Posts with the category “general”

An Evening Prayer: Psalm 4
April 22nd, 2020
Often called the “Evening Prayer”, Psalm 4 is another example of a song of trust from the grand hymnbook of ancient Israel. The occasion for David’s composing this psalm is likely during his flight fr...  Read More
by Douglas Allison
Thoughts from Psalm 23
April 20th, 2020
Psalm 23 is probably the most well-known Psalm.  Since the Psalms are, for the most part, songs then Psalm 23 would be number one on the charts.  Most people even those who have not read the Bible are...  Read More
by Douglas Allison
Glad to Be Afflicted
April 17th, 2020
Glad to Be AfflictedA post by Howard BennettApril 17, 2020Okay , it’s confession time… There are several passages in scripture that make me wonder, “What’s wrong with me?” Take a look at these passage...  Read More
by Elizabeth Senn
Protection and Freedom in Our Refuge
April 15th, 2020
Protection and Freedom in Our RefugeApril 15, 2020 Jason LappDid you know the word refuge is mentioned forty-five times in the book of Psalms? "Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge" (16:1). "T...  Read More
by Elizabeth Senn
Our Faithful God
April 13th, 2020
Our Faithful GodApril 13, 2020 Howard BennettWe all know what it means to be UN-faithful. We see that every day in our dealing with family and friends – it’s hard to find someone we can trust to be fa...  Read More
by Elizabeth Senn
Two Veils, One Hope, Three Responses Part 2
April 11th, 2020
Two Veils, One Hope, Three Responses Part 2April 11, 2020 Keith Phillips Luke 23:47-59Why do we survey the wondrous cross time and again? It is because at the cross, every man, woman, student and sing...  Read More
by Elizabeth Senn
Two Veils, One Hope, Three Responses Part 1
April 10th, 2020
Two Veils, One Hope, Three Responses Part 1A post by Keith Phillips04/10/2020Luke 23:44-46Jesus has already endured a mockery for a trial. He has been slapped in the face, spat upon, falsely accused, ...  Read More
by Elizabeth Senn
The Day the Sun Refused to Shine
April 9th, 2020
The Day the Sun Refused to ShineKeith PhillipsApril 9, 2020 Luke 23:44-45Without question, the single most identifying marker of Christianity is the cross, as representing the cross upon which Jesus d...  Read More
by Howard Bennett
On the Lord’s Supper In This Time of Isolation
April 8th, 2020
On the Lord’s Supper In This Time of IsolationFrank TurkApril 8, 2020My Dear Friends,As I have been listening to those of you who have been speaking up about your encouragements and discouragements in...  Read More
by Howard Bennett
How to Think Biblically about the Stimulus Check
April 6th, 2020
How to think biblically about the stimulus checks? Greg ScheidemanApril 6, 2020Dear Church Family, You have probably seen it reported that it is expected that in the next few weeks, every adult making...  Read More
by Howard Bennett
Why Worry?
April 1st, 2020
Why Worry?Jason LappApril 1, 2020 “And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?” (Luke 12:25) I have thought about this verse often in my life, but particularly in the ...  Read More
by Howard Bennett
Safe and Secure From All Alarms
March 30th, 2020
Safe and Secure From All AlarmsKeith PhillipsMarch 30, 2020 In addition to being the ancient hymnbook of Israel, the Psalter reveals how the people of God turned to YHWH in the full range of their lif...  Read More
by Howard Bennett
When You Fear, Look to God
March 27th, 2020
When You Fear, Look to GodJason LappMarch 27, 2020What should we do in times of fear? Lets just be honest, uncertainty about life often produces fear. In the Old Testament there is a story about a kin...  Read More
by Howard Bennett
Coronavirus, The Gospel and Repentence
March 24th, 2020
Coronavirus, the Gospel and RepentanceJason LappMarch 24, 2020 Disaster and suffering have a way of reminding us of the things that matter most in life. More importantly, they have a way of reminding ...  Read More
by Howard Bennett
Calling All Internet Users!
March 19th, 2020
Calling All Internet Users!Douglas AllisonMarch 19, 2020This is a note for the whole church. But it is specifically directed at you if losing your phone would feel like losing your left foot. If the s...  Read More
by Howard Bennett
Infectious Christianity
March 18th, 2020
Infectious ChristianityTim SennMarch 18, 2020Dear Bible Church family, I have a confession to make. About twice a day I get on the World Health Organization website and view the latest statistics rega...  Read More
by Howard Bennett
A Message from the Elders
March 16th, 2020
A Message from the EldersHoward BennettMarch 16, 2020Dear Church Family, Yesterday, your elders met to discuss our plans going forward regarding our corporate worship services. As you know, our Mayor ...  Read More
by Howard Bennett
Why not begin family worship tonight?
March 16th, 2020
Why not begin family worship tonight?Tim SennMarch 16, 2020 Dear Bible Church Family, Today I want to speak directly to the husbands and fathers at BCLR. Perhaps in the past, you have struggled to mak...  Read More
by Howard Bennett
How will you do church today?
March 15th, 2020
How will you do church today?Tim Senn - Dear Bible Church Family, What a weird and abnormal Sunday morning?! I can remember a time or two in the past decade when we have not been able to assemble tog...  Read More
by Howard Bennett