Devotional: Thirsty for His Presence

“And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence.”

Exodus 33:14-15

Have you ever seen a child cling to his mother and refuse to let go? To his young mind, she represents warmth, comfort, and security. Beyond her arms is a big, scary world. Who knows what dangers could be lurking around the corner? Read more…



5 Ways to Lay Up Treasures in Heaven

“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven…” (Matthew 6:19-20)

With these words, Jesus taught a counter-cultural principle to His disciples. Instead of gathering wealth and treasures on earth, they were instructed to save treasures in Heaven. To do so, they would need to remember that they were just pilgrims on the earth. Money was a tool to be used, but not a treasure to be cherished. Looking forward to Heaven, they were to send their riches on ahead. And, as believers today, Jesus’ command is for us, too.

Here are 5 ways to lay up treasures in Heaven.

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Hymn Stories: Silent Night

 
 

While most of us have sung the sweet carol “Silent Night” at our church in Sydney Mines, how many of us know the rich history of this song? This year celebrates the 200th anniversary since Joseph Mohr and Franz Gruber composed it on Christmas Eve, 1818.

 

Here is the incredible story of the carol that, for a brief moment, stopped World War I.

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