Posts from March 2020

Posts from March 2020

Deacons’ Newsletter V2N1

Sharing with the Saints (Rom. 12:13) The Deacons’ Newsletter Volume II, Number 1 Christmas is a season of hope. And that hope extends to the New Year. There are some interesting facts from the Bible that become especially relevant at New Year’s. Cultures around the world recognize the new year as a time for a fresh start. In an old article (2013) from Psychology…

Deacons’ Newsletter V1N1

Sharing with the Saints (Rom. 12:13) The Deacons’ Newsletter Volume I, Number 1 Is your Diaconate being a good and faithful steward of God’s tithes and your offerings? Answering this question is why Midway’s Diaconate has launched this quarterly newsletter, which we have called Sharing with the Saints after Romans 12:13. We believe God has blessed our congregation…

From Your Pastor, March 31

Good News in Action “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good deeds and give glory to God your father.” Matthew 5:16 While many are fixated only on matters that could be classified as bad news, we are also seeing many cases of good news put into action. For the last week, I’ve been seeking to collect a few items below (and there are more) that…

From Your Pastor, March 30

“The Grace of Resignation” In I Peter 5:6-7, the apostle gives us profound, practical truths as we face fear and uncertainty: “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” First and foremost, we’re called to humble ourselves…

From Your Pastor, March 28

“if we are faithless, he remains faithful–for he cannot deny himself” 2 Timothy 2:13   This morning I found encouragement in the book of Haggai. Yesterday I read chapter 1; this morning I read chapter 2.  For those of you who may be a little foggy on the historical setting, Haggai’s ministry occurred around the time of Ezra. He was a prophet in Jerusalem who ministered to…

From Your Pastor, March 27

Are You Kidding Me? Another Test Verse Our faith is being stretched and tested. That’s true for all of us, and we are testing the strength of the Lord’s promises in various verses. Not surprisingly: Our Savior is unsurpassed in delivering on his promises. We’ve recently been reminded of Psalm 46, Matthew 6, Habakkuk, and various verses in Proverbs.  We…

From Your Pastor, March 26

“The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble;   he knows those who take refuge in him.”  Nahum 1.7 According to Nahum, who is our only true protector? The Lord. “Some trust in chariots and some in horses…” (Psalm 20.7). Some people search for protection and they find a false and puny protection that resides in their intellect, money, guns, alarm systems, spouses,…

From Your Pastor, March 25

Searching for Biden Am I the only one who has wondered what has become of Joe Biden? Until two weeks ago, he was all over the news as the expected Democratic party nominee. Before Biden, it was Bernie Sanders. Both, it would seem, have been supplanted by a virus. How has this happened? Beyond the pandemic, let me suggest a more fundamental reason that is well-illustrated…

From Your Pastor, March 24

“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4 I’ve heard the word “unprecedented” more times in the last two weeks than in the rest of my adult life. Our collective response to the coronavirus has been the single most disruptive thing in recent memory.  Everyone is social distancing; school is moved…

From Your Pastor, March 23

“From Fear to Faith”       This is the title of a fine set of sermons by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, first published in 1953. Dr. Lloyd-Jones, originally a medical doctor then later called to be a pastor, led a flock at London’s Westminster Chapel amidst the bombings of WW2 and during the Cold War. Those were challenging times for his…
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