We have 5 gifts to be grateful for as Christians that are sometimes set aside during the hubbub of the Christmas season. We’ve been born again, yet sometimes we need reminding of some of the special gifts God has given to us. Especially throughout the holidays, in the midst of good cheer and gladness, let us be mindful of these gifts which are core to our faith. And remember to share these with others: God’s Gift of Grace It is God’s gift of grace by which He extends His goodness and mercy......
Charles Haddon Spurgeon became one of the most influential preachers of the nineteenth century and is still highly regarded to this day. Below are excerpts about his life from Wikipedia. Brief Bio Charles Haddon Spurgeon was born in Born in Kelvedon, Essex, The United Kingdom on June 19, 1834 and died in Menton, France on January 31, 1892. He was an English Particular Baptist preacher. Spurgeon remains highly influential among Christians of various denominations, among whom he is known as the “Prince of Preachers”. He was a strong figure in the Reformed......
Horatio Spafford – It is Well with My Soul is a remarkable story of the deep faith of Horatio Spafford and his timeless song “It is Well with My Soul.” The following article by Ph.D. was published in The St. Augustine Record, Oct. 16, 2014. Horatio G. Spafford was a successful lawyer and businessman in Chicago with a lovely family – a wife, Anna, and five children. However, they were not strangers to tears and tragedy. Their young son died with pneumonia in 1871, and in that same year, much of their......
What Christian Martial Arts Have Done for Me is a testimony by Michael L. McClure, republished from his blog. McClure holds the rank of First Sifu, equivalent to 6th dan, in Lonnie Sutherland’s Golden Dragon Kung Fu. He is also the pastor at West Park Baptist Church in Delray Beach, Florida. It was early September or maybe even late August of 1973. I was working on my schedule of classes for the fall semester at Tennessee Temple Schools. I needed a P.E. credit. Since 1965 P.E. had been: run laps, do sit ups......
Spending golden years with God is truly a blessing. With more baby boomers entering retirement in their golden years, the need for senior ministries is on the rise. These ministries range from caring for physical needs, light in-home care, to visitation. The elderly have contributed much to society throughout their years, and are not to be forgotten when they become old. Even the bible tells us that the elderly should not be set aside, “Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.” Psalms......
Author: Ellen R., Church Member This is a testimonial of how my family came to know the Lord. Thank You Billy Graham – A Testimonial Thank you Billy Graham for preaching the Gospel and being a faithful servant. Thank you for leading my family to Jesus Christ. Heaven Bound, Right? Growing up Catholic, I never listened to any of Billy Graham’s evangelistic messages. My family believed that we were Christian because we were Catholic. We participated in mass, catechism, the seven sacraments, holy communion, confession – we embraced the Catholic church. I......
Author: Earl Taylor After his dad gave him a New Testament prior to entering the Marine Corp, Dave Martin has an opportunity to come nose to nose with his sergeant over the most important book in the world. Read how David Martin has held onto the most important book of all, the Bible. I left for the Marines in 1952. My dad, a Gideon, took me aside before I left and handed me a pocket New Testament. “Son,” he said directly, “Read this book every day. It is the most important book......