From Your Pastor (Page 2)

From Your Pastor (Page 2)

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 12

“As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry” (2 Timothy 4.5). The apostle Paul wrote these words to Timothy at the end of his life, and many people have said that the view of life at death becomes really clear—like 6K high definition clear. I have sat with people before they take their last earthly breath.…

From Your Pastor, March 11

Life is a lot more vivid as you live it as opposed to just imagining it. Case in point, I knew having a baby would change my life quite a bit, but now I’m seeing just how many things are different (like what a “good” night’s sleep is). One difference is that I now have a lot more responsibility. Beneath every “ought” of Scripture there is an “is.” But, in meeting…

From Your Pastor, May 9

The Most Unusual Midway Morning Worship Services in Recent Years  I love thy Kingdom, LordThe house of thine abode,The church our blest Redeemer savedWith his own precious blood. First, the winner of the FREE BOOK CONTEST, who guessed the significance of the dates from my previous devotional, is Richard Vogh. He rose to the occasion and won going-away. The runner-up…

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 7

“Christ, the Son of God, became man, by taking to himself a true body, and a reasonable soul…” — Westminster Shorter Catechism Q&A #22 Who is Jesus? That is a very broad question, but we should never forget that He is very God and very man. Paul points us to His deity in Colossians when he wrote: “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and…

From Your Pastor, May 6

I love pictures of Jesus in the Old Testament. It’s just so refreshing to see pictures of the gospel and to remember that every bit of the Bible is, ultimately, about him.  Lately, I’ve been reading through Exodus. For the last couple of days, God’s people haven’t been looking so good. God has just saved them from slavery, delivered them in the Red Sea, and saved them…

From Your Pastor, May 5

The Most Unfortunate Man Ever: Lazarus Returned        “‘Lazarus, come forth.’ The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face.” John 11:43-44  Below is a short piece of fiction, spurred by a note by Alexander Whyte, who served as Professor of New Testament at New College, Edinburgh, as well as pastoring several Free…

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, May 2

“The integrity of the upright guides them,  but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.”  (Proverbs 11.3) What is integrity? The Hebrew word for integrity means blameless. Integrity means straight. Or, to put it in the negative, integrity means not crooked, bent, twisted or warped. Unfortunately, “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have…

From Your Pastor, May 1

Most guys have a hobby. It’s something to do. But, it’s also something to think about doing. For some it’s hunting, so they think about hunting. For some it’s golf, so they think about golfing. For me, it’s sailing. I watch videos about sailing vacations. I look at used boats online. I read about the pros and cons of different types. I think about sailing… a lot.…

From Your Pastor, April 30

Lazarus and Liberalism           “When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come out!’ The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face.” John 11:43-44         The reason we dislike liberalism so much is that it is not merely a philosophy that majors in…