the keepIng power of God. I pray you continue to stay well and blessed. Sherry and I want to send our love to you. I want to share a devotion that…

Devotion March 27, 2020

Andrew Murray in his book Waiting on God offers the following; There may be times when we feel as if we know not what we are waiting for. There may be other times we say we do know, yet it would be so good for us to realize we do not know what to ask as we ought. God is able to do for us exceedingly abundantly above what we ask or think and we are in danger of limiting…

Some Humor for You March 26, 2020

Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine…. I thought I’d share a few humorous stories today. Rev. Sidney Lang of Dublin, Ireland shares the following: Ten Reasons Why I Never Wash I was made to wash as a child People who wash are hypocrites. They reckon they’re cleaner than other people. There are so many different kinds of soap, I could never decide…