Contributed on Jun 8, 2018
This sermon address God's answer to the issue of playing the lottery.
Introduction For many years I have wanted to address the issue of gambling, and specifically, the matter of playing the lottery. There is no text in Scripture that says, “You shall not gamble.” In fact, the words “gamble” or “gambling” are not found in the Bible. Nevertheless, that does not ...read more
Contributed on Aug 11, 2018
This is a brief summary of the biblical foundations for an effective shepherding ministry.
Introduction This past spring the elders and deacons of this church held a one-day Officers’ Retreat. For several months prior to that retreat the elders and deacons had been reading and discussing a book by Timothy Z. Witmer titled, The Shepherd Leader. The subtitle of that book really ...read more
Contributed on Sep 7, 2018
An Adult Bible Fellowship (ABF) is a group or fellowship of people committed to know and apply the Word of God together in a caring fellowship, with organization to bring about pastoral care, discipleship, and outreach.
Scripture It can never be said that Adele Gaboury’s neighbors were less than responsible. When her front lawn grew hip-high, they had a local boy mow it down. When her pipes froze and burst, they turned the water off. When the mail spilled out the front door, they called the police. The only thing ...read more
Contributed on Nov 9, 2018
Philippians 4:21-23 teaches us the characteristics of the communion of saints.
Scripture Last time in our Sunday Seconds we examined “Encouragements for Prayer.” Today, I would like to examine “Encouragements for Fellowship.” Paul’s letter to the Philippians overflows with joy and thanksgiving. It is a wonderful letter in which he urged the Christians in Philippi to ...read more