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Just Hug a Tree

One of the popular movements of the 60’s and 70’s was to be more environmentally minded. “We need to save mother nature!” was the cry. Protests, rallies, and concerts joined the chorus. Nature must be preserved. Today, this movement has become political. Various candidates… Continue Reading “Just Hug a Tree”

PAtience is always required

It’s summertime and that means that many of us are using our grills regularly to cook food for our family and friends. There’s not much better than a hot, juicy cheeseburger grilled to perfection, is there?  In his cookbook, Boy Meets Grill, celebrity chef Bobby… Continue Reading “PAtience is always required”

What Has Happened to Grace?

Newton was right. Grace is truly amazing. We are much better off when we live in grace and extend it to others, for our world thirsts for it in ways it does not even recognize.

Dealing with a Crisis According to Jesus

From the beginning of March, we have been living in a continual crisis with the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of social distancing policies. All of our students missed out on the last three months of their school year while our graduating seniors missed… Continue Reading “Dealing with a Crisis According to Jesus”

Christian Hope During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Recently, I’ve been asked, “Why are most Christians calm in the midst of the pandemic and yet anxious to return to Church?” The answer to these two great questions is really simple: Our hope extends beyond death. You see, death is not the end… Continue Reading “Christian Hope During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Joshua: The Final Part of A Complete Deliverance

The sixth book of the Bible is the first of the twelve historical books of the Old Testament. These twelve books tell the story of Israel’s entry into the Promised Land of Canaan under Joshua’s leadership, their subsequent inhabitance of the Land during the… Continue Reading “Joshua: The Final Part of A Complete Deliverance”

God is the Central Character in Deuteronomy

The fifth book of the Bible derives its name from a phrase taken from its seventeenth chapter. The future kings of Israel were “to make a copy of this [God’s] Law” which was to be read all the days of his life so that… Continue Reading “God is the Central Character in Deuteronomy”

Numbers and the Question: Will I be Faithful to the End?

The fourth book of the Bible is Numbers. And, as its title suggests the book contains a lot of numbers. Two censuses of Israel’s population are taken and then seemingly countless other lists of a variety of things are recorded. But, is that really… Continue Reading “Numbers and the Question: Will I be Faithful to the End?”

God’s Character in Exodus 33-35

Friends, On our (Chester ARP Church’s) journey through the Bible this year, we will read many passages that will clearly and wonderfully reveal the loving, holy, and just character of God. In fact, we believe that every word of the Bible is given to… Continue Reading “God’s Character in Exodus 33-35”

Cultivating Thankfulness

What’s up everybody? On Sunday we talked about how Psalm 50 tells us that thankfulness needs to be cultivated in our lives because it is not natural to us. Here are a few suggestions from Jerry Birdges’s book The Practice of Godliness to help you… Continue Reading “Cultivating Thankfulness”