Friday Messages

The Hiding Place

The Hiding Place

I have been working part time in a Shaw’s grocery store for about a year now, and it is interesting to watch people and see how they act and interact with each other and with life. I spend a good...

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The Sabbath Ark

The Sabbath Ark

As a student of Modern Hebrew, I particularly enjoy moments when a new vocabulary word connects unexpectedly to a Bible story and a lightbulb lights up. So it was a few years ago when I encountered...

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The Sabbath Fold

The Sabbath Fold

A recent conversation with a friend here in Georgia prompted me to ask a question that has often come to mind ever since I was a youth group leader about 30 years ago. Is there any guarantee that a...

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The Sabbath Comes

The Sabbath Comes

Welcome to the Sabbath. At an early age growing up in Connecticut, I remember stopping for the Sabbath as a day of rest. It was a day of no school, no chores, and was a happy childhood memory. ...

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Sabbath Convocation

Sabbath Convocation

“For in six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a Sabbath of complete rest, a holy convocation.” Leviticus 23:3 NASV What is a “convocation”? Our church tradition for many decades...

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A Better Country

A Better Country

My wife Jess and I will be moving to our new house in Oneonta, NY in a few days. We’re both excited to move and to make the new place “home,” but we’re still in the “between” stage. Our current...

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Refreshment

Refreshment

We are pilgrims traveling on the road to heaven. We are moving along the King’s highway toward that “City which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.” We often walk by faith and not by...

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God’s Pace

God’s Pace

How many of you have taken a shortcut which ended up in disaster? This frequently happens in life, when we get so caught up in the pursuit of some wonderful goal that we start cutting corners in...

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