Media Resources

Pride

Pride

7 Things God Hates: Pride It seems strange to think of the word hate in relationship to God, but all of God’s actions and all of His attributes are governed by His loyal-love or loving kindness.  Therefore, when God hates it is a “holy hate.”  A hatred that has man’s best interest at heart.  Thus, […]

Facing Fear Trusting God

Facing Fear Trusting God

This year’s VBS theme will be focusing on the life of Paul with special attention given to facing fear and trusting God.  Fear is something that all of us can identify immediately.  A brief search at Amazon Books revealed over 4,000 titles dealing with overcoming fear.  It is not only one of the most powerful […]

Focus on the Good, Lamentations

Focus on the Good, Lamentations

When we are going through a tough time, perhaps even a terrible time in our lives it is common to dwell on the experience.  To focus our mind and energies on what is happening at the moment and when we do that it often increases our feelings of despair and depression.  Our stress levels go […]

Rise Up and Seek the Lord

Rise Up and Seek the Lord

Prussian king Frederick the Great was once touring a Berlin prison. The prisoners fell on their knees before him to proclaim their innocence — except for one man, who remained silent. Frederick called to him, “Why are you here?” “Armed robbery, Your Majesty,” was the reply. “And are you guilty?” “Yes indeed, Your Majesty, I […]

The Destructive Nature of Sin

The Destructive Nature of Sin

There was a book written some time ago entitled, “Whatever Became of Sin.”  In this famous book the author argues that while sin has virtually left our vocabulary, the feelings of shame and guilt have not disappeared from our society and in fact are even more prevalent.  His thesis?  Mental health and moral health are […]

Where did all my friends go?

Where did all my friends go?

In an age characterized by upheaval and instability at the communal level around the world, the book of Lamentations speaks to us today.  Similar to Job, the book of Lamentations focuses on the turmoil of a community rather than just an individual.  Starvation in North Korea, collapsing economies in Western Europe, genocide in Africa, continued […]

Believing What We Don’t See

Believing What We Don’t See

You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death. It is easy to say you believe a rope to be strong as long as you are merely using it to cord a box. But suppose you had to hang by that rope over […]

Lord, Give me Peace

Lord, Give me Peace

How many times have we uttered this statement? Whether silently in our minds or out loud in despair, how often have we desired calm instead of anxiety, confidence instead of peace, harmony instead of conflict? One of the great hymns of all times, “It is Well with My Soul,” was created from the tension between […]