For therein (the gospel) is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, ‘The just shall live by faith’ (Rom 1:17). Missionary John G. Paton, went to a back country where they had never heard the gospel and the Bible had never been translated into their native language. He cared […]

I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early (Hos 5:15 KJV). Losses and adversities are often the means that the Lord uses to bring home His wandering sheep. Like fierce dogs and other wild predators, troubling times, whatever […]

Father’s Day, 2015. This is one of the several non-religious holidays that we celebrate every year. Father’s Day is not celebrated with quite as much emphasis and enthusiasm as Mother’s Day, but it should be and it is just as important. In our society and age, fatherhood is so de-emphasized and discredited that it, with […]

I ran across this article that I wrote a few years ago and I thought I would share it with you today. I could share it as a current article, but the names would not fit so we will think in retrospect. The value of a pair of hands depends on whose hands they are […]

“Stories Behind Great Hymns” – AT CALVARY

by Pastor Al Johnson June 6, 2015

Occasionally, I share a story behind and about one of the great hymns of the church. Today, I have chosen “At Calvary”. William R. Newell (1868-1956) is remembered fondly as a pastor, evangelist, Bible teacher, author, conference speaker and writer of the beloved hymn At Calvary. And he is remembered as a humble man who […]

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by Pastor Al Johnson May 9, 2015

A man came home from work and found his three children out-side, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, the water hose still running. The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to the house. He asked the kids where their mother was and they told him that she […]

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by Pastor Al Johnson April 18, 2015

One of the greatest principles for a life of inner peace is ‘realizing the presence of God’. The psalmist declared in the midst of troubled times, “The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge” (Psa 46:7). You might ask, “Isn’t God everywhere?” The answer is an emphatic “Yes!”, but […]

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by Pastor Al Johnson April 11, 2015

We are living in a day when many people have lost hope; in practically every area of their lives. The rate of suicides in America is on the rise. According to some reports, over one million Americans attempt suicide each year and some 40,000 succeed. That is one suicide every 13 minutes. The young are […]

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by Pastor Al Johnson April 5, 2015

Easter Sunday is the most important holiday on the Christian’s calendar. Of course, we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ every day, but on this day, basically all our emphasis is on the resurrection. Infidels deny it, the intellectual elite and liberal thinkers call it foolishness, nevertheless, the doctrine of the resurrection of Jesus Christ […]

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by Pastor Al Johnson April 2, 2015

This is Passion Week, the week that we set aside to remember and commemorate the crucifixion of Christ as the penalty for the sins of all mankind. The symbol for this great and terrible event is the cross. The force behind it is the Incredible Love of God. The cross was the instrument of execution. […]

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