Christ the Chief Elder: A Brief History

On September 16, 1741, the leaders of the Moravian Church were meeting in London to make a number of important decisions. One of them was to choose a new Chief Elder.  Being Chief Elder was a big job. The Chief Elder was responsible for the spiritual welfare and temporal welfare of the whole Moravian Church. He prayed for the church, and he was frequently called upon to mediate between strong personalities.  When the church was a little community in Herrnhut, Germany it was a manageable job. But the Moravian Church had grown into an international fellowship stretching from Greenland in the north, to South Africa in the south. It would soon stretch to America in the west. Continue reading

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Wonderful Words of Warning: Satan.

Most of us carry within us images of Satan that arise from Genesis (the Snake), Revelation (The Beast from the Sea), cans of deviled ham (Underwood), and really bad Hollywood movies. The composite picture of Satan that emerges from the Bible is not so sensational but much more frightening.

1 Chronicles 21:1, Satan is a shadowy figure who “stood up against Israel” when he moved David to number Israel even though it was completely unnecessary. David gave in to the temptation to weigh the odds and measure his strength against his adversaries, but in so doing he neglected to consider that, with God on one’s side, one is always in the majority.

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Drive Thru Communion and Donation Collection on Sunday, 11/15

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Wonderful Words of Life: Patience

Matt. 18:26 So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’

Rom. 2:4 Or do you presume upon the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience? Do you not know that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?
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Wonderful Words of Life: Change

Today I want to a little time talking about one of the Wonderful Words of Life. If you understand these words, it will increase your ability to comprehend and understand the Bible.  The word for today “change.” So, what does the Bible teach us about “change?” Continue reading

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