Contributed on Sep 8, 2002
Hosea saw a parallel between the spiritual illness that infected his marriage, and the spiritual illness that infected his nation.
Where is God? The economy of the nation is collapsing. Companies are going out of business. Families that were once thriving are now struggling. Where is God? The morality of society is in decline. People cheat one another. They look out only for number one. What’s happening to ...read more
Contributed on Sep 17, 2002
Joel gives advice about how to handle a disaster. For him it was a swarm of locusts. Our day of disaster might involve terrorists attacking New York City, or the doctor telling us we have cancer. Either way, God’s Word gives us ways to deal with disast
Great Aunt Lucille died a few years ago. She was 101 years old. Whenever I would see her, she would tell me the story of her family – my family. Now, she didn’t live through the Civil War, but her father did. And she would tell me the story of how all of his brothers died during that war. ...read more
Contributed on Oct 9, 2002
We often feel like asking, "Good God Almighty, what do you WANT from me?" Micah gives a clear answer -- to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.
What Does God Want From Me? Micah 6:1-8 1 Listen to what the LORD says: "Stand up, plead your case before the mountains; let the hills hear what you have to say. 2 Hear, O mountains, the LORD’s accusation; listen, you everlasting foundations of the earth. For the LORD has a case against ...read more
Contributed on Oct 21, 2002
In Nahum, God says, "I am against you." We like to emphasize one of the verses of Nahum: "God is slow to anger..." but there is a limit to God’s patience. What happens when we continually turn our backs on God?
IF GOD IS AGAINST US By Maynard Pittendreigh Nahum 1:1-15 1 An oracle concerning Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite. 2 The LORD is a jealous and avenging God; the LORD takes vengeance and is filled with wrath. The LORD takes vengeance on his foes and maintains his wrath ...read more
Contributed on Oct 30, 2002
How do we deal with the issue of unanswered prayer?
The Rev. Dr. Maynard Pittendreigh Senior Pastor October 27, 2002 Habbakuk 1:1-13 1 The oracle that Habakkuk the prophet received. 2 How long, O LORD, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, "Violence!" but you do not save? 3 Why do you make me look at injustice? ...read more
Contributed on Oct 31, 2002
How do we fight complacency in our spiritual lives?
Zephaniah 1:10-14 10 "On that day," declares the LORD, "a cry will go up from the Fish Gate, wailing from the New Quarter, and a loud crash from the hills. 11 Wail, you who live in the market district; all your merchants will be wiped out, all who trade with silver will be ruined. 12 At that ...read more
Contributed on Nov 14, 2002
We are discouraged -- because of the attacks on our nation, the problems in our families, the economy, or financial problems. We can be pessimistic and think things will never improve. We can be optimistic and think we have the power to bring about chan
By the Spirit Of God Maynard Pittendreigh Zechariah 4:1-11 We are continuing our study of the Minor Prophets. Last week we looked at Haggai and this week we look at Zechariah. Both of these prophets are preaching at the same time – late in the year of 520 BC. Both of these ...read more