"He (Jesus) tells His followers (you and me today) that we are to watch/protect ourselves! From what? From falling into the same trap the Pharisees have fallen into. From judging people or imposing our own legalistic standards on others. From... holding on to unforgiveness and from forgetting what the Pharisees had forgotten—that they were servants of God! Every one of us in this room this morning needs never to forget that we are servants and, as such, our job is simply to do what we are told."
Sunday Morning Second Service
August 18, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
Sunday Morning First Service • January 12, 2020 • Ron Arbaugh
"Jesus would certainly be thinking of David here. Israel’s greatest king would have crossed the very same brook when he fled Absalom in Jerusalem. He would be met by a man named Shimei who would curse him and throw rocks at him. Both kings— David and Jesus—were kings without thrones suffering through what seemed at the time to be the worst defeats of their lives."
Sunday Morning Second Service • January 5, 2020 • Ron Arbaugh
"Be careful of overconfidence!...We often overestimate our own strength and underestimate the power of the devil. When Satan is asking for you by name, the only way to insure that you will be OK is to admit that you cannot be OK without Jesus."