Models of a Pastor: The Shepherd King

…for out of Bethlehem will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel. –Matthew 2:6, echoing Micah 5:2 The above promise of a Davidic king from Bethlehem is a familiar one for Christians. We rejoice in this season of Christmas at the promised Messiah, but in a few paragraphs I’d like [...]

By | 2017-12-14T07:10:07+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Church|0 Comments

“I will build my church…”

“He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, [...]

By | 2017-07-02T14:48:18+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Church|0 Comments

The Consolation of the Lord’s Supper

Here, then, is the singular consolation which we derive from the Supper. It directs and leads us to the cross of Jesus Christ and to his resurrection, to certify to us that whatever iniquity there may be in us, the Lord nevertheless recognizes and accepts us as righteous -- whatever materials of death may be [...]

By | 2017-07-02T14:49:45+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Lord's Supper|0 Comments

Reformation 500

On October 31, 1517, a German monk posted a list of 95 talking points on the town bulletin board, hoping to start a conversation about what he perceived to be issues in the church. Though reformation in the church did not start with that event, it did serve as a catalyst for more rapid and [...]

By | 2017-07-02T14:55:23+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Church|0 Comments

Ladies’ Spring Brunch

Please join us for our annual Ladies’ Spring Brunch on Saturday, April 1 at 10:30 am in our church fellowship hall. Our guest speaker will be Anita Chambers. Anita, and her husband Gary, are our missionaries to Belize and are supported by our church. Please use the sign-up sheets in the foyer for attendance, food, and place settings.

By | 2017-03-26T13:45:19+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Women|0 Comments

The Elder

And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding. Jeremiah 3:15 (ESV) The Book of Church Order: CHAPTER 8 The Elder 8-1. This office is one of dignity and usefulness. The man who fills it has in Scripture different titles expressive of his various duties. As [...]

By | 2017-07-02T14:58:55+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Church|0 Comments

Let Us Prize Christ’s Blood in the Sacrament

Continuing our way through Thomas Watson's The Mystery of the Lord's Supper (2.) Let us prize Christ's blood in the sacrament. It is drink indeed, John 6:55. Here is the nectar and ambrosia God himself delights to taste of. This is both a balsam and a perfume. That we may set the higher value upon [...]

By | 2017-03-01T16:39:40+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Lord's Supper|0 Comments

Biblical Stewardship

by Martin Clark Ruling Elder and Treasurer As God’s children we are called to give ourselves to Him as living sacrifices.  We are to give to Him our time, our talents, and our finances as an act of worship and gratitude to Him.  Biblical stewardship involves our managing all our resources for His honor and [...]

By | 2017-01-26T09:59:46+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Christian Living|0 Comments

The Exhortation of the Lord’s Supper

Continuing our way through Thomas Watson's The Lord's Supper. Use 3 [of this doctrine of the sacrament]. The third use is of exhortation, and it hath several branches. 1. Was Christ's precious body broken for us? Let us be affected with the great goodness of Christ. Who can tread upon these hot coals, and his [...]

By | 2017-01-26T07:17:50+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Lord's Supper|0 Comments