The Apostles: Silas

Silas served as a leading member of the Early Christian church. He accompanied Paul on his first and second missionary […]

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The Apostles: Silas

Silas served as a leading member of the Early Christian church. He accompanied Paul on his first and second missionary journeys and preached alongside Paul and Timothy. {2 Corinthians 1:19} The name Silas means man of the forest and many historians believe his name originates from the Roman name Silvanus. We first meet Silas when he’s chosen to travel with […]

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Hymn Story: Beneath the Cross of Jesus

Imagine standing at the foot of Jesus cross with his mother, Mary Magdalene, the other women and the apostle John. Beneath the Cross of Jesus gives us insight to this time and place. The song was written by Elizabeth Clephane, who also wrote The Ninety and Nine. Elizabeth Clephane lost her parents at a young age and struggled with her […]

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Names of God: Eloah

Eloah means mighty, powerful One.                 I say it again—no god of any nation or kingdom has ever yet been able to rescue his people from me or my ancestors. How much less will your God rescue you from my power!”  2 Chronicles 32:15

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The Apostles: Timothy

Timothy served as a protégé to his mentor, Paul. The name Timothy means honouring God or honoured by God. He was born in Lystra to a Greek father and Jewish, follower of Christ, mother. “Paul came to Derbe and then to Lystra, where a disciple named Timothy lived, whose mother was Jewish and a believerbut whose father was a Greek.”   […]

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Hymn Story: O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing

O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing was one of the more than six thousand hymns that was written by Charles Wesley. In May 1738, Charles Wesley was suffering from pleurisy, while studying with his brother, John, in London. During this time he was plagued with extreme doubts regarding his faith. After taking to his bed, he attended a Bible […]

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Book Review: Biblical Minimalism

Have you ever thought of downsizing? In her book, Biblical Minimalism: Following Jesus from a Life of Abundance to a More Abundant Life, Cheryl Smith shares her story of downsizing from an overabundance of stuff to living a minimal life. She openly and honestly shares her struggles, issues and battles in learning to live with less and downsize. Along the […]

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The Apostles: Ananias

Ananias is mentioned in the book of Acts when he is sent to restore Paul’s sight. The name Ananias means favored of the Lord. We first meet him in the story of Paul’s conversion. “And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am […]

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Hymn Story: This is the Day

This is the Day is an upbeat song that reminds us that this is the day the Lord has made, we should be happy and rejoice. The hymn is based on Psalm 118:24, “This is the day that the Lord hath made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” The practice of writing songs based off of scripture dates […]

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The Apostles: Paul

We’ve studied the 12 Disciples of Jesus, the women who followed Jesus, and the Seven Deacons. We are going to wrap up the series with the apostles. Luke 10 tells us “And after these things, the Lord did appoint also other seventy, and sent them by twos before his face, to every city and place whither he himself was about […]

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Hope in the Bible: Saul’s Conversion

We first meet Saul {who would later become Paul} at the stoning of Stephen. “Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul.”  {Acts 7:58} Saul is one of the Sanhedrin and prosecuting the believers of Christ.  “Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples.”  {Acts 9:1} With letters in hand to prosecute […]

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Hymn Story: Break Thou the Bread of Life

Breath Thou the Bread of Life was written by Mary A. Lathbury. Lathbury taught art and French in Vermont and New York schools. She also served as a poet in the summer programs at Chautauqua, New York. The expression bread of life refers to Jesus teaching where he referred to himself as the Living bread or bread of life. {John […]

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