May Doubting Souls Come

Dear Beloved in Christ,   “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)   These words…

Atonement in the Son

Dear Beloved in Christ,   “…and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’” (1 Corinthians 11:24)   It is often good for us as believers, no matter how long we have been walking with our Savior, to return to the basics of…

Born Under The Shadow of Death

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   “And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:12)   The words told by the angels to the shepherds announcing the birth of our Savior remind us that from the beginning His earthly life was marked by death.  The dark shadow…

Born Under The Shadow of Death

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   “And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:12)   The words told by the angels to the shepherds announcing the birth of our Savior remind us that from the beginning His earthly life was marked by death.  The dark shadow…

Why Have You Forsaken Me?

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?  Why are You so far from helping Me, and from the words of My groaning?  O My God, I cry in the daytime, but You do not hear; and in the night season, and am not silent.” (Psalm 22:1, 2)   The beginning of this familiar…

I Was A Wandering Sheep

Dear Beloved in Christ,   “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6)   Isaiah 53 is one of those chapters in the Bible where we can trace the whole Gospel story from beginning to end.  It begins with the…

The Grace of God That Brings Salvation

“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed…

The Christian Sabbath

February 1, 2017   Dear Friends,   “…He hath particularly appointed one day in seven, for a Sabbath, to be kept holy unto Him: which from the beginning of the world to the resurrection of Christ, was the last day of the week; and, from the resurrection of Christ, was changed into the first day of the week, which, in Scripture, is…

Hidden Reefs At The Feast

Dear Beloved in Christ,   “These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves.” (Jude 12)   Several years ago, I remember reading a children’s book about lighthouses to Luke and Jude.  The story focused upon a family charged with keeping the lights in the lighthouse burning.  With the father needing to make a…

Awaiting The Trumpet Call

Dear Friends,   “Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord.’” …