Pastor's Pen

"His Last Command - Our First Concern"

Posted onMarch 17, 2013 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Sometimes the Old Testament is like a huge, dark, foreboding house. Fear and uncertainty keep us out. But, if we dare to open the door, we will find the people who live there will not only welcome us but will also find amazing similarities between the lives they lived and our own lives....Keep Reading

"Where Did It Begin and What Is It All About?"

Posted onMarch 14, 2013 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Christian missions find their origin in the heart of God. More than once the Bible affirms the truth that God sent His Son into the world. In John 3, we find those familiar and beloved words, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son..." The great Apostle Paul said, I/But when the fullness of time came, God sent forth His Son. .."...Keep Reading

"Priority One"

Posted onMarch 7, 2013 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Buildings are important. Furnishings are of great consequents. Stained glass is elegant. Sound systems are valuable. Musical instruments are imperative. All these things and a host of others are designed as aids to our corporate worship. It is my conviction that we should have the very best of all these things. Yes, we could worship without them. They did in the days when the New Testament was being written. But it is still true that items like those just mentioned enhance our worship services. It is the blessing of God that we have them available to us....Keep Reading

Let’s Go Fishing!

Posted onMarch 6, 2013 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

I have discovered that fishermen are a most interesting group of people. They are more avid than golfers, which is hard to imagine! Fishermen will drown their bait, whether it be real or made of rubber. They will fish when it cold. Or when it’s hot. Or when it’s neither cold nor hot. They will fish when no one had had a bite for hours. When the water is turbulent. On any day of the week. At any time. You get the idea?...Keep Reading

Doubting Thomas - John 20:24-29

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

One of the most intriguing characters of the Bible is a disciple by the name of Thomas. As long as earth exists and time continues, he will forever be referred to as “doubting Thomas.” He was a very pragmatic person. If he could not see it, he was not going to believe it. In loving and tender fashion, Jesus accommodated Thomas. He said, “Thomas, reach here your finger, and see My hands; reach here your hand and put it into My side...” When proof was evident that could be seen and touched, then Thomas believed and exclaimed, “My Lord and My God.”...Keep Reading

Are You a Discourager?

Posted onFebruary 12, 2013 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

A soldier was court-martialed and dishonorably discharged from the army of a foreign country. This followed a brief engagement of that army in war. The man was not discharged for treason, desertion or sleeping at his post of duty. He was accused of being a “discourager” of men....Keep Reading

Demonstrate Your Love

Posted onFebruary 2, 2013 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

The Apostle Paul wrote about LOVE in an incomparable fashion. His words, filled with pathos, warmth, and vitality, spring from pages of Scripture. There is nothing in all of literature human or divine that even begins to approach 1 Corinthians 13. And yet, through all the length and breadth of Paul’s writing, never once did he define LOVE. He described it with all surpassing beauty. But he gave no definition....Keep Reading

Thinking About Church

Posted onJanuary 27, 2013 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

How do you respond when someone asks, “What kind of church do you attend?” We are grateful to God for our name and our heritage. Talk about these things. Let me suggest another thought or two. It can be said that we are biblical in content, gracious in attitude, authentic by nature and relevant in approach. ...Keep Reading

What Comes First? - Matthew 6:33

Posted onJanuary 13, 2013 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

In a day of carelessness and casual Christianity, it is paramount and imperative - it is a must - that we look at our priorities frequently. What comes first in our lives? What is the most important and driving ambition of our existence? The Lord Jesus declared of Himself, “I come not to do my own will, but the will of my Father who sent me.” He commands us, as well as all of His disciples in the text given above. “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” I fear that there are some among us who do not take God and His Word seriously. “Seek ye first . . .” We often treat the Lord’s Day as any other day, and not a day of worship and fellowship with other believers, witnessing, praying, and studying God’s word....Keep Reading

Its Important to Do It Right

Posted onJanuary 7, 2013 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

"Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord." 1 Corinthians 11:27...Keep Reading