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Religion

D&E president, choir participating in worship

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College President Chris A. Wood, the College Concert Choir and Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement: Foundation and Church Relations Tina Vial will share their faith at the 11 a.m. Feb. 16 service at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church in Elkins. The ...

Neighbors helping neighbors

The Upshur Cooperative Parish House and Crosslines always welcome new partnerships. We are rooted in the concept of “neighbors helping neighbors.” Located at 68 College Ave., Buckhannon, we offer a variety of programs that assist those in need. Neighbors visiting the Parish House often ...

Gratefulness warms our hearts

Here is the word of the month. As we approach Thanksgiving we all begin to think about gathering together with family or friends. Our hearts are warmed by thoughts of gratitude for our relationships, the material blessings we have, and the events of life over the last year. We really are ...

Treasure Hunting

Julie Andrews sang “A few of my favorite things” in The Sound of Music. What are some of your favorite things? This answer will vary widely among us all, but whatever it is will capture our focus, time and resources. Some of our favorite things will even capture our heart. Jesus cautioned ...

Spectator Sports

America was captured, even enraptured, with baseball in the early 1900s. The love for the sport grew decade after decade. Giants of the game emerged over time with new and amazing record shattering statistics. Fans flocked to the games from little league to the minors to the major league. Boys ...

‘Go to church?’

This is a question being asked a lot these days. Is the church as we know it over? Do brick and mortars have a place going forward? Is the Bible out dated in its mandates? The answers to these questions are obvious for many, based on their choices. Podcasts, Facebook streaming, mega church TV ...

First Baptist Church goes ‘in the Wild’ for VBS

Gas up the all-terrain vehicle and head out on a wilderness adventure like no other. Snag a picture or two. This summer kids will focus on some amazing, real-life encounters with Jesus. Each encounter is like a snapshot — a specific moment in time captured on the pages of Scripture. Children ...

God’s will in the New Testament

Previously we discussed knowing the will of God as revealed in the New Testament through understanding it is directed in purpose as well as discovering the directives in Scripture that place us in His will. The first two directives were for us to live sacrificially and gratefully. The next ...

God’s will from the New Testament

A few weeks ago we examined how to know God’s will through the Old Testament and what the characteristic of his will are. In our first step of examining the scriptures about God’s will, we found that it is: perfect, peace seeking, best for us, sovereign through to triumph, creates a ...

God’s word is truth

Snow! Such is a weather predition which wreaks havoc for travel and outdoor activities. It brings “cabin fever” to those who yearn for the warmth of spring. Let us consider another view of this winter phenomenon. Snow! It is a symbol of spiritual purity and eternal hope. The Messianic ...

Truth in God’s word

The Bible consists of written “scriptures.” This is not like any other book. It is a library of 66 books, 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament. In the Old Testament, “holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” 2 Peter 1:21 In the New Testament, the ...

What is the will of God?

A few weeks ago we began a discussion on the will of God in our journey on the subject of Prayer. We found that it is: perfect, peace seeking, best for us, and is sovereign through to triumph. Despite this number of wondrously overwhelming characteristics, the scripture reveals even more. Let ...

God’s word is truth

“For the word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discern of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12. Jesus is described as follows: “In the ...

God’s word is truth

The inspired word of God is identified as objective, universal truth, yet, for what purpose? When it is believed and obeyed, what is the expected result? “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the ...

God’s word is truth

Political standards might be applicable for one state or nation but not for another. Societal trends might be acceptable for one generation but not for another. When considering the truth of the inspired New Testament of Jesus Christ, it applies universally, to all people in all places. When it ...

God’s word is truth

Jesus prayed for his followers in John 17:17, “Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth.: The word of God has been revealed in verbal form by the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 2:12-13) Through the ages, tampering with the word of God has been condemned. (Deuteronomy 4:2, 5:32; ...

God’s word is truth

In 1969, Frank Sinatra released what would be his signature song, “My Way.” It leaves the feeling that people can be satisfied by leading their lives according to their own design. No outside standard is needed. Man is in control. The Bible reveals a very different picture. The prophet ...

What is God’s will?

For weeks now, we have studied the Kingdom of God — how he sought to establish it since creation here on earth and finally its consummation at the end of time. We learned how his kingdom came through Christ and lives on through true believers. Now we read in Matthew 6:10b we are to pray for ...

Kingdom of God Part 4

What a birthday party! Jesus’ birthday is the best party of the year. Praise God the Father for sending his only Son that we might trust him with our lives through the promise of forgiveness and gain an inheritance of eternity in heaven. We are all going to live forever, it is simply a matter ...

Advent Longings: Pondering Strasbourg

It is an Advent night, cold and dark and quiet, with an edge of longing darting through my reflections. International news has caught my attention again and my heart is breaking as I remember and pray. Earlier today, more violence erupted in our world. It is a daily occurrence — a moment by ...