Lessons of the Storm

Lessons of the Storm

What is the context of Jesus being asleep in the boat? Usually, we pick up the story when the disciples wake him up in fear of being destroyed by the storm. But today we want to look at Jesus being asleep in the boat? How could Jesus sleep during a fierce storm? A storm that […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2020 is different for many of us. We will be celebrating during a worldwide pandemic. We will miss being with our loved ones who can not travel and others who have gone home to be with our Lord. It is a happy time and a time of grief. Today we want to send a […]

Why Do We Have Labor Day?

Why Do We Have Labor Day?

Morning at my favorite breakfast and burger fast food restaurant. The scene includes those work-a-day people on their way and in a hurry. Painters with their white shirts and white pants, construction workers starting their day, retired Military vets with their baseball hats complete with ship names and pins, personal trainers, friends. The manager of […]

The Proclamation of Remembrance

The Proclamation Of Remembrance

Throughout the years, we often hear proclamations of remembrance. We hear proclamations for historical events such as Pearl Harbor Day, and Memorial Day. When we celebrate the body and blood of Jesus Christ with Communion during the Good Friday, and Easter (Resurrection Sunday) season. We are celebrating a part of a Proclamation that Jesus issued […]

In Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Vision

We remember Dr. King for some of the words he spoke, such as his “I have a Dream” speech. “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”… And we […]

Starting Fresh This New Year

Starting Fresh This New Year

The New Year is always a time to make resolutions and start anew. We see in the book of Hebrews encouragement for the New Year. “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin […]

The Message of Christmas

The message of Christmas

The Christmas story is about God coming to be with us.  As Pastor Rob Bromhead at Centreville Presbyterian Church (CPC) points out, Jesus came to us to give us life that frees us from sin’s control. He states: “Jesus offers us not just forgiveness for but the freedom from the power of sin”Jesus came in […]

God’s Presence

Gods presence

2019 is soon coming to an end, Christmas is 2 weeks away and we’re constantly being bombarded with ads for  sales and ideas for Christmas presents. It seems more and more Christmas is about presents and not Jesus. I asked myself when did we become so materialistic? So I ask you today would you rather […]

Giving Thanks for Jesus

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving.  This is the time of year when we take an opportunity to remember all that God has blessed us with. It is also a time to share a Thanksgiving meal with your loved ones. After the Thanksgiving meal, one of the time honored traditions of Thanksgiving is to watch football on television, or even […]

The Sacrifice for Freedom

The Sacrifice for Freedom

I recently met a new friend that served two tours in Vietnam, as an Army medic, and received the Silver Star which is this nation’s third highest Military honor. He understood that freedom sometimes requires us to sacrifice our lives. Jesus also paid a sacrifice for our freedom from sin. Jesus paid the price for […]