From the Pastor’s heart.
“A young man dressed in a white robe … said, ‘You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, Who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His disciples and Peter … ‘” (Mark 16:5-7). “Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from […]
As sinful people, we are incapable of giving God what He deserves from us. However, we can be confident that our gifts are acceptable to God through Jesus. To illustrate this point, there is a story about a wood-carver who early in his life was a renowned carver. He passed on his craft to his son. Later in his […]
Counting the Cost | From the Pastor’s Heart “Any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be My disciple” (Luke 14:33), spoke Jesus to His listeners about the cost of following Him. He said we must hate our families and even our own lives if we want to be His disciples. He said […]
Are You One of the Nine? | From the Pastor’s Heart The account in Luke 17:11-19 of Jesus’ healing of the ten lepers is very familiar to us. We remember how these poor afflicted outcasts cried out to the Lord for healing and that Jesus had pity on them. As they went on their way to […]
Giving from the Heart According to legend, a desert wanderer happened upon a spring of cool, crystal-clear water. The water was so delightful, he decided to bring the king a sample of it. Barely quenching his own thirst, he filled his leather canteen and began his lengthy journey in the hot desert sun to the […]
From the Pastor’s Heart | Giving Expresses Our Gratitude An old legend tells of a man visiting Africa who was amazed to find boys playing marbles with diamonds. The boys, however, found nothing unusual in this; this was the only kind of stones they knew. There is a danger that the familiar can lose its […]
In an election year like this one just past, it’s pretty hard for a politician seeking an office to keep a secret. His adversaries often go back far into his past to find some family indiscretion that can be built into an argument that his Candidate is unfit for office. Sometimes those “facts” bring about […]