Sometimes temptation catches us off guard

Sometimes temptation catches us off guard

Sometimes temptation catches us off guard; one minute everything is fine, and then the next minute everything seems to be falling apart. Don’t panic! This is the way of the Christian life; it means that you’re walking in the footsteps of Christ. Jesus had moments of...
Give Thanks for Guest Pastors

Give Thanks for Guest Pastors

This is not your typical Weekly Spiritual Checkup!  We give thanks for the men who fill the pulpit and preach the Sunday sermons when pastor Claude is on study leave.  This past week pastor Claude was planing and preparing for an upcoming Easter outreach and needed...
Revelation of the blessed Trinity

Revelation of the blessed Trinity

“There is something deeply instructive, and deeply comforting in this revelation of the blessed Trinity [at Christ’s baptism]…. All Three Persons in the Godhead are equally concerned in the deliverance of our souls from hell. The thought should cheer us, when...
It is Christ that speaks

It is Christ that speaks

“It is Christ that speaks. ‘I am in the garden in an agony, pouring out my soul unto death; I am on the tree, dying for sinners; look unto me! Look unto me!’ That is all you have to do. A child can look. One who is almost a (fool) can look. However...
Genuine mourning for sin

Genuine mourning for sin

“Genuine mourning for sin comes as a gift of divine grace…Grace comes into the heart, and enlightens the understanding, so that the man understands what his criminality is in the sight of God. Then the grace of God operates upon the conscience so that the man...
Colds, viruses, sniffles

Colds, viruses, sniffles

It’s that time of year when colds, viruses, sniffles, and sneezes are going around. Make sure to eat well, exercise, dress warmly, wash your hands often—whatever you need to do to take care of yourself. It’s hard to serve the Lord (and care for others) when you’re...