On Sunday, we set out for New City Presbyterian Church in Kampala, where I was scheduled to preach....Keep Reading
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As we walk through the various ‘one another’ passages in God’s Word, we are seeking to build a Biblical understanding of how we should relate to others within the body of Christ. Scripture tells us in various places to exhort (Heb. 3:13) or encourage one another (1 Thess. 5:11; Heb. 10:25). Encouragement is something that we all need in our Christian walk. Nowhere in Scripture is the Christian portrayed as a ‘lone ranger’, out there ‘making it all on his own’! We need others in the Body of Christ. We need to encourage and be encouraged by each other....
Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life? Pray for them! Prayer is not sitting idly by, merely hoping for something to change. It is active communication with God, based upon His Word. And it is active involvement in the needs and struggles of our fellow Christians within the church. ...
In a recent blog, we considered the fact that the love that believers show for one another should be the defining element of our Christian community. A concept that is closely related to love is the idea of honor. As the definition above demonstrates, to honor someone is to regard them with great respect....
At our recent Reformation Day celebration, I met a man who attends another church in the area. He said that our church made an impression on him because “everyone seemed to know each other.” He appreciated that we were a friendly church with people who care about one another. ...
On Saturday, there was time for a day trip. I was not scheduled to do any preaching until Sunday, so Tim and I planned a trip out to the Rafiki village near Kampala....Keep Reading
My first day at African Bible College. I was able to meet some students, and have pizza!...Keep Reading
This is the first entry in my online "journal" for my trip to Kampala, Uganda to visit Tim & Cheri Hoke and African Bible University....Keep Reading
Do you wish you knew your Bible better now than you did at the beginning of the year? Have you often thought, "It would be a great thing to read the whole Bible from cover to cover, but I'm not sure I can" ? The start of a new year is the perfect time to plan to read through the Bible. There are many reading plans that are available chronological plans, Old Testament and ...Keep Reading
Are you thankful this Thanksgiving? Take the time to think about the real significance of this holiday....Keep Reading
Pastor Rankin reflects on the blessing of reading as his library was erected by the helping hands of our dear Christ Church members. ...Keep Reading