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Memorial Day - 2013

Posted onMay 26, 2013 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

As we observe the Memorial Day holiday, I am reminded of the price that was paid and the sacrifices that were made for the freedoms we enjoy and of the legacy that calls us to renew our commitment to liberty and justice for all....Keep Reading


Posted onMay 19, 2013 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

The Lord Jesus laid down for us a philosophy of life in the brief words of this text that will stand for time and eternity, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you." ...Keep Reading

God's Faithfulness

Posted onMay 5, 2013 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Unfaithfulness is a hallmark of life in our times. In the world of business and commerce a man's word, with few exceptions, is no longer his bond. In the social world, marital infidelity abounds. In the religious realm, scores of men now attack and deny the faith they once solemnly promised to uphold....Keep Reading

Thinking About Our Mothers

Posted onApril 30, 2013 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Susannah Wesley is an example of an incredible mother. She spent one hour each day praying for her 17 children. In addition she took each child aside for a full hour every week to discuss spiritual matters with him or her. It's no wonder that Charles and John were used of God to bring blessings to all of England and much of America....Keep Reading

"God help all the fishes!"

Posted onApril 21, 2013 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Sam Houston, a hero of the Texas War for Independence and president of the Republic of Texas, became a Baptist late in life. Rev. Rufus Burleson was president of Baylor University and pastor of the small Baptist church at Independence, Texas, southwest of Huntsville. Houston walked down the aisle, shook Burleson's, and said, "I give you my hand and with it I give my heart to the Lord."...Keep Reading

Encouragers Needed!

Posted onApril 15, 2013 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

“Therefore encourage one another and build up one another I just as you also are doing." 1 Thessalonians 5: 11 King David faced it and said, "My soul is among the lions' I must be among those who breathe forth fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword." (Psalm 57:4) Charles Hadden Spurgeon, the marvelous English preacher faced it and said, "The cloud is black…Depression has now become to me as a prophet in rough clothing…”...Keep Reading

The Lord's Supper 2013

Posted onApril 8, 2013 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

On the evening prior to His death, the Lord Jesus Christ gathered His disciples to celebrate the Passover meal. At the heart of this ancient feast was the remembrance of God's redemption of His people from Egyptian bondage. On this night Jesus turned to the future and to His imminent redemptive death which was to fulfill not only the Passover but all previous sacrificial rites. No longer would His disciples look back to Old Testament types and shadows. From that night they would remember Him and His perfect, final sacrifice which was given for them....Keep Reading

Easter Thoughts

Posted onMarch 29, 2013 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

The resurrection of Christ is not a fable for the foolish.The resurrection of Christ is not a crutch for the weak.The resurrection of Christ is not a rabbit's foot for the superstitious....Keep Reading

Palm Sunday

Posted onMarch 24, 2013 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

The iron boot of Rome was firmly planted on the throat of the Promised Land. Israel was choking on the indignities she suffered. A deliverer seemed long overdue. Every Jewish mother hoped and prayed that she might give birth to a son who would be that deliverer. Theirs were not vain, empty hopes. God had, more that once, promised such a deliverer. Even the manner of His coming had been described. The prophet Zechariah had written, "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt, the foal of an ass." Zechariah 9:9....Keep Reading