There’s an old cartoon that features a man after death arriving in heaven, asking God why He permitted so many crimes and atrocities in the world he had just come from. In the next frame we see God saying, “That’s funny, I was going to ask YOU the same thing.” God permits all sorts of […]
July 20, 2016 – It is with profound sadness, grief, and concern for our nation that we mark the the series of incidents of racially charged homicides in our country. As we know, actions like this are permitted in Divine Providence for the sake of human free-will, and also for the reason that they expose […]
Festival services include special events and activities. Like most Christians we recognize special occasions like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Palm Sunday and Easter with distinctive customs especially geared to families with young children.
Cleansing truth from the WORD… is like the water we use to wash away filthy things. Sunday worship, which included an infant baptism was all about washing, not just baptism, which is a special kind of washing, but washing in the way the Jewish people used to do it, the way the Lord Himself did […]
We are also to lay down our lives for our friends… The Lord Himself said that there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for his friends”? In this week’s sermon “No Greater Love” I discuss how the two teachings fit together, and challenges all of us always to serve the Lord, that is, […]
“How can I really know whether I am inwardly alright or not? How can I be sure?” (Read more)… This week’s sermon: Know Yourself, by Rev. Michael D. Gladish Only the Lord can discern perfectly what’s in our hearts, but He gives us tools and clear signs that point us in the right direction. Some of these […]
Evil, disorder and tragedy are real problems…. Nothing we think or say can diminish that fact. But the Lord urgently teaches us that He permits no evil unless some good can come out of it. What is that good? Read more in this week’s sermon: 7 Ways to Benefit from Evil
It’s NOT EASY to let go of our preconceived ideas… In Matthew 21, we read about the Lord entering Jerusalem amid great joy and celebration, but knowing that He would soon be crucified. His actions from that time on did nothing to appease those who hated Him. What does His driving out of the money-changers […]