Would it hurt us to lower ourselves?

Would it hurt us to lower ourselves?

Would it hurt us to lower ourselves? Adapted from Isaiah: God Saves Sinners by Raymond Ortland, Jr. “Would it hurt us to lower ourselves? Not if God is there. Lowliness is the humility that admits, “Where I really belong is at the bottom. What I deserve to be is a...
What is a Covenant?

What is a Covenant?

What is a covenant, and what place does a covenant have in the life of Christians today? See below to read a description of God’s covenants with us, as explained by the historic Westminster Confession of Faith: Of God’s Covenant with Man 1. The distance between God...
Do you ever feel unwanted?

Do you ever feel unwanted?

Do you ever feel unwanted? Hesitant about coming to the Lord or coming to church? Not sure if you’ll fit in or feel accepted? Consider the following words from Pastor Raymond Ortland, based on Isaiah 56:1-8 “Foreigners and emasculated men were, among others, barred...
Something to Think About

Something to Think About

Something to Think About Imagine a conversation between the Father and the Son in eternity past: Father: My Son, here is a company of poor miserable souls, that have utterly undone themselves, and now lie open to my justice. Justice demands satisfaction for them or...
Why do we so easily become burned out?

Why do we so easily become burned out?

Why do we so easily become burned out?  What is missing when we don’t live by grace? “First, the motivating power of grace is missing. To illustrate, take a look at five people printing Bibles on the same assembly line. Mr. Dollar is asking, “How can I make more...
Truths found in Isaiah 54

Truths found in Isaiah 54

Truths found in Isaiah 54 Here are some verses to reflect on in preparation for Sunday April 19th morning’s message. Together they demonstrate the richness and the far-reaching significance of the truths found in Isaiah 54: “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called...