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Lead us not into temptation

Each article I have been walking through the Lord's Prayer phrase by phrase. Rather than a rote prayer, the Lord's Prayer is an outline of how we can learn how to pray, on our own, following the...

 

Forgive us our debts

In each article, I have been walking through the Lord's Prayer phrase by phrase. Rather than a rote prayer, the Lord's Prayer is an outline of how we can learn how to pray, on our own, following the...

 

Our daily bread

In his book, "Praying the Lord's Prayer," author Elmer Towns tells the story of a salesman who attended one of his Bible classes. The salesman worked in the appliance section of the local department...

 

"Thy will be done"

I read a story about a frequent airline traveler who commented about observing exemplary service on a regular flight. On this occasion, the flight attendants were absolutely fantastic. The traveler...

 

Thy Kingdom come

In order to teach us how to pray, Jesus gave us the Lord's Prayer to serve as an outline to guide our own prayers. Not only does the Lord's Prayer teach us elements of prayer to incorporate, we also...

 

Hallowed by Thy name

In the 1985 movie version of "Anne of Green Gables," as an orphan, young Anne is mistakenly placed with Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert. Marilla is a kind, but stern lady, but also has a deep faith in...

 

Our Father in Heaven

I find great encouragement from the Lord's Prayer to give shape to my own prayers. Rather than just a rote prayer, Jesus gave us the Lord's Prayer as an outline to teach us how we should pray. When we...

 

God is not on our side

Our country has gone through a very troubling year to say the least. The anticipation of the recent election defined as much of 2020 as has the coronavirus. Everything that has taken place this year...

 

God's Word is sufficient

Within our culture is a wide range of sources that claim to give wisdom, guidance and instruction. Many sadly choose to look to daily horoscopes to give insight into what might happen that day and...

 

The treasure of God's Word

My favorite online used bookstore recently shared about the all kinds of treasures that have been found left inside used books. Over the years, as they have sorted and cataloged used books, they have...

 

The necessity of the Bible

Years ago, the movie Castaway came out, in which Tom Hanks played a FedEx worker whose company plane went down, stranding him on a desert island for years. Not long after that FedEx ran a Super Bowl...

 

Authentic worship

The place of King Herod within the Christmas story is intertwined with the history of the Magi. The Lord used the Magi to reveal the birth of Jesus to outsiders from a faraway place. The response of...

 

Inerrancy of the Bible

Looking back at the summer Olympics in 2016…there are so many questions about why are there so many ties in swimming? Going back several decades, there have been many instances in ties. Even in Rio, in 2016, there was a three-way tie for a silver...

 

The authority of the Bible

Concerts are a major industry and there are countless stories of music artists that list out lavish demands that concert promoters are required to take care of before the rock star will agree to come. One of the most notorious requirements came from...

 

The Bible is trustworthy

I received an email from one of my favorite online bookstores where I especially like to order Bibles from. The opening of the message certainly caught my attention: “Shop our selection of slightly imperfect” That really doesn’t give me a lot...

 

God's fashion for marriage

It’s fascinating to look back over the decades at what couples dressed like. Every era over the past century had common fashions and trends that help us know what period history a couple lived in. What makes it possible to identify past eras is...

 

Fill your heart and mind each day with the treasure of the Bible

In addition to a long history of magazines, Reader’s Digest is well known for publishing condensed versions of popular books. Instead of having to read a book in its entirety, a busy person could read a Reader’s Digest shortened version of a...

 

First four songs of Christmas

This December I look forward to speaking for four Sundays about the original songs of Christmas. These four songs, contained in the first two chapters of Luke, poetically proclaim the Good News of Jesus. These first four songs of Christmas come from...

 

God's servants

We are currently going through concerning times with political issues as a nation. There is a great amount of division affecting all levels of government. Every day seems to bring fresh news of problems and scandals. But this is nothing new. Every...

 
 By Craig Wilson    Opinion    August 9, 2018

God is wise

I still enjoy visiting libraries. I appreciate the opportunity to borrow books without having to purchase them and being exposed to various titles that I was not aware of. But part of me (a small part) misses the nostalgia of the little card catalog...

 
 By Craig Wilson    Opinion    June 14, 2018

God is Holy

In my articles I have been looking at the attributes of God. These are the characteristics of Who God is and how the Lord relates to us. The holiness of God is mentioned abundantly throughout the entire Bible. At the same time, the attribute of...

 
 By Craig Wilson    Opinion    April 19, 2018

God Never Changes

For many, using GPS (Global Positioning Service) is a helpful convenience to find directions in the car with very little hassle. For a reasonable cost, users can connect with multiple satellites in their cars to be directed all over the world....

 

Not Too Late for a New Start

A widely accepted adage says, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” This statement tries to get us to accept that as time goes on, it’s too late to make a change. Many enjoy the Discovery Channel show, “Mythbusters”, which takes on wid...

 

A Refuge in the Lord

A memorable experience in my teenage years was a strenuous hike up Mount Rainier in Washington State. I ascended the mountain to an elevation of a little over 10,000 feet arriving at Camp Muir. This camp contains shelters that are important staging...

 

Be Joyful Always?

This has been an eventful summer in Seeley Lake. We have faced a threatening fire for multiple weeks while under an evacuation warning for most of the time, only to have an evacuation become a reality for many. On top of this our community endured a...

 

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