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A Call to Prayer

A Call to Prayer

I have a list of prayer requests I want to share with you for the weekly thought this week.   Continue reading “A Call to Prayer”

Why aren’t the morning and evening worship services the same?

Why aren’t the morning and evening worship services the same?

Last week I know I said one final thought on worship, but I guess I had second thoughts on that thought…

I wanted to answer the question today on why the two worship services on Sunday are not exactly the same.  Maybe that question hasn’t even crossed your mind.  Maybe you haven’t looked at the differences between them.     Continue reading “Why aren’t the morning and evening worship services the same?”

Giving as a Part of Worship

Giving as a Part of Worship

One final thought on worship this week. In the June New Horizons magazine there was a great article by Roger W. Schmurr entitled, “Is It Biblical to Tithe Online?”  The author makes the case for Tithes and Offerings to be collected within the worship service, instead of online.  With computers making most everything automated today, I myself don’t use checks all that much.  However, in giving, I am blessed to write out a check or set aside cash to benefit the ministry of the Church, which in turn reminds me that God provides everything I have.      Continue reading “Giving as a Part of Worship”

I Need You!

I need you!

As we continue to discuss worship, I want to spend a few minutes letting you know how vital you are to the ministry of the church and the preaching of God’s Word.  Please take a couple of minutes and read the following article and then come back to this weekly thought for some prayer requests I would like to share with you.  

http://www.reformation21.org/blog/2018/06/everyone-plays-a-part-in-preac.php

Continue reading “I Need You!”

The Beginning and the End

The Beginning and the End.  

I want to spend a couple of weeks discussing worship.  By and large in our culture we have become more and more informal about worship. Continue reading “The Beginning and the End”

Reflections on the 85th General Assembly of the OPC, Part 3: Foreign Missions

Reflections on the 85th General Assembly of the OPC, Part 3: Foreign Missions

On Thursday evening we had another joint session between the OPC and the URCNA.  Each evening would begin with a joint song service using the new Psalter-Hymnals and then we would move into the topic for the evening.   Continue reading “Reflections on the 85th General Assembly of the OPC, Part 3: Foreign Missions”

Exchanging the Glory of God for idols…

Exchanging the Glory of God for idols…

I mentioned in the quarterly session report this week that I wanted to give you all of the information that Charlie sent to me regarding various ministries and organizations near us that are dealing with the addiction crisis we face in our world today.  You would probably have to avoid all sources of news to have not heard of the opioid crisis in our nation and in our communities.  Weekly headlines speak of the addiction problem.   Continue reading “Exchanging the Glory of God for idols…”

Reflections on the 85th General Assembly of the OPC, Part 2: Home Missions

Reflections on the 85th General Assembly of the OPC, Part 2: Home Missions

On Wednesday evening we had another joint session between the OPC and the URCNA.  We heard from six church planters from the OPC and six church planters from the URCNA.  God is building His kingdom.  People are coming to Jesus Christ around our country and around the world.  These particular church planters were from North America.  Continue reading “Reflections on the 85th General Assembly of the OPC, Part 2: Home Missions”

The Hand of Providence

The Hand of Providence

I started to write the weekly thought for this week, and in the midst of writing changed my mind.  I was going to continue part 2 on the General Assembly about Home Missions.  As I started to reflect on new church plants around our country, I was reminded of how many churches do not have their own building.  Many congregations struggle to find a place to meet and to afford rent for less than ideal facilities that are not even available to hold an evening service.  In the midst of my reflection I thought of how blessed we are as a congregation to have three wonderful buildings and that God, in His Providence, preserved our place of worship this week.   Continue reading “The Hand of Providence”

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