The Recommended Response – First Peter 1:13

Picture yourself on a walk to the park with your tiny, toy poodle. (It may take a lot of imagination.) Ahead you see a mother with a 6-year-old child, and the child is holding the leash of a 90lb. pit bull terrier. The dog sees you and your dog, bearing its teeth,...

April 3

Abraham Marshall was the son of Daniel and Martha. When he was just a baby, his parents began an effort to evangelize the Mohawk Indians in rural Connecticut, but when Shubal Sterns invited them to join him, they moved to Sandy Creek, North Carolina. While serving...

The Tapestry of Salvation – First Peter 1:10-12

The Tapestry of Salvation – First Peter 1:10-12 I know very little about the ancient art of weaving, and I know even less about the making of tapestries. But I know that a tapestry is a piece of fabric with a picture, or design, woven or embroidered onto it. We have a...

What is Salvation to You? – I Peter 1:1-9

Some of you have heard me say that when I was eight-years-old, my family moved from Calgary, Alberta to Omaha, Nebraska. For a boy that age, it was a life changing event. As he was making his plans, my father, asked us whether we’d like to fly or take the train. I...

March 27

The baby born on this date in 1828 was given the name of his father, Edward, a Baptist preacher who served the Lord in Virginia. When Edward was only eight years old, his missionary-minded father moved the family to Alabama. Eventually, the Lord saved the soul of...

Blind Faith; Blind Love – First Peter 1:8

Peter was writing this epistle to Christians who were living in the Roman provinces east of Greece and northwest of Israel. Many of them were Jews. They had become Christians because God graciously revealed their Messiah to them and gave them faith to trust the...

February 2022

Dear Pastor and Brethren: Blessings amidst Difficulties. Although the difficulties of January continued into February there were blessings as well for which to praise the Lord. We have learned to thank the Lord for the difficulties, but the blessings sure do bring...

Appearing at the Appearing – First Peter 1:6-7

(To listen to this message click here.) Last Sunday we looked at Peter’s words: “ready to be revealed in the last time.” You “are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation READY to be revealed in the last time.” The message had four points: God’s...

March 20

Samuel L. Straughan was ordained to the ministry on this day in 1806. He was raised on a Virginia farm and had only two or three years of formal education. But it is said that “during his childhood, he exhibited a sobriety and manliness of character much beyond his...