• PONDERING THE INCARNATION

    by Shawn Merithew on November 30, 2010

    It is December now, and with the Christmas season coming into full swing, I have been taking some time to ponder the significance of the incarnation of our Lord.  After the Gospels, the book of Hebrews is the source of some of our greatest Christology in the New Testament, and it has much to say on the subject (more…)

  • ORPHAN CARE SUNDAY

    by Shawn Merithew on November 16, 2010

    Did you know that there are over 127,000 legal orphans in the Foster Care systems of the United States?  That number is even larger when you consider children being cared for and adopted through private organizations.  From infants less than a year old to teenagers close to high school graduation, they have been placed into such systems because (more…)

  • INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

    by Shawn Merithew on November 8, 2010

    This coming Sunday, November 14th, is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.  As I have stated before from the pulpit, American Christians typically fail to acknowledge the widespread reality of Christian persecution because the laws and freedoms we enjoy here shield us from experiencing such suffering.  But every single day (more…)

  • How to "HEAR" a Sermon

    by Shawn Merithew on November 3, 2010

    How well do you usually follow a sermon?  Does your mind wander?  Do you have trouble “tracking” with a substantial body of orally communicated truth?  Is the sermon merely something to be “endured” as part of your weekly routine of worship?  Do you simply find it difficult to pay attention given all the other things (more…)

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