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To Whom Shall We Go?

Those of us who have studied the Scriptures know that both the Old and New Testaments point to Christ as the remedy for our troubled, sinful souls. “All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah… Read More »To Whom Shall We Go?

Trust In The Lord

The Scriptures tell us in Acts 4:22 that it is “through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.” It is an attempt to circumvent this truth that causes the despair of many. Modern science has become the panacea for all suffering. Many have a superficial level of the depth of the riches of… Read More »Trust In The Lord

Praise in the Midst of Hurt

“I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving!“ Psalm 69:30 David wrote this Psalm as a result of experiencing reproach, shame, and dishonor. He was hated without a cause. He was weary with crying. But, through it all, he prayed; “Hear me, O Lord, for Your lovingkindness… Read More »Praise in the Midst of Hurt

The Cry for Gentleness

In my years of counseling at Bethel, I have seen much unforgiveness, resentment, rage, blame, slander and other self-centered attitudes. Self-centeredness naturally exhibits a lack of gentleness towards others. A person must first identify and repent of his own sin before he can exhibit a spirit of gentleness on those loved ones he has wounded… Read More »The Cry for Gentleness

Holiday Loneliness

Soon Thanksgiving and Christmas will be upon us. The holidays can be a time of joy or a time of brooding. Some will succumb to the latter and come under a cloud of loneliness. In reflecting upon their circumstances, a person may say to themselves; “Why does the Lord our God do these things?” Jeremiah… Read More »Holiday Loneliness