“He whom Thou lovest is sick.” – John 11:3 J.C. Ryle (1816-1900) The chapter from which this text is taken is well known to all Bible readers. In life-like description, in touching interest, in sublime simplicity, there is no writing in existence that will bear comparison with that chapter. A narrative like this is to … [Read more…]

Friends of Forgiveness

Pastor Michael Bowman “But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you and pray for those who abuse you.”  (Luke 6:27-28) One of the things that I have tried to make clear in this series on forgiveness is that you have to … [Read more…]

This is the Finger of God!

J.C. Ryle, written during the Great Cattle Plague of England, 1865-1867 Via Look at the words which form the title of this booklet, and consider them well. They were spoken by heathen men more than three thousand years ago. They fell from the lips of Egyptian magicians when one of the famous plagues came on the land … [Read more…]

Ideas for Family Worship Part 2

Pastor Michael Bowman In an attempt to encourage you in practicing family religion, I reached out to some men from the congregation asking what they do for family worship and if they would answer some other questions in that regard. Here is the first of these “interviews” on family worship. I hope that this will … [Read more…]

Ideas for Family Worship Part 1

Pastor Michael Bowman For many of us, life hasn’t changed that drastically yet. I am thankful to God for all of you in hospitals and any other part of society that hasn’t shut down. Your hard work is not going unnoticed. For many others, though, life is very different now that social distancing has been … [Read more…]

Where You Appeal, There Your Heart Is

Pastor Michael Bowman I alluded in the last article to the idea of God shaking the earth in order to show what is lasting and can stand. One of the things that happens when God shakes things, when he allows our normal safety nets and objects of trust to fall apart, is that it shows … [Read more…]

You Should Fear More

Pastor Michael Bowman In the midst of a global pandemic, there are many who will tell you not to fear. They’re wrong. You need to fear. You need to fear much more than you currently do. It’s true that you don’t need to fear a virus, but you do need to fear God. This isn’t … [Read more…]

Is it Acceptable to Cancel Worship?

Pastor Michael Bowman That’s a good question, one that Christians and Elders all over the country (and the world) are trying to answer right now. I am not a doctor, so I will not be going into the medical details surrounding the CoronaVirus. I am not a member of the Civil Government, so I will … [Read more…]