Pastoral Blog

The Nation Whose God is the Lord

Psalm 33:12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. I love America. I am thankful for America and our freedoms and our prosperity and all of the blessings that liberty affords. But we must ask ourselves...

Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas! A thought struck me a few years ago.  Nowhere in the Scripture are we commanded to remember the birth of Jesus.  One thing we are told to remember is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ until He comes again to the world (1...

Thanksgiving 2019

Happy Thanksgiving! Psalm 106:1 Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. In this verse, we are instructed to do two things: Praise the Lord and give thanks to the Lord. There are two reasons given to do this: He...

Only Believe

Faith is very important for Christians.  It is important for salvation. The Bible says in Ephesians 2:8-9, For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast. Faith is also necessary...

Change!

Recently, I had someone say to me, “I don’t like change. I wish things would stay the same.” Sometimes change is a positive thing and it is gladly anticipated. But, most of us are resistant to change in our lives. We are glad to see our children grow...

He is Risen!

Jesus Christ is Risen! “And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.” — Matthew 28:5-6 At Bible...