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  • Angelic
    Advent III: The Substance of God's Salvation Hope
    Coming. That is what Advent means. More specifically it means Someone is coming. And He’s bringing Something with Him. The angel Gabriel has already conveyed rumors concerning the nature of this coming when telling Zacharias his son will be ...
  • The 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade preparations
    A right focus for Thanksgiving
    Happy Thanksgiving! How can we be thankful in a time like this, when tensions continue in Ferguson, Missouri, racial protests are springing up in major cities across the country, the economy is still not so good, and ISIS continues to be on 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...
  • "His Faithfulness!"(Psalm 91:4, 40:10)
    "His Faithfulness!"(Psalm 91:4, 40:10)
    He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge;his faithfulness will be your shieldand rampart."(Psalm 91:4)Reliable and dependable are words to describe the faithful, loyal person or product. They can be...
  • Hunter Pence talks with teammate Buster Posey
    Giants' Pence offers wise word before (and after) Game 1 of World Series
    Immediately after Game One of the World Series, Giants outfielder Hunter Pence was interviewed by Fox commentator Erin Andrews, and during the brief interview, he told her what he said to his teammates before the game. He said, “Make your...
  • Lois Rippy
    A fond farewell to Lois
    The first time he met her she was the Discipleship Training Secretary at Hamlin Memorial Baptist Church in Springfield. He was the new Director and she was the one to show him the ropes. His job was to recruit teachers and leaders for all classes...
  • Homosexual Symbol
    Are we legislating immorality now?
    Gay marriage is now legal in Oklahoma. The pressure put on lawmakers to give same sex couples the privilege of being ‘married’ has manifested itself into law. Oklahoma was one of the last few holdouts where same sex ‘marriage...
  • A torch passed between the pieces
    Does Jesus stand "between the pieces" for you?
    I have always taught throughout the past 30 years that the Old Testament was like a visual aid for the New Testament. The Old Testament events are all foreshadows and types of Christ. The message of salvation in Christ Jesus, the promises of God,...
  • Pope Francis
    Be honest about your sins, says Pope
    Pope Francis urged the congregation at his daily Mass to be honest and accountable for their sins, saying that it will bring them closer to the Lord's embrace.“The ability to acknowledge our own sins, to acknowledge our misery, to...
  • Why do people reject Jesus as their Savior?
    Why do people reject Jesus as their Savior?
    AcceptingJesus Christ into one's heart is the ultimate decision of our lives and yet masses of people seem to reject him.Why? Well from research it seems like the vast majority of people are simply indifferent. In other words they firmly stick...
  • "Now Is the Day Of Salvation."(2 Corinthians 6:2)
    "Now Is the Day Of Salvation."(2 Corinthians 6:2)
    “For he says, “Inthetimeofmy favor I heard you, and inthedayof salvationI helped you.” I tell you, nowisthetimeofGod’s favor, now isthedayofsalvation.”(2 Corinthians 6:2)There are choices and decisions that need to be...
  • "Now Is the Time for Judgment!"(John 12:31)
    "Now Is the Time for Judgment!"(John 12:31)
    Now is the time forjudgmenton this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out.” (John 12:31)The day is drawing near. The day for all to stand before God is closer. God is judge of all the earth. He knows the heart every person....
  • "Work Out Your Salvation!"(Philippians 2:12)
    "Work Out Your Salvation!"(Philippians 2:12)
    [Do Everything Without Grumbling] Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out yoursalvationwith fear and trembling,”(Philippians 2:12...
  • Miracles!(Acts 3:9-10)
    Miracles!(Acts 3:9-10)
    9When all the peoplesaw him walking and praising God,10they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful,and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him."(Acts 3:9-10)A...
  • The Word of God
    No Shade of Gray
    50 Shades of Gray is a bestselling novel that is soon to be a motion picture. The racy tale of a young successful couple, who engages in a torrid affair, delves into some gray areas. The book is recommended for mature audiences.In a tolerant and...