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A Legacy of Courage and Hope

Posted by Buster Brown on

Sixty years ago today on January 8, 1956, five young men were martyred by the Auca Indians in the jungles of Ecuador. Their names have become etched in the collective memories of God’s people since that time. Ed McCully, Nate Saint, Pete Fleming, Roger Youderian, and Jim Elliot. Jim Elliot...

Reading in the New Year

Posted by Van Barnhill on

The prospect of a new year offers a fresh start. A hitting of the reset button. An opportunity to make some clear goals and resolutions. It will probably not come as a surprise that gym memberships peak during January. It will also probably not come as a surprise that by February the majority of...

9 Reasons to Give Sacrificially to Lottie Moon

Posted by Leland Brown on

This year the Lord has convicted me and my wife to be serious about and give sacrificially to the Lottie Moon World Christmas Offering. I will admit in years past my giving and attitude toward Lottie Moon has been “Shoot! I forgot about this until now! Today’s the last Sunday to...

The Christ of Christmas

Posted by Van Barnhill on

When most of us think about the season of Christmas our minds can quickly become filled and bogged down with thoughts of Santa and presents and trees with ornaments and the Grinch and delicious food and family and Buddy the Elf and fruitcakes. Maybe not fruitcakes. But definitely figgy pudding...

Why 'Up Yonder?'

Posted by Dean Henderson on

I have had many people ask about the unusual name of our Christmas Concert this year, so I thought I would give you a little insight into the concert title and theme – and hopefully encourage you to get your tickets soon if you have not already done so!    This past June, in the...

To Rightly See the Syrian Refugees

Posted by Leland Brown on

The Syrian refugee crisis is a tragic and complicated issue. After having talked to fellow believers in the last few weeks about this issue and heard some widely different opinions concerning it I am very thankful that I do not have to make decisions regarding our country’s response to...

Freedom from the Holiday Season

Posted by Rose Anderson on

Our Annual Women’s Retreat is themed Peacemaking Women.  Charlene Rupp shared with us at Women at the Well some things that the Lord has been showing her in the Word about Peace and the fact that peace from God is internal and comes to us only as we rest in Him.  It is true that...

Grieve Not…As Others Do

Posted by Van Barnhill on

This past October 27th marked the 157th birthday of the Theodore Roosevelt (my favorite POTUS). His life was fantastic and wonderful and full of adventure. But there were also some low points. When he was 25, Teddy’s mother and wife died. On the same day. Which happened to be...

Discipline Yourself for Godliness

Posted by Leland Brown on

Many of us who drive to and from the same places regularly have experienced distracted driving—where all of the sudden we arrive at our destination and cannot remember how we got there. We’ve travelled the same route many times or we’re in an engaging phone conversation, so we...

The Kingdom

Posted by Van Barnhill on

The spiritual definition of the word kingdom is “the domain over which the spiritual sovereignty of God or Christ extends, whether in heaven or on earth.” Mainly, the domain over which God is sovereign. And because the Bible says, ‘In the beginning, God created the heavens and...

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