Growing Strong in Trusting His Promises – Romans 4:17-21

ASPIRE: How do we grow strong in our faith?  How do I strengthen my capacity to trust the Lord? 1.         We grow strong in faith as we know what "is written" (v.17).  One must know well God's promises before you can trust them.  You must know someone well before you have a greater capacity to … Continue reading Growing Strong in Trusting His Promises – Romans 4:17-21

O For A Faith That Will Not Shrink Tho’ Pressed by Every Foe

A wonderful hymn with rich words and simple melody O For A Faith That Will Not Shrink - Bathurst/Glaser/Mike Murphy of First Presbyterian Church, Augusta, GA Click Here to Listen to MP3 O for a faith that will not shrink, Tho' pressed by ev'ry foe That will not tremble on the brink, Of any earthly … Continue reading O For A Faith That Will Not Shrink Tho’ Pressed by Every Foe

Three Family Faith Busters

Every Christian parent  desires to see their children embracing a vibrant faith in Jesus and serving well His kingdom purpose throughout their lives (3 John 4; Acts 13:36). To this end, our children’s ministry recently hosted a number of parents from both inside and outside our church to hear noted speaker and best-selling author, Vicki … Continue reading Three Family Faith Busters

Excerpt from Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas Address

"Although we are capable of great acts of kindness, history teaches us that we sometimes [or a little more] need saving from ourselves. From our recklessness or our greed. God sent into the world a unique person--neither a philosopher nor a general. . .But a Savior, with the power to forgive. Forgiveness lies at the … Continue reading Excerpt from Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas Address

Living and Dying Well – Encouragement from Christopher and Mary Love

On August 22, 1651, the authorities beheaded Christopher Love for his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ at Tower Hill, London, England.  His biography entitled “A Spectacle Unto God” chronicles his life and especially the love that his and his wife Mary shared. This couple had three children...she was pregnant with another child.  They had … Continue reading Living and Dying Well – Encouragement from Christopher and Mary Love

The Stone Rolled Away – A Practical Lesson

Mark 16:3-4 - And they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?” But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. Let us observe how the difficulties which Christians fear, will sometimes disappear as they approach them. These … Continue reading The Stone Rolled Away – A Practical Lesson

The True Glory of A Church – J.C. Ryle

Mark 13:1 As Jesus was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!” 2 “Do you see all these great buildings?” replied Jesus. “Not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.” Let us learn from this solemn saying that the true glory of … Continue reading The True Glory of A Church – J.C. Ryle

Learning Faith in a Risen Savior from a Doubter like Me

In First Person: Doubting Thomas is synonymous with one who refuses to believe something without direct, personal evidence. Doubting Thomas now serves as a succinct way to describe a skeptic. I’m sad about that because I am Doubting Thomas. My name is Aramaic and it means twin. You might read about me in the New … Continue reading Learning Faith in a Risen Savior from a Doubter like Me