Category: Moderator’s Challenge

0

Don’t Despise the Day of Small Things

By: Rev. Lee Shelnutt, Moderator What major anniversary do we as Protestants, as Associate Reformed Presbyterians, celebrate this year? The 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, right? Imagine with me this scene. The year was 1521. Huge crowds greet Martin Luther as he entered into the city of Worms, for the Diet (a […]

0

Get Out of the Boat

Anyone who knows me well knows that I enjoy fishing. A general practice of mine is that I drive my old Chevy pickup anywhere I go – a meeting, an appointment, or an event. If I’m in my truck, I have access to my fishing gear, which means you may see me pull over beside a lake, a river or an interesting mountain stream. If […]

0

A New Song

By: Phil Williams Recently, as I was getting ready to leave Columbia, S.C. for Winston Salem, N.C., I texted my wife to let her know I was leaving for home. I also asked her to text me the scripture memorization verse we were working through from a devotional study plan that most of our church, […]

0

Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Several years ago my wife, Janie, and I took our 14-year-old granddaughter, Logan, to the Cinema to see “Chronicles of Narnia” from CS Lewis’ book The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The first time I read CS Lewis I was 23 years old, not redeemed and was not particularly impacted by what I read. Years later, at 35, I picked up a copy […]

0

Holy Spirit, My Spirit

  Following last year’s nomination and election as Moderator, I have spent a lot of time in thought and prayer for you and for our church (Synod). A portion of that time has been in reflection on issues, needs, strengths, weaknesses and direction for our Synod. In past years, we have seen issues come and […]

0

Insight for Staying on the Ancient Path

      As I come to write my last article as Moderator, I must give thanks to God and the Church for the pleasant experience of serving as Moderator. My appreciation for things in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church has been enhanced. I desire to thank the others who have written articles to flesh out the […]

0

The Need to Consider the Ancient Paths

As I begin to write today, the Supreme Court of the United States has just announced the ruling in the case of Obergefell v Hodges, the matter of homosexual marriage. The public reaction has been predictable. For my part, I am impressed again of the need to hear and to consider carefully the theme for […]

0

Fresh Insight from Ancient Paths

It is my privilege, duty, and honor to participate in a deeper way in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. In these months since being elected moderator, I have had opportunity to attend many committee and board meetings. Up-close, I have seen the work being done by many in the denomination. It is encouraging to see […]

0

Protector of the Imprint

  Love is the Father’s imprint Which cancels all my fear; Love remakes me like Jesus, And love draws me near. Character is Jesus’ imprint Upon any the Father calls; His mark is everlasting And that one never falls. The Spirit imprints holiness  In a life born anew; He comes with great power To sanctify […]

0

Marked for Eternity

By: Larry Littlejohn When I originally thought aboutGod’s eternally imprinting His own,Revelation 22:3-4 came to mind: No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their forehead.Ivisualizedan outward, literal mark on our glorified bodies; […]

Page 1 of 3123