Over the past few weeks we have been looking at the "Causes of Salvation." We have noticed that God the Father, Christ the Son, the Holy Spirit, the word of God and faith all are causes of our salvation. Today we will notice another "cause of salvation."
Psalms 133 says, "How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!" He's talking about a fellowship that happens between individuals with the absence of strife.
Over the past couple of weeks we have been looking at the "Causes of Salvation."
I had something done recently that has already changed my life in many ways. I had laser eye surgery.
Tomorrow is Mother's Day. I hope that doesn't set off panic and a rush to the mall. But if so, you can thank me later. I learned earlier this week that this is the 100th anniversary of the first Mother's Day Service. The day did not become a legal, national holiday until 1914, but the first official service was held on May 10, 1908.
The other day I was driving through the intersection of Abercorn and Derenne on the way to the hospital. I don't know if the cameras are still there that catch those who run the red light but I know of several who have received a fine in the mail for doing so.
Over the past couple of weeks we have been looking at the "Causes of Salvation." We have noticed that God the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit all are causes of our salvation. Today we will notice another "cause of salvation."
In the last few months we have seen the weather go from one extreme to another. For instance, last week we saw temperatures in the 80's then at the beginning of this week we saw temperatures in the 30 at night and only in the low 60's in the day and here it is at the end of the week with temperatures in the mid 80's again. We do expect this kind of ...
The Staff Parish Relations Committee of Richmond Hill United Methodist Church is pleased to announce two new additions to their ministry: Yoon Nam, new Minister of Music, and Dawn Pape who is the new Children's Ministry Coordinator.
I heard the story of a man who had taught the Bible to college and seminary students for many years. He had a string of PhD's to his credit, having studied the New Testament all of his life. At a banquet where he was being honored, one person asked him, "What is the greatest theological truth that you have learned from the Bible?" Pausing only briefly, the gentleman replied, "Jesus loves me, this I know. For the Bible tells me so."
Last week we spoke of the "Crown of Victory'. The gospel message is the "key" to man's salvation. When Jesus told Peter He would give to him the "keys" to the kingdom of heaven. On the day of Pentecost, Peter used the keys; he preached the gospel of Christ.
It has been nearly a year and a half since the beloved Dr. David Long retired as the minister of the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church.
Christians make some audacious claims. We say that it is possible for a human being to know God in a personal way. We claim that Jesus was raised from the dead. We claim that there is more to life than we can see, that there is life after death.
Some people think that because they have lived such a wild or evil life in their past that God will never be able to forgive them. They think because they have chosen a certain lifestyle that God may be too offended. The sad thing about all this is that we Christians seem to insinuate this misconception when we refer to certain sins or sinners. Salvation was available to persons such as Adolf Hitler, ...
Man's greatest enemy is Satan. His every goal is wicked and evil, yet he makes his product look so attractive. If he could only be seen as he is described by Peter, "as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Peter 5:8). Then maybe people would take Peter's advice as is found in the same verse, "Be sober, be vigilant;" Many are anything but sober and vigilant when it ...
This holiday season is my most favorite time of the year. Thanksgiving Day has come and gone, but not in our hearts, for we always give thanks for so much.
Each Sunday in December, including Christmas Eve, candles are lit in celebration of Advent. This past Sunday was the first day when only one candle was lit.
Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? I remember receiving a phone call from my mom many years ago. It was sometime in August, just before school was to start. We were about three minutes into the conversation when she said to me in a very excited tone, "I've finished my Christmas shopping!"
The Bible tells us many things about Jesus.
The new pastor in town is excited to be in the area.
Psalm 100 is the song of a thankful heart, a command to worship and serve this God, who made us by entering into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise. These praises unto God must be sung from our lips and from the depths of our souls. We must praise the Lord in the place recognized by the world as His court and also within the gates of our secret lives. If there is no praise for our God, then surely our song will not be accepted.
If we think about it, there are many reasons we could come up with to give thanks.
I trust that your Thanksgiving was a good time. Some of you have sped by Thanksgiving and spent Friday in the stores. Others may not read this article until they have visited even more stores today.
What do we know about Jesus? Some only know that he was the son of God, others that he died on a cross to save man.
Paul finds himself in a little bit of a predicament in Acts 27.
There was an event in our community this past weekend that honored the life of a local hero.
In five days, many of us will be gathered around a table with family to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner. For my family, that will mean lots of loud talking and laughter and the consumption of more food than we ever should eat.
Many people, including Christians, seem to think they cannot make a difference in the world.
They came to simply say, "Thank you."
"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might." - Ephesians 6:10