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A Mighty Fortress

These words, penned so long ago by the great reformer Martin Luther, are just as true to today, and just as needed today for our encouragement, as they ever were.  May they comfort your soul, and cause faith to rise up in your heart.

A mighty Fortress is our God,
A Bulwark never failing;
Our Helper He amid the flood
Of mortal ills prevailing:
For still our ancient foe
Doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and power are great,
And, armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.

Did we in our own strength confide,
Our striving would be losing;
Were not the right Man on our side,
The Man of God’s Own choosing:
Dost ask who that may be?
Christ Jesus, it is He;
Lord Sabaoth His Name,
From age to age the same,
And He must win the battle.

And though this world, with devils filled,
Should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed
His truth to triumph through us:
The Prince of Darkness grim,
We tremble not for him;
His rage we can endure,
For lo! his doom is sure,
One little …

O How I Love Thy Law

O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.  Psalms 119:97

So many in the church today have set aside the Law of God as being unimportant.  They say it was nailed to the cross and that we don’t need to worry about keeping the Law anymore, that the work of Christ on the cross did away with the Law.

Certain aspects of the Law, contained in ordinances and involving the Levitical sacrifices, were indeed fulfilled by Christ’s work on the cross.  For example, we need no longer sacrifice a lamb because Jesus Christ was the Lamb of God.  In fact, Christ was ALL of the sacrifices rolled into one on that cross.  But Christ’s work on the cross did NOT do away with God’s Law.

Jesus Himself said “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.  For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.  Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least com…

Looking Unto Jesus

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith...  Hebrews 12:2

In Matthew 14:22-33 we read of the time when Christ’s disciples were out on the Sea of Galilee being tossed about by a tempestuous storm.  They were afraid for their lives, but Jesus appeared to them, walking on the water, and told them not to be afraid.

Peter, wanting to reassure himself, said “Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.”  Jesus said, “Come,” and so Peter stepped out of the ship and onto the water, and began to go to Jesus.

“But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.  And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?”  Matthew 14:29-31

They got back into the ship, and when they did, the raging storm that had terrified the disciples so greatly immediately ceased (verse 32 and Mark 6:51) and there was perfect peace.  Not only that, they …

What Do They See?

Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.  Philippians 4:9

Here the apostle Paul tells the church in Philippi that if they would just act like him, and do those things which they had seen him do, that God would be with them and would bless them.

In looking at your life, I wonder—could you safely give the same instruction to others?  Can you say without the slightest bit of trepidation “Act like me, and God will bless you?”

Whether you realize it or not, people are always watching you.  What kind of person do they see?  Do they see a man or woman of integrity?  Do they see a man or woman who is totally committed to Christ?  What do they see?

Think about that today, and ask the LORD to help you to be the kind of person that can say with the apostle Paul “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.”  1 Corinthians 11:1

Old Time Religion

Give me that Old Time Religion!

We begin each service with a Scripture reading from the King James Bible. We sing the old hymns you grew up with. We spend time in prayer each service. We have piano and pipe organ and we use them. We have special music each service with an occasional bluegrass gospel selection. We have responsive readings from the King James Bible. We have good old fashioned preaching. We are a friendly church and we have good fellowship following each worship service.

We stand on the Word of Almighty God. The Holy Bible is our guide book to live by. No modern translations or modern religion around here. We do things the old way because we feel it is the best way.

“Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.” Jeremiah 6:16

If ever there was a time when we needed to get back to the old way and find rest for our souls it is today!

If this is what you have b…