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Seek the best gifts

Perhaps envisioning difficult times such as these, the Apostle Paul taught: “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant” (1 Corinthians 12:1). ... Read more

1 day ago by Brent Roberts.

Are you prepared or trying to stock up?

At the time of this writing (March 20, 2020), groceries stores are running or have ran out of toilet paper, hand sanitizer, hand soap and ... Read more

1 week ago by Barry Vassar.

What is it you want Jesus to do for you?

“And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” And the blind man said to him, “Master, let me receive ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Rev. Dr. James Taylor III.

God’s Daylight Savings plan

I’ve discovered that time goes by fast when you realize your child is old enough to vote. I’m so proud of my daughter for exercising ... Read more

3 weeks ago by John Moxley.

Prayer is a powerful thing

Prayer is a strong and mighty force. Danish theologian, Soren Kierkegaard said, “The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

What to do with your extra day

Beyond Valentine’s Day, this February has two other days that are well worth celebrating — Groundhog Day and Leap Day. Our family has a long ... Read more

1 month ago by Brent Roberts.

Christ set us free from the law of sin and death

A church member whom I respect brought to my attention an aspect of the Christian life that many people struggle with. Though we are called ... Read more

1 month ago by Barry Vassar.

God’s assurance of safe passage

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When ... Read more

2 months ago by Rev. Dr. James Taylor III.

Bumper Car Living

The most thrilling ride at any fair or amusement park for me as a child was the bumper cars. For a young person who never ... Read more

2 months ago by John Moxley.

Drink the Living Water

“Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again, But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water ... Read more

2 months ago by Brent Roberts.

The Word

Death comes to everybody. That’s your attention getter. But let’s take it a step further. Death is unpredictable, but certain. It doesn’t discriminate, care about ... Read more

2 months ago by Barry Vassar.

Have confidence and trust in the Lord

Doing your best with what you have. 1 Sam. 17:40 – 52 As we navigate the early stages of this new year, it will be ... Read more

3 months ago by Rev. Dr. James Taylor III.

2020 Vision

I remember when I first got glasses. I was 18 and in the United States Army. They were not attractive, they were the “Buddy Holly” ... Read more

3 months ago by John Moxley.

Remember the Sabbath Day

Happy New Year! With the turning of the calendar, there is no shortage of articles on how to prepare for, organize, and manage the coming ... Read more

3 months ago by Brent Roberts.

Look to the future

Merry “post-Christmas” and Happy “pre-New Year!” A week that rests between the 25th and 1st. A time that we find ourselves often reflecting on the ... Read more

3 months ago by Rev. Barry Vassar.

Reflections on the true meaning of the Savior’s arrival

“For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.” Luke 9:56 As Christmas rapidly forges its way upon ... Read more

4 months ago by Rev. Dr. James Taylor III.

A Christmas letter from Jesus

An unknown author wrote “A Christmas letter from Jesus.” I hope you find it helpful this Christmas: “It has come to my attention,” Jesus begins, ... Read more

4 months ago by John Moxley.

Light the world

As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, we have been challenged to be lights to the world: “Ye are the light of the world … ... Read more

4 months ago by Brent Roberts.

Worship in gladness

Psalm 100: 1. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. 2. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. ... Read more

4 months ago by Barry Vassar.

Celebrating the secrets of Thanksgiving

Psalm 107 By the time of this reading people all over the nation will be coming down the home stretch of preparing to pause for ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Arise and shine, time change

I’m still not back to “normal” after daylight saving time. That might seem odd. I can understand if we had lost an hour, but even ... Read more

5 months ago by John Moxley.

Spirit of Thanksgiving

In this season of Thanksgiving, we naturally consider how best to express our thanks to God for His many blessings. One way to show gratitude ... Read more

5 months ago by Brent Roberts.

What does your heart look like?

With Halloween behind us my question is: Who is still wearing a costume? Who is still wearing a mask? I’ve come to realize throughout the ... Read more

5 months ago by Barry Vassar.

The impact of the shadow you cast

“And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; In so much that they brought forth the sick ... Read more

5 months ago by Rev. Dr. James Taylor III.

Of mummies and men

“Let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before ... Read more

6 months ago by John Moxley.

Like father, like son

I share this because of relevance to today’s devotion. My father passed away on Aug. 20 of this year. When loss occurs it often creates ... Read more

6 months ago by Barry Vassar.

The amazing depth of joy

Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again, Rejoice! Phil. 4:4 We live in a world whereby it seems that joy somehow gets ... Read more

6 months ago by Rev. Dr. James Taylor III.

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