December 7, 2016

Two teams from Gray Road were busy this summer serving fellow saints and learning about God’s work around the world.

The first trip was to an orphanage that operates in conjunction with a local church in Belize, a small country in Central America that was formerly a Bri...

December 7, 2016

“Am I my brother’s keeper?”  With that one question, Cain’s rebellion displayed how far sin could take men in one generation.  Adam and Eve had rebelled against God, and the curse of sin entered into the world.  Just a short time later, for the first time in human hist...

December 7, 2016

About 3,500 years ago, the following words were given to Moses by God:

“…you shall love your neighbor as yourself:  I am the Lord.”  (Leviticus 19:18b)

In the preceding verses, there is a quite a list of “shall nots”:  you shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely...

December 7, 2016

Many of the moral and ethical issues being bantered about in society today come down to the issue of authority.  Who has the authority to define marriage?  Who has the authority to assign gender?  Who has the authority to tell a woman what she can and cannot do to the...

December 7, 2016

If you come through Entrance One anytime between Sundays, it is pretty easy to think that nothing is going on. The pastors are hidden in their offices and a friendly, albeit quiet face greets you in the church office. But head about 70 meters to the west through Entran...

December 7, 2016

As the city continues to diversify in terms of residents from around the world, one Gray Road member is a good model for us in how we can shine a light for Christ among the nations without even leaving our home.

Norma Andrews will be mortified at any reference to her be...

December 7, 2016

It was five years ago when Susan Johnson and Liz Tyra were talking as they sat by the pool at Kevin and Polly Shingleton’s home. The discussion turned to the subject of adoption, and Susan said something that surprised Liz.

“I still remember her saying, ‘You would make...

December 7, 2016

“Yes, I’m saved.  When I was seven years old, my teacher told us to repeat this prayer if we wanted to go to heaven when we die.  I knew I was a sinner and deserving of hell.  I believed that Jesus died for my sins, and I asked Jesus to come into my heart, and then I w...

December 7, 2016

The old hymn that my grandparents sang began with, “When the saved of earth shall gather over on the other shore, And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.”  The roll call imagined in this song would be from a perfect listing of the true followers of Christ.

Cont...

December 7, 2016

The idea the Lord’s half-brother James led off his epistle with, is particularly counter-intuitive to our modern, Western mind set.

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness....

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