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Celebrate Halloween!

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Dear Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to Sunday. I hate scary movies.Connie will bear this out.Scary movies really do a number on my ever-so-fragile psyche. I refuse to watch them. Truth be told, they ought not bother me because writers like Stephen King, Clive Barker, Dean Koontz, and others are imagining how things would be in this world if Go...

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Halloween or Hallowed Eve?

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This Sunday is Halloween and many will be celebrating it. It has become an event with parties, costumes, kids having fun and the ever famous trick or treat. But how did it all start, where did it start? Today we remember Reformation Sunday, let's not forget God is our Lord.In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints.Soon, A...

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PSALM 110: THE KING, PRIEST, AND CONQUEROR

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The LORD says to My Lord, sit at my right hand 'till I make your enemies your footstool (Psalm 110:1 NKJV) Melchizedek is a type of Christ. He brought oil and wine. He blessed Abram, giving glory to the patriarch's victory. He received tithes of the spoils of Abram. His name means King of Righteousness. Salem means peace. (Melchizedek is the king of peace.) Alsio it is wo...

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Side Effects

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Dear Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to Sunday. If you have attended MBC in person or watched on line you've noticed me moving slowly and using a cane.I had a MRI that showed that I have spinal stenosis which causes me to lose all feeling in my legs.The cause is vertebra in my lower back which are degenerating and compressing the nerves that go ...

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Compensating, Correcting & Choosing Elders

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Jesus founded only one organization while He was here on earth and that was His church. The only organization, organism, institution the Lord Jesus founded and the only one He promised to bless. He said, "I will build My church." It is His church that is the fullness of His plan for this world. The church designed by God, initiated by the Spirit of God and made possible...

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PSALM 72: THE UNIVERSAL KINGDOM OF GOD

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They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon shall endure throughout all generations (Psalm 72:5, KJV) Today we are going to study Psalm 72 in two sections. The 1st section will be asking a series of questions related to this Psalm. In the 2nd section we're going to be looking at Isaac Watts and how his hymns compare or are alike to Psalm 72. WHO? Author is Solomon (...

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The Negative Cost of Caring!

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Dear Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to Sunday. Earlier today I heard a report on the local news about a condition I'd never before heard of:Compassion Fatigue.The news cast reported this condition in conjunction with the Covid-19 pandemic that has plagued our country now for almost two years.The report focused on those who are on the front line...

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The Honor of Widowhood Part 2

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As we discussed last week, there are numerous passages in the Bible dealing with widows. God has a special concern for them, along with orphans and others in difficult circumstances. Many passages lay down laws to protect widows. God is described as their protector and judge: "A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows is God in His holy habitation" (Ps. 68:5...

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PSALM 51: THROWING ONESELF ON THE MERCY OF GOD

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Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sight(Psalm 51: 4a, NKJV) The superscription for this psalm is: "A Psalm of David when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba." The background is given in 2 Samuel 11-12. William Culberson in his outline pointed out true confession includes the following elements: Casting onese...

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God's Sovereign Control

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Dear Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to Sunday. Few things are more controversial among Christians than the sovereignty of God. The issue is simply this: Is God truly sovereign (in control and supreme) over everything, including calamity, natural disasters, death, and demons, or is his sovereign control restricted to those things we typically r...

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