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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

A Prayer for Our Nation

Our loving heavenly Father, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, in these special times let us be mindful of your Sovereign rule. The Psalmist said it long ago “if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3). You sit above all the affairs of man.  You reign over all, [...]

By | 2017-01-21T17:14:23+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Christian Living|0 Comments

Church Library

The word library is a noun. It is defined as “a place set apart to contain books, periodicals, and other materials for reading, viewing, listening, study or reference, as a room, set of rooms…where books may be read or borrowed.” I wish to expand that definition. Our library is ONE OF OUR BEST KEPT SECRETS. [...]

By | 2016-11-02T16:43:32+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Christian Living|0 Comments

Expanding Our Vision

A few weeks ago, we shared with you some specific new ideas and plans for our church, plans which are not really that new but may sound like they are. The Session has been discussing many of these issues over the past few years. In reality, they are simply further implementations of our current vision [...]

By | 2016-11-02T16:49:37+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Christian Living|0 Comments

Walking in the Truth

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” (3 John 1:4 ESV) “There is nothing more contrary to God than a lie.” (Thomas Watson) How do you think about truth and lies?  Is lying that big of a deal?  Is telling the truth really all that important? [...]

By | 2016-11-02T17:02:44+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|Christian Living|0 Comments

The 44th PCA General Assembly

“Brothers, pray for us.” (1 Thessalonians 5:25) Recently the 44th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America convened in Mobile, Alabama.  There have been a number of articles and opinions and summaries already written, the links of which I have provided below. If you are reading the paper version of this article and want [...]

By | 2016-11-02T17:08:46+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Christian Living|0 Comments

Receiving the Supper

“For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.” 1 Corinthians 11:26 We live in a day and age when shallowness and triviality seem prevalent in the church.  To be serious and reverent is often seen as old-fashioned or even legalistic.  But the Bible [...]

By | 2016-11-02T17:15:28+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Christian Living|0 Comments

Study Leave

“Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.” (1 Timothy 4:16) For several years now I have taken an annual two week study leave and I wanted to take time to convey my thanks, explain the purpose, and [...]

By | 2016-11-02T17:20:35+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Christian Living|0 Comments

New Books for the Book Table

New books for the book table! Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices (Puritan Paperbacks) by Thomas Brooks The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment (Puritan Paperbacks) by Jeremiah Burroughs The Bruised Reed (Puritan Paperbacks) by Richard Sibbes Call the Sabbath a Delight by Walter Chantry Atheism Remix by Albert Mohler The Westminster Directory of Public Worship by [...]

By | 2017-03-01T17:16:17+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Christian Living|0 Comments