Speak the Truth

This is the church of the living God, which is the pillar and support of the truth. I Tim. 3:15
 
The purpose of the church, any church, is to proclaim and live out God’s truth.  The church does not create the truth nor should it ever attempt to change the truth to “keep up with the times”.  Its mandate is to “speak the truth in love” (Eph 4:15)  The truth is not always popular but we have to remember that it is not our truth.  It is His truth.  Jesus said in a prayer, “Your Word is truth.”  It may be hated, but God’s truth must be lovingly supported by the church knowing that truth is hate to those who hate the truth.
 
Pastor Ray Pile


Children Are a Gift

You created every part of me; You put me together in my mother’s womb. PSALM 139:13
 
The child in the womb is a creation of God to be loved and protected.  It is sad that there are those today that not only want to kill God’s creation in the womb but also want to kill them after birth if they survive the attempt.  Children are a blessing from the Lord to be cherished, whether by the birth parents or adoptive parents.  I hear people refer to “unwanted pregnancies”.  The good news is that although some children may not have been planned by their parents, they were planned and wanted by God. 
 
Pastor Ray Pile


Who’s to Blame?

There are some people who ruin their own lives and then blame it all on God. PROVERBS 19:3
 
Isn’t it interesting how some people live life, giving no thought to God, but when things go wrong, they blame it all on God.  They make decisions without considering what God wants or says in His word.  They ignore the Bible and call it old fashioned.  But when they have trouble, they get mad at God and blame Him.  What foolishness!  Do you know anyone like that?
 
Pastor Ray Pile


The Ultimate Act of Love

This is what love is: it is not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the means by which our sins are forgiven. I Jn. 4:10
 
I’ve heard people say that there are many roads to heaven.  They say that all religions are equal.  The problem with that way of thinking is that the death of Jesus was the only way that our sins could be forgiven.  No other religions have that.  Only Jesus makes us right with God.  If there were other ways to heaven, then God should not have sent His only Son to go through that kind of death for us.  But God loved us enough to provide a way.
 
Pastor Ray Pile