Why Church Membership Matters to You

The most important resolution that many Christians could make for 2018 would be a resolution to join their local church in membership.  Sadly, many believers think that church membership is a construct that was invented by pastors or denominations.  But this is totally false.  Membership in the local church [...]

2018-01-02T10:36:50-04:00December 31st, 2017|

The Great Christmas Escape

Police in Philadelphia were chasing a runaway Christmas cow on the morning of December 14th.  "Stormy the Christmas Cow" made two daring escapes from a local nativity scene before finally being captured for good.  We don't normally put the words "Christmas" and "escape" together-- but that is exactly what [...]

2017-12-27T12:46:29-04:00December 24th, 2017|

A Conflict of Kings

The famous poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas" features this iconic lyric:  "...the children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads."  In Matthew 1-2, the Bible talks about five supernatural dreams that God revealed to several important characters who were associated [...]

2017-12-18T10:47:33-04:00December 17th, 2017|

A Dream that Shaped History

What is America's favorite Christmas carol? The evidence of American history points to "White Christmas"-- a wistful, melancholy song that was penned by Irving Berlin and made famous by the sultry voice of Bing Crosby.  In most cases, we're "dreaming" about something hoped for-- something that we're wishing would [...]

2017-12-11T10:29:34-04:00December 10th, 2017|

Stay True to the Gospel

At a very low point in his battle against British slavery, William Wilberforce found an encouraging letter from his friend John Wesley-- where Wesley encouraged him to keep battling because the cause was right and God was on his side.  At the conclusion of Galatians, the Apostle Paul pens [...]

2017-12-04T12:48:13-04:00December 3rd, 2017|