Posts by Marc Harrington

Posts by Marc Harrington

From Your Pastor, May 28

Moderation and ContentmentIf you have found honey, eat only enough for you, lest you have your fill of it and vomit it (Prov. 25:16).Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the appetite: this also is vanity and a striving after wind (Eccl. 6:9). Have you ever been so hungry, so anxious to eat your food, that you forgot to taste and enjoy…

From Your Pastor, May 22

“So Mephibosheth ate at David’s table, like one of the king’s sons.”  2 Sam 9:11 One of the most touching accounts in all the Old Testament is found in 2 Samuel 9. It begins with a very odd question from the new king: “Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake (v.1)?” What’s most odd is that Saul…

From Your Pastor, May 18

Powerful Words A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.  The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.  A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.Proverbs 15:1-2,4 If there’s one quality in our day that so many people…

From Your Pastor, May 13

Trusting Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones (Proverbs 3:5-8). One of the hardest things about having a brain is learning…

From Your Pastor, May 8

Wisdom and its Imitators   “Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom(James 3:13).” I’m always intrigued at the psychology behind marketing and advertisements, particularly how certain people are chosen to promote products or services.  It’s usually a celebrity or well-known…

From Your Pastor, May 4

God’s Word Restored Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord in the presence of Eli. And the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no frequent vision. Then the Lord said to Samuel, “Behold, I am about to do a thing in Israel at which the two ears of everyone who hears it will tingle. On that day I will fulfill against Eli all that I have spoken…

From Your Pastor, April 29

Joy From An Unlikely Source The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes (Psalm 19:7-8) I doubt there has ever been a person in the…

From Your Pastor, April 24

Purity in a Diluted World Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation (I Peter 2:2) Have you ever thought about how much is watered-down, distorted, or is downright artificial in our society? Much of what you get is no longer pure and contains very little of what it originally had. Our food supply is a good…

From Your Pastor, April 20

Delivering Good News But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;10 always carrying in the body the death of…

From Your Pastor, April 15

Psalm 131O LORD, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me. O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and forevermore. How much would you pay for the…

From Your Pastor, April 8

Confidence in Christ For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one. 35 Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what…