Posts by David Hall

Posts by David Hall

From Your Pastor, October 22

A Welcoming Church  Hebrews 13:2 calls on us to welcome strangers, reminding us that some may be entertaining angels unaware. The most likely key to a church that is reaching out is that, at a minimum, its members welcome others as guests. In addition to this common Christian calling, being hospitable, or welcoming the uninitiated, is a trait for mature leaders of…

From Your Pastor, October 17

Saturday Devotionals – Election Sermons Now that the fall has begun and it’s an election year, a summary of some past sermons might help all of us think about and focus on politics and elections. All the sermons in this series are non-partisan—actually, pre-partisan—so enjoy some biblical meditations. For this weekend, I hope you enjoy the summary of the following…

From Your Pastor, October 15

For Politicians: From a Puritan on Prayer After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. 2 For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. 3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God,…

From Your Pastor, October 10

Saturday Devotionals – Election Sermons Now that the fall has begun and it’s an election year, a summary of some past sermons might help all of us think about and focus on politics and elections. All the sermons in this series are non-partisan—actually, pre-partisan—so enjoy some biblical meditations. For this weekend, I hope you enjoy the summary of the following…

From a Guest Pastor, October 8

Christ’s Prayer for His People “I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.”—John 17:15. There was once a poor man in a small country town who had not all the sense people usually have, but he had sense enough [while] a great drunkard and swearer as God would have it, he once listened to a poor woman, who was…

From Your Pastor, October 3

Saturday Devotionals – Election Sermons Now that the fall has begun and it’s an election year, a summary of some past sermons might help all of us think about and focus on politics and elections. All the sermons in this series are non-partisan—actually, pre-partisan—so enjoy some biblical meditations. For this weekend, I hope you enjoy the summary of the following…

From Your Pastor, October 1

The Media of Stage; the Means of Worship “. . . surrounded by such a cloud of witness, let us throw off everything that hinders . . . and fix our eyes on Jesus.” Heb. 12:1-2 I’ve been thinking about how important it is to be able to participate personally in Lord’s Day worship for several months. Let me share an analogy below with you. And forgive me for being late…