Pastor’s Study

  • Reaching for Everyone
    ”Then the Spirit said to Philip, ‘Go over to this chariot and join it.’ So Philip ran up to it and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked, ‘Do you understand what you are reading?’He replied, ‘How can I, unless someone guides me?’ And he invited Philip to get in and sit beside him.”Continue reading Reaching for Everyone
  • Unfailing Love
    “We love because he first loved us.” I John 4:19 (NIV) As I strolled through the entrance of Walmart this afternoon, I was greeted by aisle after aisle of assorted chocolates, stuffed animals, and balloons which reminded me Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Even as I scroll through my Facebook newsfeed, most daysContinue reading “Unfailing Love”
  • What Do We Need God to Do?
    “Then Jesus said to him, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’” Mark 10:51 Here it is!  A new year is upon us.  Did you like the one which just passed?  How did  things go for you?  If you are like most people, there are things you would like to revisit.  Perhaps thereContinue reading What Do We Need God to Do?
  • Unto Us A Child Is Born
    The contest was simple: submit your Christmas wish list along with a drawing of something related to the holiday season.  When you are in the second grade and enjoy drawing, your participation is a no-brainer.  Of course, each week’s winning prize was more than enough to “sweeten the deal”: a gift pack supplied by CarolinaContinue reading “Unto Us A Child Is Born”
  • “Give Thanks”
    “Give thanks with a grateful heartGive thanks to the Holy OneGive thanks because He’s givenJesus Christ, His Son And now let the weak say, “I am strong”Let the poor say, “I am rich”Because of what the Lord has done for us Give thanksWe give thanks (give thanks)We give thanks”                  Thanksgiving always brings to mindContinue reading “Give Thanks”
  • The Art of Neighborliness
    “‘Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?’  37  He said, ‘The one who showed him mercy.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Go and do likewise.’” Luke 10:36-37 NRSV His voice was commonplace in our home during my earlyyears. Day after day, IContinue reading “The Art of Neighborliness”
  • What’s Unseen Is Still Important
    “First clean the inside of the cup, so that the outside also may become clean.” Matthew 23:26 NRSV                  Yesterday, I found myself in our backyard performing some much-needed trimming to a couple of small trees and a few boxwoods.  Now, granted, these landscaping features are at the rear of our property and often goContinue reading What’s Unseen Is Still Important
  • What Do Your Words Say About You?
    “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 NRSV                  There are two days during the year of which I am not particularly fond.  The exact dates vary from one year to the next, but one is guaranteedContinue reading What Do Your Words Say About You?
  • More to Come
                     The month of April brought with it a number of opportunities to return to worship, fellowship, and the sharing of meals with brothers and sisters in Christ.  It all began on the first Saturday evening of the month with a “Night of Hope” which included a meal of soup and sandwiches, and worship featuringContinue reading More to Come
  • Springtime This and That
                     You have become accustomed to a monthly article from me that is often related to a particular topic, Scripture reference, or season of the Christian Year.  As we begin this journey of spring, when all things are said to be made new, I wish to do something slightly different.  I have been encouraged overContinue reading Springtime This and That