Assured Hope

The week before Christmas we lost two friends to the Covid virus. Their age and comorbidities were contributing factors. But both were believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. Yet in some ways it doesn’t make it any easier to lose a loved one. A friend of mine wrote the following blog which I thought wasContinue reading “Assured Hope”

Do You Have True Peace?

For unto us a Child is born,Unto us a Son is given;And the government will be upon His shoulder.And His name will be calledWonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peaceThere will be no end,Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,To order it and establish it with judgment and justiceFrom that timeContinue reading “Do You Have True Peace?”

The Next Generation

Growing up in a rural area, there were a lot of folks around us who had gardens. My grandfather lived on one side of us and my uncle on the other side. They always planted a garden. But gardens seemed to have lost their importance with the ease of going to a grocery store toContinue reading “The Next Generation”

Bushy Run, a Place of Solitude

Bushy Run is a stream that flows through western Pennsylvania. It’s also the name of a historic site. A significant battle was fought here between the British and Native Americans led by Chief Pontiac. This picture displays the path that leads to the flour bag fort where much of the fighting took place in 1763.Continue reading “Bushy Run, a Place of Solitude”

Heaven’s Surprise

I never had much interest in poetry. But every once in a while you come across a poem that is unique, makes you laugh, and/or communicates truth. The following one is unnamed by an unknown author concerning heaven. Although it contains some doctrinal inaccuracies, I think it captures a profound truth about the way manyContinue reading “Heaven’s Surprise”

You Sure You’re in the Faith?

“Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you? – unless indeed you are disqualified”. (II Cor. 13:5) Are you disqualified? Have you done enough, behaved good enough? Many infer that you are to look to your good works and righteousContinue reading “You Sure You’re in the Faith?”

Good News in God’s Colors

Autumn here in western Pennsylvania is an amazing palet of God’s design. It inspired me to write a gospel tract a couple years ago that would incorporate many of God’s beautiful colors. Most of us find it difficult to share the gospel. But one simple way is a good gospel tract. It can be leftContinue reading “Good News in God’s Colors”

My Faith has Found a Resting Place

The lyrics below are from a hymn titled, My Faith has Found a Resting Place, composed by Elizabeth E. Hewitt in the late1800s. She knew something of eternal security and the peace that comes from trusting in Jesus. She was born in Philadelphia in 1851. She became a teacher, but a spinal injury forced herContinue reading “My Faith has Found a Resting Place”

Assurance of Heaven is the Gospel Part 2

The following article on eternal security is taken from an online publication, Foundations: Building the Faith. It’s used by Village Ministries International in their disciple making minisrty around the world. They seek to evangelize the lost and to equip the saints by training local pastors to teach others. Foundations can be downloaded for free atContinue reading “Assurance of Heaven is the Gospel Part 2”