"Did God have Paul protected or not? Did Paul find favor with Julius or not? Did God send an angel to let Paul know everything would be alright or not? The same thing is true for all of us in the middle of storms—if you stay with Jesus, I promise you will land safely on some shore. I like calling this shore a ‘shore of grace.’"
Friday Evening Service
November 23, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
Friday Evening Service • November 30, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
"Jesus said: 'The Holy Spirit spoke the truth to your forefathers when he said through Isaiah the prophet 'Go to this people and say, "You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving." Basically, Isaiah is saying, “If you reject Jesus, it doesn’t matter what you hear or see. He is the only way to truly see God.” There are people today who say the same thing: “I have my own relationship with God. I don’t have to go through Jesus.” Or, “God and me have an agreement. He understands the way I am.” Not true. The biggest tragedy of all is that it was always God’s desire to heal them. THAT is what they missed out on."
Friday Evening Service • November 9, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
"'Slow headway, with great difficulty.' That’s what it is like going through life apart from God’s will. We think we have a good plan, a good course to sail, but it doesn’t turn out that way at all. Just as happened here, the winds of life won’t allow us to hold the course we have charted for ourselves. One thing we have learned from the Book of Acts is that nothing can stop us when we are in God’s will, but outside of God’s will, things are VERY difficult. We can all avoid lots of pain by purposing in our hearts to find and remain in God’s will."