Posts by Marc Harrington

Posts by Marc Harrington

From Your Pastor, August 10

Bold as a Lion   “The wicked flees when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.” (Prov 28:1)  What comes to mind when you think of boldness and courage? Most Americans think of physical strength or perhaps wealth or intellectual genius. On the surface, it at least seems like people with such abilities going for them should be the most…

From Your Pastor, August 4

Two Illusions “But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped. For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked (Ps 73:2-3).” When was the last time you looked at what another person has—family, job, car, home, etc.—and were tempted to be envious? Psalm 73 gives us invaluable insight into other people’s lives, and how…

From Your Pastor, July 29

Beauty Restored “You were the signet of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering…” Ezekiel 28:12-13 I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that human beings by nature long for and seek after beauty—beauty in themselves, others, and the places they inhabit. When planning a vacation, the…

From Your Pastor, July 24

A Reason To Pray  So the men took some of their provisions, but did not ask counsel from the Lord.”   (Joshua 9:14) In America today, I don’ think there’s ever been a time when the cliché, “nothing is as it seems”, applies more. Recently, I read an online article purporting to give financial advice, but that ultimately linked to financial products and…

From Your Pastor, July 20

Conquering Fear with Fear   “The fear of the Lord leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm.” (Prov 19:23)   What comes to mind when you think of rest and satisfaction? Most people imagine a beach; a mountain home; perhaps a massage in a 5-star hotel. While these are all appealing and certainly…

From Your Pastor, July 14

Daily Peace “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with Godthrough our Lord Jesus Christ. (Rom 5:1) I remember in high school being caught up in a conflict with the fullback of our football team, a team that was always in contention for a state championship, and one that sent many players to division 1 football programs. I was a timid sophomore,…