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News (Page 3)

News (Page 3)

Get the latest news from Spencerville Church, along with a selection of devotional thoughts and ministry updates. We often cross-post items from our Weekly Update email newsletter to this page as well. You can sort the articles by category, tag, or month by using the navigation at the top right just below the photo.

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Are You Sleeping?

When Jesus found the disciples asleep in Gethsemane, his words express exasperation; “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” (Matthew 26:40) Mrs. White expounds upon this in The Desire of Ages (p. 713): “All the disciples, by sleeping in that critical hour, sustained a great loss. Christ knew the fiery ordeal through which they were to pass…Had those hours in…

To Whom Does the Battle Belong?

On a recent trip, Pastor Chad and I were able to stop for a few moments at the Antietam battlefield in Western Maryland. If you’re a student of American history, you know that the Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, with almost 23,000 men losing their lives within just a few short days in September of 1862. Strategically, the major objective…

Fulfillment of Hope

You’ve probably heard it said that, as Christians, we have hope. We speak of hope to encourage each other during times of death and sorrow. We sing about hope in worship; “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.” Not too long ago, the word hope was infused into popular vernacular during the 2008 presidential race as then Senator Barack Obama…

History in the Making

I don’t know about you, but I believe in the Divine guidance of a person’s steps. I’ve experienced it in my own life. To put it another way, I don’t believe, that as Christians, we are placed in situations by chance or by accident. We serve a loving God who directs our paths (Psalm 23:3). Earlier this week, I stumbled onto a powerful quote from theologian, Charles…

Encouraged by the Ordinary

It’s easy to think of the disciples as an elevated group that followed Christ—wandering to and fro, teaching and healing in His name. But they were a rag-tag bunch of guys with ordinary lives—each with quirks and issues. However, in them, Christ saw something He could use, and He bid them to follow—committing the totality of their lives to the ministry (Luke 9:2-3).…