In But Not Of The World

There is a passage in the gospel of John has always troubled me and continues to do so. It’s part of Jesus’ final discourse to his disciples before he was betrayed and crucified. The passage reads thus: John 15:18-19 18  “If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me before it hated you. 19 […]

The Privilege of Being a Servant

Do you ever think about what a privilege it is to be a servant? Maybe in abstract terms, but we don’t generally consider it an honor being someone’s servant. Here’s a quick way to check your attitude: how do feel about your job, especially on a really bad day? Moms and dads, what are you […]

Be Ready

There seems to be renewed interest in what’s called ‘end times’ prophecy of late. One website I visit regularly has made almost a cottage industry out of it. Their bookstore is full of volumes written about blood moons, Old Testament prophecies as applied to modern day America, and interpretations of every natural and man-made disaster […]

Voices in the Wilderness

Our preacher Gary Leftwich has been presenting lessons from the book of Matthew for the past few weeks. He started at the beginning and is working his way through the chapters, pulling ideas from the text. It has been a very thoughtful series. This past week we talked about John, known as the Baptist, and […]

Don’t Be Afraid to be Simple

A joyous New Year to everyone. My wife and I were having a discussion about being busy and the frustrations of getting sidetracked with distractions while trying to stay on schedule (rather ironic, considering we’re both retired). It reminded me of an article I read on the Desiring God website, which can be found here. […]