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June Session Meeting at New Life

The Session of New Life met last night. Most years the session which is the governing board of the church, does not meet in June, July and August. This year we are meeting as part of an emphasis on prayer and spiritual development. The meeting was graciously delayed by a week to allow me to…

A Caveman's Prayer

Prayer is a conversation about reality beginning with what I see and concluding as God saw it before it became visible. Psalm 142, Vs. 3-5 In the path where I walk  people have hidden a snare for me. 4 Look and see, there is no one at my right hand; no one is concerned for me.I…

A Mighty Cave Is Our God

A Mighty Cave Is Our God; Private prayer times turn our lonely cave into a mighty fortress. PSALM 142 Through authentic prayer, God’s proposes to make your cave a fortress of rest. Vs. 1-3 Prayer is a conversation about reality as I am seeing it and as God saw it before it became visible. Vs.…

Congratulations at the turning of this page

This Sunday we are encouraging, as well as congratulating and pray for our loved ones who graduated from High School this year. There are also among us those who have graduated with advanced degrees, college degrees. I am remind by the occasion of what Paul wrote to his graduating student, Timothy. Tim had advanced to…

I'm first a ?

In the doctors office this morning I began reading  “Welcome to a Reformed Church” by Daniel R. Hyde.  I came across this angle from John “Rabbi” Duncan(1796-1870); “I’m first a Christian, next a Catholic, then a Calvinist, fourth a paedobaptist and finally a Presbyterian.” Well the shoe fit so I wear this reality.  First I…

Bishop's Angle

W. Burgon wrote wisely, “His creating hands formed our souls at the beginning; his nail-pierced hands redeemed them on Calvary; his glorified hands will hold our souls fast and not let them go for ever. Unto his hands let us commend our spirits, sure that even though the works our hands have made void the…

Bishop's Angle

Bishop’s Blog of New Life Church PCA in Harrison City This morning I read an article titled, One Professor’s Journey From Scientology to Christ” (http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/one-professors-journey-from-scientology-to-christ.) One paragraph particularly interested me. Michael J. Svigel is describs the moments of his conversion. Through the providential work of the sovereign God he called pastor Dent. He was invited…

Bishop's Angle

Bishop’s Blog of New Life Church PCA in Harrison City I am making this effort at blogging out of a need to communicate better concerning the actions of the bishops here at New Life. Paul’s joyful letter to the Philippian believers begins with; ”To all the Saints (Christians) in Christ Jesus…with the overseers (“episcopos” bishops)…