Advent as a time of reflection and preparation has been used in Church history before baptism and to prepare for Christâ€™s second coming.
We owe a great debt to the reformers who sacrificed much to give us the Word of God in English.
As a ministry together, we would do well to hear and keep focused on this simple mission as a local church~ â€śto grow in grace and knowledge of Christâ€¦â€ť.
Most of us will not have historical markers placed where we live and work, but we are all building a heritage and legacy that will affect and impact those around us and after us.
December 6th has been set aside to venerate the memory and ministry of Nicholas, a pastor and bishop of the Church. Stories have evolved this man into the famous Santa Claus of today, but who was the real Nicholas?
So how do we â€śdo December wellâ€ť that brings a genuine joy and a lasting hope without leaving us with the regrets and surprising bills in January?
You might say that most houses newly built look pretty good, but the test of materials and quality work comes years later as the house becomes people and weather tested.
Like many Americans, I watched the presidential debate last night and was probably left with more troublesome thoughts on the candidates than confidence.
God gives us the armor of God to help us stand strong in our spiritual battles.
Helping teens and their families be aware of the Battle they are in and the strategies Satan will use against them.
As I have lots of time to think while weeding, I have thought of how the weeds of laziness, selfishness, pride, and frustrations make their way under the surface into my own life.
What to we do with their personal convictions and standards about leadership and our nationâ€™s president.
God declares that His Word and the truth it proclaims is Timeless and Trustworthy!