The Conundrum of Faith and Love

This is our pastor’s article for the Summer, 2019 edition of our newsletter. Faith The workings of a holy God are contrary to our sinful nature, for He is pure […]

Romans, Lesson 22: Life with Others, Both Christians and Non-Christians

In Chapter 12, Paul brought us to his great “therefore” in the book of Romans.  This “therefore” followed his presentation on God’s grace for our salvation, since all things are […]

1 Corinthians, Lesson 22: Love is a Verb

Having dealt with those who were misusing spiritual gifts (or doing what they thought were expressions of their spiritual gifts, but were not), Paul now moves to his main train […]

1 Corinthians, Lesson 12: It’s Not About “Rights”

Paul is viewing life based on the reality that Christ could return at any time. Jesus’ birth, death, and ascension into heaven means that God has accomplished everything needed for […]

1 Corinthians 13: Love

In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus told His disciples of His impending death. Someone will betray Him; others will ridicule, spit on, and kill Him. And although Jesus’ words were straightforward […]

1 Peter 1:17-25: Loving Others with a Pure Heart

What is love? How would you define it? If we were to ask people that question, many, maybe most of them would say, “Love is a feeling,” and then go […]

Being in the world but not of it

This is our pastor’s article for the November 29th edition of the Stone County Gazette.   Psalm 1:1 tells us: “Blessed is the man who does not walk in step […]

Hebrews 10:19-25: Spurring One Another On

God wants you to be calculated and deliberate.  He tells us: “consider how we may spur one another on to love and good works.”  That’s what the word “consider” means.  […]

1st John, Lesson 2: Love vs. Its Antitheses

Love vs. Hate Read 1 John 2:1-6 Excursus: Hilosmos Hilosmos: This is the Greek term, which the Septuagint (Greek translation of the Old Testament) used for the Atonement Cover on […]

In Love, Jesus Chose You: John 15:9-17

All religions demand some form of obedience.  Now that doesn’t mean that all religions are the same.  For God has only revealed Christianity to be true.  That’s because Jesus Christ […]