The Baptist’s Christology – John 1:15-18

Probably, neither the Apostle John, nor John the Baptist, ever considered themselves to be theologians. Technically, a “theologian” is someone who academically studies the nature of God and religion. John the Apostle, the penman of this gospel, and John the Baptist,...

June 9

Morgan Edwards was born in Wales in 1722 and was educated in England at Bristol College. Upon the recommendation of John Gill, the Baptist Church in Philadelphia invited Edwards to become their pastor. He and his wife emigrated to this country, where the Lord greatly...

Replenishing the Gift Card – Ephesians 5:18

Judy and I are “old school” when it comes to many areas of our finances. Some people might simplify that and just say that we are “old.” Whatever – each week I personally take the check our treasurer gives me and I deposit it. I don’t take a picture of it and email it...

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...