God's High Calling for Women
by Cory Messerschmidt on April 27th, 2022
The month of May is one that is full of new life. As we (try to!) shake off the last vestiges of the Western New York winter, plants are beginning to grow leaves and flowers are coming up. It is fitting, then, that this is also the month in which we celebrate Mother’s Day.  Read More
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Jesus and the Resurrection
by Kevin M. Leary on April 5th, 2022
Let’s face reality; it is not every day you hear a claim that someone rose from the dead!   We would rightfully doubt a claim that a person was raised from the dead, if it involved only mere men. Mankind doesn’t have the power to cause one to rise again. We would rightfully laugh or mock if a human claimed to have that power. But there was a man who walked this earth that was not just an ordinary ...  Read More
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Power, Paradox, and Paradigm Shift
by Cory Messerschmidt on March 1st, 2022
For the Christian seeking to faithfully follow Christ, it is imperative, out of love for Christ and others, to proclaim the good news of the gospel. There necessarily is a follow up question: how should we go about evangelism and the defense of the faith? We are presented with a pleothora of answers to this question today. Many promise to provide a new and innovative way of winning converts.  Read More
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King of the Jews
by Thomas Hamblen on February 1st, 2022
After which king are we modeling ourselves? Are we following the teachings and example of Herod’s greatness or Jesus’ true greatness? My prayer is that we define greatness in accordance with scripture. As a church, may we seek to serve in our homes, workplaces, and social gatherings rather than to be served. Which king are we following?  Read More
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All Things Will Not Continue as They Are
by Kevin M. Leary on January 1st, 2022
There are two potential mistakes that can be made when we view every day based on the present. First, we can mistakenly think that the present is the key to understanding the past.    This error leads to the erroneous philosophy of uniformitarianism, which denies God’s catastrophic judgment of the world through the worldwide flood. The uniformitarianist thinks every day in the past was just like t...  Read More
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A City Full of Idols
by Kevin M. Leary on December 7th, 2021
There is a fascinating adjective that Paul uses to describe the city of Athens. In Acts 17:16 as he saw the city he described it with this transliterated Greek word, “kateidols.” The last five letters, “idols” point us to the main focus of this word. The word begins with the preposition, “kata” which serves as an intensifier. This one word is translated with a variety of phrases in our English translations such as, “wholly given to idolatry” or “given over to idols” or “full of idols.” When Paul saw the city of Athens, he observed an idolatrous city. What makes a community, city, or nation idolatrous? What adjective would Paul use to describe our local region? Why did he describe Athens as “kateidols”?  Read More
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