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  • The Treasures That Are In Our Children
    Pastor preached about 'The Treasures That Are In Our Children'
    Sunday, Oct. 20 was Children and Youth Sunday at New Canaan Worship Center in Richmond, Virginia. Pastor Lois Blakey-Paige preached to the adults as well as to the children and youth. The sermon title, "The Treasures That Are In Our Children,...
  • Jesus is God!
    Jesus is God!
    The Bible says in 2nd Timothy 2:15: “Study to show yourself approvedunto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”.This verse instructs us to personally study the Bible diligently in order to...
  • Sing a new song
    For he is coming
    Read Psalm 96For all of you who don’t like the new Christian music, all I can say is, well, get over it. The psalmists declare that we are to Sing a new song.Of course, all of our old favorites were at one time new. Surely back in the 18th...
  • Feeding the hungry
    A day without Pharisees
    Read Matthew 14Before we consider this chapter, jump ahead a few chapters and place a note at the beginning of Chapter 19 that says, “Refer to Chapter 14.” More on that when we get to chapter 19.John the Baptist or John the Baptizer if...
  • Good Common Sense - A Devotion
    Common Sense - A Devotion
    Proverbs 2:6-8 (NLT)For the LORD grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity. He guards the paths of the just and protects...
  • Breaking free
    Acclaimed actress grew up in a cult
    Acclaimed actress Glenn Close admitted during an interview that she grew up in a cult; according to an October 16 article in the NY Daily News. Close stated in an article in US Weekly that, while in the cult, her “feelings were dictated to...
  • Covenant
    The covenant theology of Meredith Kline and Lee Irons, part 3
    "We must recognize that the symbolico-typical dimension informs the civil as well as the cultic side of the Mosaic institution. Israel as a whole was a holy theocratic kingdom, a prototype of the consummated eternal kingdom, and as such not...
  • Noahic covenant
    The covenant theology of Meredith Kline and Lee Irons, part 2
    For Irons, furthermore, Gal. 3:22-23 refers to the "Law" as a strict disciplinarian whose purpose is to constitute a kind of typological republication of the Covenant of Works which would invariably result in the expulsion of the Jews...
  • Mankind changes, Jesus Christ does not
    Mankind changes, Jesus Christ does not
    An oft quoted scripture says a lot in only eleven words. Read this passage and the one following:"Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever." (Hebrews 13:8 KJV)And the writer of the Hebrew letter gives an admonition in...
  • Covenant
    The covenant theology of Meredith Kline and Lee Irons, part 1
    "Covenant" is a word commonly used in theological discussions; but what does it mean As Meredith Kline points out, the Hebrew word used in the Old Testament for covenant is "berith," and is commonly translated in the Septuagint...
  • What If I Fly - A Devotion
    What If I Fly - A Devotion
    Isaiah 43:18-21 (Message)This is what GOD says, the God who builds a road right through the ocean, who carves a path through pounding waves, The God who summons horses and chariots and armies— they lie down and then can’t get up; they...
  • Outside of Your Understanding
    Outside Your Understanding, Inside His Will
    Just what is a trial, and why is it such a dreaded thing? We've all come to associate trials and tribulations with the devil himself, and because of this, many of us don't allow ourselves to hear the lessons that come with those trials....
  • Lloyd Manor--Jupiter Hammon's birthplace
    Jupiter Hammon: Pioneer Christian poet
    Although not recognized as a national holiday, October 17 is designated as Black Poetry Day. Jupiter Hammon (1711-1806?), who achieved a place in African American literature with the publishing of his poem An Evening Thought in 1760, was born on...
  • The Pastor
    To my father, the pastor
    When we think back to our childhoods, there are many images that may come to mind that shaped much of who we are: family activities, adventures with friends, moments of victory or success, or even trauma. Some of the images that come to my mind...
  • Ads, ads, ubiquitous, annoying, obnoxious ads
    Ads, ads, ubiquitous, annoying, obnoxious ads
    Imagine a world with no door-to-door sales people, no telemarketers, no pop-up ads, no ugly billboards, no television advertising and no rude interruptions from merchants at all. How much lower would our stress levels be? How much more beautiful...