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Through Jesus' Eyes

Posted onDecember 17, 2012 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Many folks enjoy looking at Christmas through the eyes of others. i find special delight in seeing Christmas through the eyes of children. I find too that it deepens my understanding of the incarnation to look at the birth of the manger babe through the eyes of the people who pass through that scene......Keep Reading


Posted onDecember 6, 2012 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

It is once again that delightful season of the year when we turn our attention to the manger scene. Think about it with me. An angel announced and proclaimed that birth.Joining the angel there was a multitude of heavenly hosts praising God for what had taken place.A star was used by God to guide those who had come to worship. Shepherds and wise men were present....Keep Reading

Take a few minutes...

Posted onDecember 2, 2012 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Take a few minutes right now to look around you at Wake Chapel and then breathe a prayer of gratitude and thanksgiving. God, in His indescribable goodness has drawn together some of the sweetest Christian people on this earth to worship here at Wake Chapel. Be thankful for these delightful folks....Keep Reading

Expressions of a Grateful Heart

Posted onNovember 25, 2012 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

“O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good, for His mercy endureth forever.” 1 Chronicles 16:34 Another Thanksgiving Day has passed into the annals of time. Thus, a reminder seems in order. Thanksgiving is a timeless act. The expressions of a grateful heart are eternally appropriate....Keep Reading

On Thanksgiving

Posted onNovember 18, 2012 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Do you have vision? Do you have a sound mind? Can you read? Has God given you a family? Do you have sufficient clothes to wear? Do you have food in your pantry and freezer? Do you enjoy the companionship of friends? Is your house warm? Does God hear and answer your prayers? Do you have a good physician? Do you have work to do? Can you hear? ...Keep Reading

Fitting "Thanks" Back Into Thanksgiving

Posted onNovember 11, 2012 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

On October 14, 1873, President Ulysses S. Grant penned the following words: “I, therefore, recommend that on Thursday, the twenty seventh day of November next, the people meet in their respective place of worship to make their acknowledgements to Almighty God for His bounties and His protection, and to offer Him prayers for their continuance.”...Keep Reading


Posted onNovember 4, 2012 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

November is a special time of the year. It is a season when even the calendar reminds us to give thanks. Gone are the days when the church would heartily sing, “count Your Blessings.” Perhaps we have become too sophisticated for that old hymn. Nonetheless, it contains a wonderful and much needed reminder for us today....Keep Reading

We thank the Lord

Posted onNovember 3, 2012 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

"He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me." Psalm 50:23a The desire of God’s great heart is that His people be characterized by thankfulness. His invitation is forever “Come ye thankful people come”... Someone observed, “Many people observe on Thanksgiving Day and 364 days complaining.” If and wherever that is true - shame on those folks! Let’s reverse those figures. If we must complain, then let’s crowd all our grumbling into one day and celebrate 364 days of thanksgiving. That’s when people will see our good works, our love and appreciation for each other and for all those things God has bountifully supplied and then they will glorify our Father who is in heaven....Keep Reading

Measuring Our Love

Posted onOctober 30, 2012 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Love may seem a subject too ethereal and too emotional for the application of weights and measures. Such standards are far too mundane to be applied to the subject of love. Right? Well, maybe not. Elizabeth Barrett Browning didn’t think so. Remembers her words “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” Whatever else might be said of her poetry, she was indeed applying some measurable standards to the subject of love....Keep Reading

Sinners and Worse Sinners?

Posted onOctober 21, 2012 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

I am not certain my title is accurate theologically. Sin is sin in God's sight. He makes no distinction, for example, between little white lies and big black ones. Sin is sin. Yet Jesus reserved His most stern condemnation for the Pharisees. These were people who were correct in some areas of their faith and practice. They were better acquainted with the Old Testament than any other group. And they were zealous....Keep Reading