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October 31 - Reformation Day

Posted onOctober 29, 2017 | 0 comments

October 31, 2017 will be the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Though it is disputed as to the exact date when Mar-tin Luther nailed his theses to the door, Robert Morgan gives some helpful background to the events that led to that memorable day we call Reformation Day....Keep Reading

We’re Not As Different As You Think

Posted onOctober 24, 2017 | by: Seth Carter | 0 comments

I visited a website where a network of young people were posting prayer support for things such as their struggle for purity, a divorce at home, their youth group's mission trip, car trouble, how to spend their money wisely, and overcoming spiritual dehydration just to name a few. We must realize that our teenagers live in a world broader that what we realize, and are going through an array of different emotions, changes, and situations that are extremely serious to them....Keep Reading

“The Protestant Reformation and Singing”

Posted onOctober 16, 2017 | by: Dave Brown | 0 comments

This month will mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. There were many individuals that God used during that time of spiritual awakening. One of the best known individuals is Martin Luther. He was a reformer, a preacher, a theologian, a political leader, and a Bible translator. But many may not know that he was also a musician....Keep Reading

Why Do You Share?

Posted onOctober 8, 2017 | by: Seth Carter | 0 comments

Everyone has different reasons. Some reasons are more rousing than others. But when it comes to you, what is your motivation to share the gospel with others?...Keep Reading

Prayer - A Privilege or a Responsibility?

Posted onSeptember 24, 2017 | by: Dave Brown | 0 comments

The answer is yes. Prayer is both a privilege and a responsibility and more. When I think of prayer as a privilege I think of Philippians 4:6-7 where we read, “do not be anxious about anything, but in every-thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”...Keep Reading

Music!!

Posted onAugust 27, 2017 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order and lends to all that is good and just and beautiful.” So wrote Plato. And all who love and appreciate music echo his sentiment....Keep Reading

Who Is God?

Posted onAugust 21, 2017 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Taken from the Princeton Theologian of an era past — B.B. Warfield, as he discussed John 3:16...Keep Reading

Serfdom on the Rise in the 21st Century

Posted onAugust 13, 2017 | by: Seth Carter | 0 comments

A few years back, I and other leaders in our youth ministry combined our thoughts, passions, and philosophies in order to come up with a joint pur-pose statement for our youth ministry. Happily, we were quite unified in our responses, and we came up with the following purpose statement....Keep Reading

HOW COULD HE KNOW?

Posted onAugust 6, 2017 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

As Christians today, we sometimes wonder just how Jesus Christ can really understand and be sympathetic with us. We have been taught that Jesus had no sin nature and that being true, how could He feel what we feel? How could he know what my temptations are like? The answer lies in remembering three things. First, we have been rightly taught that Jesus had no sin nature. Second, Jesus is not sympathetic with our sin nature, rather He died for that old sin nature. ...Keep Reading