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Blog Entry on Feb 7, 2014

Every year during the month-long break between the fall and spring semesters, I try to read a biography or two (Admittedly, my default response when presented with extra leisure time is to fill it with more reading). This year, I am finishing up a short little biography on the English Presbyterian Matthew Henry (1662-1714). Most well-known for his Commentary on the Whole Bible and Method for Prayer, this short little biography...

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Devotional on May 30, 2016

Today is Memorial Day, a day when we remember those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. Both my grandfather and his brother, my great uncle, served in World War II and lost many friends. For that reason, they always held this day in high regard and that left a lasting impression on me. So as we fire up the grills today and gather to enjoy...

Commitment Sunday

Very often people ask or wonder "what are the basic biblical principles for Christian giving?" As we seek God's answer to that question and contemplate our own giving to the Lord's Church in response to the clear teaching of His Word, perhaps it would be wise and helpful to review those principles. First, I would encourage you to read the following passages in the Word of God...

A Continuation of Ten Principles of Christian Giving:

Very often people ask or wonder "what are the basic biblical principles for Christian giving?" As we seek God's answer to that question and contemplate our own giving to the Lord's Church in response to the clear teaching of His Word, perhaps it would be wise and helpful to review those principles. First, I would encourage you to...

Monday Morning Quarterback

"But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world." (Galatians 6:14 ESV)

“The idea that Jesus died on a cross for our sins is intellectually contemptible and morally outrageous.” This was the studied estimate of Christianity by the great Oxford University philosophy...

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Bob Woods tells the story of a couple who took their son, 11, and daughter, 7, to Carlsbad Caverns. When the tour reached the deepest point in the cavern, the guide turned off all the lights to show how utterly dark it was underground. The little girl, suddenly enveloped in utter darkness, was frightened and began to cry. Immediately her older brother spoke up. “Don’t cry. Somebody here...

Monday Morning Quarterback

As we continue thinking about the basics of the gospel, last week we established that the gospel is good news about what God has done in sending the promised Messiah, Jesus Christ, to save us. This week, let’s think briefly about why the Gospel is good news for sinners.

Blog Entry on Feb 28, 2014

The following posts are part of the blog series "The Harvest is Plentiful", and was done in conjunction with 2014 Mission Conference at FPC Jackson. Clink on the links below to read the entire series.

Pt. 1 "First Month of Ministry at RUF Belhaven" by Rev. Seth Starkey, RUF Belhaven

Pt. 2 "Am I Missionary?" by Rev. David Strain, Minister of Teaching and Mission, FPC Jackson...

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A Biblical commentator tells the story of God’s love from an incident that occurred during World War I. During the darkest times of that conflict, a conflict that took the lives of a shocking number of English sons, a man took his little boy out for a walk at night. The boy noticed that some of the houses had stars in the windows. “That comes from this terrible...