EDITORIAL/The dawn of redeeming grace

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/A work in us that only God can do

This time of year we are pointed to the birth of Christ. We can become so familiar with the story that we are not as moved by the wonder of it.

DUNCAN/True religion, Part 4: Fasting

Please turn in your Bible to Matthew 6:16-18. The Lord Jesus Christ in this passage is addressing the current practice of the Pharisees in His time.

HURT/Bob Dole ‘a giver, not a taker’

In the cavernous halls of Washington, every occasion is an opportunity for politicians to celebrate themselves. The funeral of the former Senate majority leader Bob Dole — a man whose life was defined by truly selfless sacrifice — was certainly no exception.

BUCHANAN/Biden is dividing the world

When did the political systems of 193 nations become the business of the government of the United States? And who elected us Americans to write the moral code for the regimes that rule other lands? 

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Grace given freely in Christ

“Sing to the Lord a new song,” the prophet Isaiah exclaims in Isaiah 42:10. Who is to sing? All the people on earth and the earth itself.

Please turn in your Bibles to Matthew 6:9-15.  This great prayer, a prayer which we repeat so often is the model prayer which our Lord gave to His disciples, a pattern for their life and practice of prayer. 

EDITORIAL/Let the states decide

In the biggest challenge to the scourge of abortion in decades, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority last Wednesday signaled they

GETTING THE MESSAGE/The struggle with joy

The Servant of God spoken of in this passage is one in whom God delights (verse 1). He has come to do the will of God, and God is well pleased with him

DUNCAN/True religion, Part 1: praying

Please turn in your Bible to Matthew 6:5-8 as we continue our study of this great Gospel of Matthew and of the Sermon on the Mount. 

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.

LOWRY/Shoplifting capital of the USA

It ought to be possible to operate a retail store in one of America’s largest and most iconic cities, but this most basic commercial proposition is in doubt in San Francisco.

BUCHANAN/The law and order issue

According to Gallup, on the issue of crime, President Joe Biden is 18 points underwater. While 57% of Americans disapprove of how he is handling crime, only 39% approve. 

EDITORIAL/Prioritize road needs

A 2022 road plan that includes 80 projects throughout the county designated for improvements was adopted by the Board of Supervisors last week.


Thanksgiving remains one of America’s most undefiled holidays.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/The Lord is our strength

It is a wonderful thing to know that you have divine assistance in your life. We are subject to many peculiar infirmities, both of body and soul,

DUNCAN/God’s law vs. human tradition: Part VI

Please turn in your Bible to Matthew 5:43-48.  The Lord Jesus Christ is setting forth the righteousness of His kingdom.  He is setting forth the kind of life that His disciples are going to live. He is setting forth the standard of the kingdom

LOWRY/Inflation is a dagger for Biden

The experience of the last Democratic president who presided over a significant bout of inflation wasn’t a happy one, and if the Biden White House isn’t haunted by that precedent, it isn’t paying attention.

BUCHANAN/Lifeboats for the Dems?

Are Democrats Looking to the Lifeboats?

GETTING THE MESSAGE/God is sovereign over history

Lord willing, we will resume the study in Acts at the first of the year. This week we are looking in Isaiah 41. In this passage, God speaks to the nations and people of the world and then to his people who are called by his name.

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