How the Bible Gave Us Chloroform – Genesis 2:18-23

I have read, over and over again, the words of famous people extolling the Bible and its influence on our world. Those quotes have come from American presidents, scientists, scholars in literature, historians, anthropologists and many others. They say such things as,...

Bridge of Spies – I Timothy 2:1-6

Nine years ago, Tom Hanks starred in a movie called “Bridge of Spies.” I don’t usually do this, but I’m going use that movie and the true story behind, it to introduce a wonderful Bible doctrine – Jesus Christ is God’s Mediator between Himself and us. In 1960 an...

Une 2

Last week, our subject was Joseph Craig. Joseph was the brother of Lewis and Elijah Craig, Baptist preachers of Virginia and Kentucky. This week our subject is Elijah. Elijah Craig was brought to Christ in 1764 through the ministry of David Thomas, a Regular Baptist...

Mending Their Nets – Matthew 4:18-22

The Lord Jesus was just beginning His earthly ministry. Matthew 3 ended with His baptism and His Father’s approval, emphasized with the declaration: “THIS is my beloved Son, in whom I am WELL pleased.” Our chapter begins with the battle between Jesus and Satan – “Then...

April 2024

Dear Pastor and Brethren, The Lord has showered us with many blessings this month! Our attendance for the month was as follows: 13, 5, 9, and 10. We had several visitors, the Wright family from Columbus, Ne., visited with us one Sunday while on their way to see the...

The Gospel According to Aurora – John 1:1-14

I’d like us to have some serious fun for a few minutes. A couple weeks ago I preached a message called “The Gospel According to Ephesians,” in which I went through Paul’s epistle, trying to outline the message of salvation. This morning, I’d like to point to some...

Azazel, the Scapegoat – Leviticus 16:1-10

In Luke 2, the twelve-year-old Jesus of Nazareth, probably with some degree of shyness, humility and perhaps awe, came, by Himself, into the glorious temple in Jerusalem. In my imagination, seeing some priests in their special robes talking with other apparently...

May 26

Toliver Craig and his wife were the parents of three sons, all of whom became Baptist preachers.  Elijah and Lewis Craig were often incarcerated in Northern Virginia jails for preaching Christ without a state licence, although they were usually charged with being...

The Education of an Apostle – II Timothy 4:9-17

The Holy Spirit hasn’t revealed a lot about the personal life of the Apostle Paul. In fact, there are relative few details about any of the great characters of the Bible. But there are little snippets from time to time about David, Abraham, Nehemiah and Daniel. And...

May19

On this day in 1662 the King of England signed the “Act of Uniformity,’ which demanded that all the churches of Britain had to agree to use the recently revised Anglican “Book of Common Prayer.” Any member of the clergy which did not conform to the law by August 24 of...