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The Ministry of Conference—What afflictions would God have done me good by?
April 10, 2019

“Afflictions are a golden key…” –Thomas Brooks      It is entirely natural to run away from any affliction or difficulty that…

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The Ministry of Conference—Where does your heart go when trouble comes?
April 3, 2019

“Thy best life now is to live upon the promise.”  –Isaac Watts      When pastor Henry Newcome wanted to grow spiritually,…

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Joy as a Mechanism for Glory
March 21, 2019

“Joy in God is the central mechanism through which human beings glorify God and thus fulfill God’s ultimate design for our…

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The Ministry of Conference—Questions of Self-Examination
March 14, 2019

“We ought seriously to consider two things; the sin of our Nature, and the Nature of our sin.” –Ralph Venning     …

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The Ministry of Conference —Asking Questions, Lots of Questions, and Listening
March 7, 2019

“Christ is not loved at all, till he be loved above all.” –Ralph Robinson      In the narrative found in Luke 24,…

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The Ministry of Conference—Asking Questions and Listening
February 28, 2019

“Some…have a great gift in conference.” –William Bridge      Jesus met the two disciples on the road to Emmaus and eventually…

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Thank You!
January 31, 2019

Dear church family, Charles and I just returned from Minneapolis where we attended the 2019 Bethlehem Conference for Pastors and Church…

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The Beginning of Conference—Speaking to One Another
January 23, 2019

“[A] good tongue is God’s dish, and he will accept it at his own table.” –Thomas Adams Conference begins with the…

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The Way To Increase Faith
January 3, 2019

“The way to increase faith is to apply to ourselves God’s promise in his word and sacraments, by hearing the word,…

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Thankful for 2018 and 2019
December 27, 2018

Dear Church, This year, 2018, is coming to a close. I hope that it has been a year of blessing for…

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Snow Day
December 20, 2018

Dear Church, Last week, I offered up a Christmas poem, entitled I Heard Healing in the Babe’s Cry. This week our…

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I Heard Healing in the Babe’s Cry
December 13, 2018

Dear Church, This week’s midweek devotional comes to you in the form of a Christmas poem.  I hope you enjoy it. …

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What is Conference?
November 29, 2018

“Conference sometimes may do as much good as preaching.” –Thomas Watson   What is conference?  Conference is a spiritual discipline that…

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What kind of ornament are you?
November 15, 2018

“Consider what an ornament a thankful frame of heart is to religion.” –William Gurnall   The Thanksgiving and Christmas Seasons are…

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Thankfulness and Thanksgiving
November 8, 2018

“Everyone knows what is most pleasant to him; but God alone knows what is most profitable.” Thomas Boston     Last…

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