Archives for July 2020

God in Times of Crisis

God In Times of CrisisDo not be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10Since March 11 we have lived with social distancing, masks, conflicting news reports and conspiracy theories. We have missed loved ones, missed weddings and funerals, and attended church online. We have not been able to visit our friends and loved ones in the hospital or nursing homes. We are working … [Read more...]

Eternal Perspective

Therefore, we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So, we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. II Corinthians 4:16-18 (NIV) This is one of my favorite Scripture passages, especially in these uncertain times.  It reminds us that our hope, … [Read more...]

Our Greatest Need

Our Greatest Need      During these crazy times that we are experiencing we often ask ourselves, what is our greatest need? If we took a poll, we would get a wide range of answers. The answers would range from peace in our country to medical breakthroughs in the fight against the virus that seems to be out of control.  All these answers are true and are very much needed but I think our greatest need is much deeper and would encompass all these issues and far … [Read more...]

Be Examined By God’s Word

“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” — Hebrews 4:12                   Baptists are known to love the Bible as God’s Word. That is a fact that makes me proud of my denomination. Because we love God’s Word, we spend time … [Read more...]

Freedom

On July 4, 1776, Congress officially approved the Declaration of Independence. In response to this momentous declaration of the united colonies’ separation from Great Britain, John Adams wrote these insightful words in a letter to his wife concerning the remembrance of this day, now known as Independence Day: “I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of … [Read more...]