• Praying For Our Country

    Let every person be subject to the governing authorities.  For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.  Romans 13:1          Today, Jan. 20th, John Biden took the oath of office and became our 46th President.  As Christians, we need to be praying for our new President.  The Bible clearly teaches that God has given us the gifts of law, government, an…

  • Sanctity of Life!

    Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.  Prov. 31:8          This Sunday is Sanctity of Human Life Day.  Churches around the United States annually recognize the third Sunday in January as a day to proclaim, and be reminded, that human beings are created in the image of God and that all human life is sacred.  It is a day to commit ourselves to v…

  • A New Year!

    The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23          Are you excited for a new year?  I think most of us would answer that question with a resounding “YES!”  Most people were extra glad to turn the calendar to 2021.  A new year brings renewed expectations.  In regards to church life, I’m…

  • Goals for 2020

    Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.   1 Tim. 4:7-8          Do you have any spiritual goals for 2021?  Biblically, we are encouraged to discipline or train ourselves for the purpose of godliness.  I think it was Benjamin Franklin that said, “if yo…

  • Celebrating Christ the Lord

    For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  Luke 2:11          This month we have talked about what Christ came to earth to accomplish on our behalf.  The more I have studied His redemption, propitiation, justification, forgiveness, and reconciliation, the more glorious He has become to me.  I have been reminded that I was a slave to sin, living under the…

  • Thankful for Hope!

    But we do not want you to be uniformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. 1 Thessalonians 4:13          The last couple of weeks I have been reminded of the blessings of having “HOPE.”  Earlier this year we went through a series on “Hope” and realized there is a big difference between worldly hope (I hope the Kentucky Wildcats start winnin…

  • Now Is The Time!

    And let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Gal. 6:9          We have talked a lot about the many ways COVID has affected our lives and the ministries of the church.  Yes, COVID has made it more difficult to make visits, minister to people, evangelize the lost and to even have conversations.  While lots of things are a little more difficult, most…

  • Together We Can!

    After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”   Revelation 7:9-11         This week we ki…

  • Counting Our Blessings

    Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.  1Thess. 5:16-18          One area where I have been sorely lacking in 2020 is in being thankful.  It is so easy to get distracted by all the negative things related to Covid-19, increased cases, restrictions, election chaos, and you name it.  1 Thessalonians 5:18 was a…

  • Turning Our Eyes Upon Jesus

    I have had a blessed week in revival this week at Bethel Baptist Church in Mercer County. The theme this week has been “Turning Our Eyes Upon Jesus” and it has been good for my soul to really think about, look upon, and consider our Lord Jesus.  There have been so many distractions this year (pandemic, election, quarantines, mask mandates, rioting, etc.) and it has been so easy to get caught up in…