Categories
Archived Inspiring Movies

Noah The Movie

We hope you get to view this new blockbuster based on the story of Noah (artistic license taken is a given). Also check out their site at http://www.noahmovie.com/theark/ and take a tour of the Ark! A very cool experience!    

Categories
Archived Blogs Mike

Verses To Struggle Over

Often, as I read the Bible, I come to passages that cause me problems.  Statements made that challenge me, make me struggle.  Here is one that has haunted me for decades, “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”  Phil. 1:21 As I read Paul’s words it’s clear he has a level of […]

Categories
Archived Blogs Marie

The Hiding Place

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom is a riveting story of faith, hope and complete trust in the Lord during a time that is nothing short of horrific. This true account of a family that helped Jews without regards to their own well being, will have you on the edge as you listen to […]

Categories
Archived Blogs Mike

Whales, Worthless Idols and Grace (Revised)

I wrote these words a few years ago.  Today they ring even clearer as our world chases worthless idols.  All around us is the quest for the idols of the world…fame, success, money…and yet in the quest for those things we forfeit the most important thing. Your choice (and mine) is simple…worthless idols or grace. […]

Categories
Archived Blogs Marie

Still He Speaks

Ps 46:10 BE STILL…and know that I AM God Romans 10:17 – Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God Sometimes when everything is going great – we forget to listen to the Lord – Still HE speaks Sometimes the tears flow daily – we forget to listen to the Lord – […]

Categories
Archived Blogs Mike

Barren

God does his best work with barren things. He built nations from barren wombs. Sarah, Abraham’s wife, was barren and yet from her God built a nation of millions! Elizabeth was barren and from her came John the Baptist. In Exodus 17 God led his people into a barren desert and in a place where […]

Categories
Archived Blogs Mark

Forgiveness

What should we do when people to whom we have given our trust betray that trust? Should we be angry and refuse to trust those people again? What if our car breaks down, causing us great frustration and inconvenience? Do we not take the proper steps to fix it so we can drive it again? […]

Categories
Archived Blogs Mike

God’s Plans…

In the last week our family has been praying for something very specific….….it didn’t happen.Now comes the normal responses of all of us as we seek to know what God is doing… I prayed, why didn’t he answer? This was really important to me, how could he not do it? Is there really a God […]

Categories
Archived Blogs Mark

Have You Achieved Enlightenment?

Not me! But it’s not like I haven’t been looking for it…… No, I am not a Buddhist (and I mean no disrespect towards Buddhists) but I have nonetheless been searching for “comprehension” most of my life. I have spent this life running aimlessly from one thing to another searching for something that I could use to say […]

Categories
Archived Blogs Mike

Seeking God

“Seek the Lord while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near.” -Isaiah 55 This morning, just after sunrise, I went for a long walk in the woods. If you are ever in a place like this you have to walk out into the woods and be still, listen, pray and praise.  That was […]

Categories
Archived Blogs Rose

Memorial Day

Found these awesome videos to share with you on this Memorial Day. May God Bless you and our country! For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.  William Penn   Memorial Day Tribute   History of Memorial Day

Categories
Archived Blogs Marie

A Promise Kept

Because of this single promise found in Luke 18:33 “And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again” we can stand strong in His strength. Because Jesus rose again…. We don’t have to fear tomorrow or face it alone We have peace that surpasses all understanding […]

Categories
Archived Blogs Tim Stevenson

First Thessalonians: The ABCs

Authorship, Background, and Contents    Authorship   The letter begins with “Paul, Silas and Timothy, to the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace and peace to you” (1:1). Paul occasionally associates others’ names with his own in addressing his letters (2 Thessalonians, Philippians), but the true author […]

Categories
Archived Bible Lesson 1 Blogs Mike

Alone

One of the grim realities of life is that we are alone. In the middle of a busy city with others all around we are alone. … This “aloneness” is one of the results of the fall, but is mostly ignored by writers. We simply don’t talk about it. Man, designed to be in constant […]

Categories
Archived Blogs Mike

God in the Furnace

It’s often hard to see God, to see his hand, his work in our lives. It’s often hard to sense his presence, but for the believer he’s ever present. In fact, he says he will never leave us, but most of the time we don’t sense his presence, we aren’t aware of his care.For me […]

Categories
Archived Blogs Marie

In A Valley

I’m in a valley. It’s true. Have been for about a month now AND I love it! I do! I’m working in beautiful Salem Virginia. Mountains are everywhere I look. The ride to and from each week has been gorgeous with the color of the leaves changing to burnt orange and bright reds. Megan even […]

Categories
Archived Blogs Nina Roesner

How Love & Respect Impact our Marriage

The tears slid silently down her cheeks, dampening the pillow.  Anger covering deep hurt dispersed sleep. The twenty-one years of her life dedicated to marriage and family seemed empty and wasted.  After all, what did she have to show for any of it?  Sure, her children loved her, but they were nearly on their own, […]

Categories
Archived Tim Stevenson

Paul’s Letter to the Galatians: The ABCs

Authorship, Background, and Contents of Galatians    Authorship   Paul’s authorship of Galatians has never seriously been questioned. It is quoted or alluded to in 1 Peter. References occur in many of the earliest Christian texts, including the Epistle of Barnabas, 1 Clement, and the Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians; also in the writings […]

Categories
Archived Guest Tim Stevenson

The Gospel of John: The ABCs

Authorship, Background, and Contents of Johns Gospel   Authorship   Though the names traditionally assigned to the four gospels go back to earliest Christian times — Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John — it is true that none of the four actually names its author. We have accepted the identities of the authors on other grounds, […]

Categories
Archived Rose

Hell’s Best Kept Secret

Hells Best Kept Secret by Ray Comfort This message was first preached in August 1982. Use this for inspiration and equipping you to be a Christian who is fulfilling the Great Commission! Matt 28:16-20 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but […]

Categories
Archived Mike

New Year New Beginnings

It’s a new year.  A chance for new choices, a fresh start.  A time to look ahead and change what was wrong, to plant a new crop for the new year. It’s a chance for new beginnings.  What will you do with the next year?  It’s all in your hands to live each day with […]

Categories
Archived Rose

Do Not Fear

Do you know how many times in God tells us to ‘fear not’, ‘do not fear’ or ‘do not be afraid’? I don’t either. It has been said that there are 365 ‘fear not’s in the Bible, one for everyday of the year. Others have searched and found only 100. Whatever, the number, it is […]

Categories
Archived Christmas Songs D-F Artists Downhere Music Rose

How Many Kings -Downhere

https://   <img src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/s/noscript?tag=christ03-20″ alt=”” /><br />

Categories
Archived Rose

What Child Is This?

Enjoy this sweet video by Christianty.com as it tells the story of Jesus’ birth as chronicled in Luke 2. Isaiah 7:14 …Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.  

Categories
Archived Rose

What Charlie Brown Knew About Christmas

Even Charlie Brown and his pals understood the reason for the season and just what Christmas was all about. Enjoy one of my favorite clips from a Charlie Brown Christmas where Linus explains it all from Luke 2:8-14 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock […]