Month: December 2018

New Year’s Resolutions

“Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.” – Ecclesiastes 5:2 “A wise man once said…nothing.” – Attributed to Will Rogers In a few days it will be 11 hours 59 minutes and 59 …

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Joyful Witness

Put yourself in the shoes of the shepherds on that night (see Luke 2:8-18). Shepherds were a despised class in Israel, because their work prevented them from keeping the ceremonial law. Their nomadic lifestyle encouraged many to stoop to thievery, and they were considered so unreliable that their testimony was not admissible in a court of law. In other words, …

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Welcome One Another

I’ll never forget my first day in a PCA (Presbyterian Church in America) church. I had moved back to New Jersey and was looking to find a new church. I looked online, but couldn’t find any PCA churches close to my home. So, I resorted to looking in the phone book (can you tell how long ago this was?) and …

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The Death of a Good Man

Hello GRC – Yesterday was a day working from home, starting the sermon. At lunch time, I turned on the news, and was reminded that the memorial service for President George H. W. Bush was in progress. I’m not a political news junkie, nor do I typically feel drawn to so-called “can’t miss” events like royal weddings. But this was …

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