A Community of Grace · Clinton, SC

Are you there God?

Psalm 77 has been one of my favorite psalms for many years. In it the psalmist asks some serious heart and faith questions, like “Will the Lord reject forever? And will He never be favorable again? Has His lovingkindness ceased forever? Has His promise come to an end forever? Has God forgotten to be gracious? Or has He in anger withdrawn His…

When I am afraid…I shall not be afraid!

Psalm 56 was written by David in response to his being captured by the Philistines in Gath. David was seized with fear, but even though his predicament was of his own making (see 1 Samuel 21:10-22:1a), he did not hesitate to call out to God for rescue. Verses 1-2 & 5-7 tell us of the evil intent of his enemies, and sandwiched…

THE WESTMINSTER 400-ISH ROAD RALLY

March 3, 2018 • 10am SHARP – 1:30pm • 6th grade – Senior Adults If you are not familiar with what a road rally is, a Road Rally is a type of auto sport event in which vehicles leave a starting point individually, at a recorded time, and are directed by printed instructions to follow a route to the finish. The instructions are…

In the Path of the Storm

Having lived through Hurricane Andrew 25 years ago, I know what it is to have such a powerful and destructive force bearing down on you. In our case we were blissfully unaware that there even was a storm until the day before. I was out water skiing with the youth group from church when a ranger informed us there was one on…

Steadfast Love

Psalm 25:4-12 – Make me to know your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. Remember your mercy, O LORD, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old. Remember not the sins of my youth or…

Why I (We?) Love Jesus Too Little

Luke 7:36-47 – One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and took his place at the table. And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, and standing behind him at his…

Careless Words

Numbers 13:31 – 14:4 – Then the men who had gone up with [Caleb to spy put the land] said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we are.”  So they brought to the people of Israel a bad report of the land that they had spied out, saying, “The land, through which we…