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 By William Campbell    Opinion    May 12, 2022 

The heart of a servant

Before attempting to serve God, we must first know whose ministry it is. By this I mean we must examine our motive for service. We must ask the question, am I doing this service for personal...

 

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...

 

How do you see Jesus?

"After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he showed himself this way" John 21:1. We are in the time between Easter and Pentecost (Acts 2). Jesus is,...

 

Easter

Easter is the Christian holiday celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. After Christ died on the cross, His body was placed in a sepulcher, where it remained, separated from His spirit, until...

 

According to the Scripture

From the Bible in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, the apostle Paul writes, “Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to...

 
 By Diana Taylor    Opinion    April 7, 2022

"For the sake of His sorrowful Passion,..."

...have mercy on us and on the whole world" (Divine Mercy Chaplet). Genesis, Fall of Man: God commanded Adam and Eve not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil but the serpent/Satan...

 

Lenten Letter

Dear Mary of Magdala, I hear your voice sometimes, softly, almost like a whisper in a dream. Straining to hear you I close my eyes, try to block out all the other voices that want to tell me you're...

 

Redemption

One of the most popular movies in the last several decades is “The Shawshank Redemption.” For those who have not seen it, the basic plot is about a man named Andy who has been wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. However,...

 

War in Europe - Trust God in the uncertanty

After a couple of years of uncertain times due to COVID-19, we now find our lives hit with new uncertainty due to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. We are again undergoing an historic event that will alter the world we know going forward both in...

 
 By Ryan Dailey    Opinion    March 10, 2022

The importance of the local church

Why is the local church so important to believers in Christ? Can't I stay home and listen to a sermon, pray by myself or go outside and worship through the beauty of nature? Yes, in fact, you can, but...

 
 By Stephen Moon    Opinion    March 3, 2022

On a journey without end

“And why do you call me Master, Master and do not the things that I say? Whoever comes to me, and hears my sayings and does them, I will show you to whom he is like.” Luke 6:46- 47. Making confession in Messiah as the Master and the only...

 

Masks

To wear a mask or not to wear a mask, that is the question. Based on the title and the question you might think that I am going to write about the issue we have been dealing with since Spring of...

 

From death to life to Christ

I told this story many, many moons ago but it is so profound and stirring I must tell it again, best as I remember. If I thought I was going to Alaska again just to cut big timber, I was wrong. The good book sez “many are the plans in a man’s...

 

Do I truly seek God?

When we ask ourselves this question, we must look for the answer in the light of the Biblical definition of seeking, as described in Deuteronomy 4:29: “But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find Him if you seek Him with your whole...

 

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...

 

Who am I?

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a Lutheran pastor in Nazi Germany, was a staunch critic of Hitler and a resistor of Hitler's euthanasia program and genocidal persecution of the Jews. In April 1943, he was arrest...

 

The creation

We should care for the earth, be wise stewards over it and preserve it for future generations. And we are to love and care for one another. We are to build families and be sealed in holy temples. We...

 

Peering through the mist

“Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” (1 Corinthians 13:12) The Message paraphrases that verse this way – “We don’t yet see...

 

"We love because God first loved us," 1 John 4:19

Do we love with mere sentimentality repeating words such as "I love you," saying to a person in need "I wish you well," or listening to or reading God's Holy Word all without further action? Apostle...

 

Finding rest and hope in the darkness

At this time of year, when daylight is in short supply, I am reminded of the restorative blessing of darkness. My chickens first alerted me to the necessity of the dark. As daylight fades in the...

 

Immanuel with us

“In Him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” John 1:4-5 There is an old analogy that goes as follows: Imagine a room with no windows or outside light coming in. In...

 

What is truth?

It seems like we are regularly bombarded with conflicting truth claims. From advertising (who makes the best truck/dishwasher/phone) to politics (which candidate or issue should we support) to sports to religion and other everyday conversations, we...

 

From beginning to beginning

"In the beginning..." You might be thinking the next words in this quote are: "...God created the heavens and the earth." But today we will be finishing the quote in the gospel of John. Often, when...

 

A journey without end

1 Corinthians 10:21 “You are not able to drink the cup of the Master and the cup of demons. You are not able to partake of the table of the Master and the table of demons.” Our journey takes us past two cups and two tables. We can choose one cup...

 

Giving thanks

The apostle Paul writes, "in everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you" (1 Thess. 5:18). As Christians celebrate Thanksgiving each year and enjoy time with love...

 

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