How and Why

One day, a young minister called upon one of his parishioners-a humble shoemaker who was a devout Christian. He enjoyed talking with the man as he worked and tried to bring the conversation around to the things of God. He said rather ineptly, “How good it is to meet a Christ-like person in such a lowly occupation.” The shoemaker answered, …

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20/20

One of the great joys of serving as a pastor is that every other month I get to meet with other pastors in SSF that make up our ministerium, or Pastor’s Fellowship. This are great men of God who love the Lord and love serving their congregations. During our December meeting, Pastor Joel Roman from Casa de Oracion mentioned his …

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In Their Lives, God Was a Reality

Dr. Walter Eerdman wrote a best-seller entitle Source of Power in Famous Lives. In it, he gave biographical sketches of fifty great men and women of history-among them David Livingstone, Jenny Lind, Clara Barton, Frances Willard, Christopher Columbus, and Oliver Cromwell. Eerdman drew this conclusion about the people he had profiled: “In their lives, God was a reality.” Truly great …

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When He Came …

Jesus Christ came into the world with one thing in mind: To love us and wash us from our sins by His blood. He appeared for that reason a baby in Bethlehem, a carpenter in Nazareth, a preacher in Judea, a lamb on Calvary. In 1846, He reached out with that truth and touched a Scottish man named James Geddie. …

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What’s Your Idols?

The following devotion was written by Woodrow “Woody” Crabtree, Dolores’ husband. Woody submitted a devotion previously, and he wanted to share this one with the Hillside Family. The title was added by me. What’s Your Idols? The computer is one of the greatest inventions ever created by mankind. We have programmed it to solve the most complex problems, store important …

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Change?

“If you want to make enemies, try to change something.” ~ Woodrow Wilson “Making a big life change is scary. But, know what’s scarier? Regret. ~ Unknown Question: How many Church of God pastors does it take to change a light bulb?Answer: Change? Change is difficult. We all know this. I heard a sermon where the preacher said that being …

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