Yearly Archives: 2013

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Biblical Manhood

Biblical Manhood

This spring, Grace Covenant PCA of Williamsburg, VA brought together 83 men, ranging from teenagers to college students to graduate students to single thirty-somethings to fathers and grandfathers, for a three-hour Saturday morning seminar on Rediscovering Biblical Manhood. The seminar, conducted by PCA Men’s Ministry Coach Gary Yagel, was what one participant called “a great … Continued

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A Blessed Hope

December 2, 2013 What do you hope to get for Christmas? That question (or something like it) is asked frequently at this time of year. Christmas is a season of hope, but often our hope is centered only on the “stuff” of Christmas. The excitement and joy getting what you hoped for is often intense, … Continued

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Generosity

November 25, 2013 “I wanna be a billionaire...Buy all of the thing I never had... I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine smiling next to Oprah and the Queen.” (“Billionaire,” Travie McCoy with Bruno Mars, 2009) The song continues by saying if I had a billion dollars, everyday would be like Christmas. I … Continued

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Specks in the Sink

November 18, 2013 In preparing the house for the move to Atlanta, Susan was working hard to keep everything clean and “show ready.” As a loving husband, I wanted to do what I could to help. After I finished brushing my teeth and shaving, I thought I would quickly rinse out the sink. I had … Continued

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2014 Women’s Love Gift

Starting in 1974, women in the PCA have supported an annual love gift to promote denominational connectionalism and demonstrate our corporate helper-design as women in the church. The money is raised in various ways such as donations, fundraisers, etc. The Women's Love Gift has blessed committees and agencies such as MNA's Special Needs Ministries, MTW's … Continued

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Meeting a Great Man

November 11, 2013 Recently I met a great man. A fellow pastor set up the meeting. I was to have lunch with a very successful businessman who had a passion for teaching God’s people about generosity. I thought to myself, “Here’s the answer to my prayers for our financial struggles. This man could show generosity … Continued

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2014 Women’s Leadership Training Conference

This event is our annual conference and is focused on training and inspiring woman in the PCA to lead and serve the Women's Ministry at their respective churches. It was held February 20-22 in Atlanta, Georgia. If you weren't able to attend and would like to purchase a USB Flashdrive of the conference audio click … Continued

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Purifying Love

November 4, 2013 See what kind of love the Father has given to us,  that we should be called children of God; and so we are. (1 John 3:1 ESV) The kind of love the Father has given to us is a purifying love. The voices of our world are quick to declare that love … Continued

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Of Monuments and Memories

October 28, 2013 In early March, I added something to one of the bookshelves in my new office. It was a picture of the sanctuary of the Kirk of the Hills. Under the picture was a note indicating the years I had served as a pastor. I placed it on a shelf where I would … Continued

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Family Advent Devotional

As families in your church reflect on the Advent season this Family Advent Devotional by Beth Myers with Betty Ann Snider is made to help them grasp the meaning of Christmas.