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  • The power of praising God
    The power of praising God
    The Bible says that God inhabits the praises of his people (Psalms 22:3).Thanksgiving is almost here. Families will gather around a table filled with turkey, ham, sweet potato casserole, and pumpkin pie. They will pray and thank God for their...
  • Bible Study: Genesis 19,20, and 21
    Bible Study: Genesis 19,20, and 21
    Follow along as we go through Genesis chapters 19, 20, and 21.Genesis:Chapter 19:Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them, and he bowed himself with his face...
  • Transformed
    Being Transformed by the Holy Spirit
    What does it mean to be transformed by the Holy Spirit? How does the Holy Spirit transform an individual? Transformation by the Holy Spirit begins the day you accept Christ as your personal savior and continues until we meet God in Heaven. Being...
  • Mike, Di and the grandkids.
    The Ozark Empire Fair will never be the same.
    As a teenager the fair was the place to be in Springfield every summer. Many youth worked there while others had jobs outside the fair. The Fortners were the competition when you worked at Dog 'N Suds. It was a friendly competition between the...
  • 'The Battle Begins: The Story of Creation (Action Bible Series, book 1)'
    "Entertaining and meaningful Christmas Gifts for Reluctant Readers"
    This review roundup features books from publisher David C. Cook who specializes in "Christ-centered resources," any one of which would make a terrific Christmas gift for under the Christmas tree or to stuff a stocking with, especially...
  • Grow in God
    Are you full of sap?
    A Daily Word from the Word for Monday, November 24, 2014The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still...
  • Hardship to Harvest - A Devotion
    Hardship to Harvest - A Devotion
    Genesis 8:20-22(NLT)Then Noah built an altar to the LORD, and there he sacrificed as burnt offerings the animals and birds that had been approved for that purpose. And the LORD was pleased with the aroma of the sacrifice and said to himself, ...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Monday, November 24
    Angels: Harmful transcendent powers that separate us from the love of God
    Today’s bible study is Romans 8:38-39: For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able...
  • Encounter God this Christmas!
    Give the gift of restoration this Christmas season
    Do you or a loved one need a touch from God? Do you desire a fresh encounter with your Holy Father? Are you crying out for a more intimate relationship with the One who created you?Before God laid the foundation of the world, He formed us. When...
  • Three Truths About God's Presence
    Pastor gives 'Three Truths About God's Presence'
    On Sunday, Nov. 23, Rev. Louis R. Blakey, Jr., pastor of New Canaan Worship Center in Richmond, Virginia continued preaching his series about "God's Presence." Based on Luke 23:32-43 about Jesus being on the cross between two thieves...
  • Bill Cosby, Tarnished Memories
    Bill Cosby, a tarnished reputation
    Bill Cosby the creator of the Cosby Show, Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids from 1972 to 1985, author, comedian and beloved purveyor of all things Jello pudding finds himself caught in the middle of a media feeding frenzy.Cosby is once again being...
  • The least of these
    Seeing the King in the least of these
    Read Matthew 25:31-46Matthew 25 is a red letter chapter. That is to say that Jesus does all of the talking. There is no narrative. There is no conversation with his disciples or those knuckleheads known as the Pharisees.It all Jesus all chapter...
  • like a child
    Become like a child and bring up a child in the way he should go
    Read Matthew18:1-14The disciples are coming around to this whole concept that Jesus is the Son of God, he is the Messiah, they will know God through him.They are trying to grasp this Kingdom of God that is breaking out all around them and the...
  • Think Redeemed - A Devotion
    Think Redeemed - A Devotion
    Psalm 72:12-14 (NLT)He will rescue the poor when they cry to him; He will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them. He feels pity for the weak and the needy, and he will rescue them. He will redeem them from oppression and violence, for...
  • How to Love God with Your Mind
    How to Love God with Your Mind
    The Bible says that we are to love God with all of our mind - Luke 10:27:Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.Did you know that...