I believe Martin Luther King Jr said the most segregated time of the week is Sunday at 11am. He was referring to the racial divide in the churches.  This was and may still be a problem.  But I want to consider here another segregation that continues in our churches at the hour of worship.  Where […]

“Peace on Earth and mercy mild God and sinners reconciled”     Peace on Earth   “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:14 ‘Peace on Earth’ is proclaimed throughout many homes amongst the  Christmas decor. But many homes the stress of this […]

  The months of November through January are a hectic blur. All the extra commitments on the calendar: parties, church socials, choir specials. Toys, lights, decorating a tree. Family gatherings – which frequently involves a bit of traveling. Even just shopping for weekly groceries seems so much more chaotic as many drivers on the road […]

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:30 — 6.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSSThis week, I wanted to take a brief look at Romans 4:4 and discuss the implications of believing in a works based belief system. Rom 4:4 […]

“Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.“ Psalm 95:6 One of the critical marks that distinguishes true Christianity from “Christianity in name only” is the lifelong struggle of believers against sin.  As J.C. Ryle has said, “True Christianity is a fight.”  The disciple who “abides in My […]

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:04 — 18.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSSBack from a brief hiatus, host James Watkins and special guest Daryl Updike launch the 5 Solas series for the month of October! Join James and Daryl as they discuss […]

Sanctification “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For what the Law could not do, [weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His […]

  “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 1:27   Christians are unified with Christ. We are in Christ, and He is in us. The union with Christ is the very heart of the gospel. We have no hope of salvation […]

True versus False Repentance   What is repentance? Is it required for salvation? How do we know when someone has truly repented? Repentance is not just a resolution to do better. Many people make New Year’s resolutions only to have them go by the wayside before the end of January. Repentance is not feeling badly […]