Three Cheers for the Church

At a time when many Christians seem to have become disillusioned with the church and receive most, if any at all, of their spiritual instruction from a podcast pastor, and their fellowship and sense of community from Facebook and the like, let me make a renewed pitch for the necessity of local church attendance, membership,

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A Tribute to a Departed Saint

A few days ago, Emmanuel Baptist Church lost one of its most cherished and admired members. Lorna Steele was very petite physically, but she was a pillar of the church in her faithfulness to God and in her deep love for Christ that was evident to all who knew her. She was a sterling example

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Born Again

  Just a few days ago, I had lunch with a man who during our conversation asked what it meant to be born again. He admitted that he had little idea as to its meaning and we might suspect that he is not alone in his confusion. Pollsters and the general public use the term

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Three Crosses in my Heart

       When our Lord Jesus Christ was crucified on a hill outside the walls of Jerusalem, He died as a voluntary substitutionary sacrifice for sinners. By His death once and for all He accomplished eternal salvation for those who would believe in Him. But He not only died FOR sinners, He died WITH

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