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There is more here than prophecy

by Chris Grimbilas

When most people talk about Daniel chapter 9, they talk about the great prophecy of the 70 weeks at the end of the chapter. How did Daniel get to the point where the Lord opened up that prophecy to him? It was the start of the chapter! Daniel is doing that which got him thrown […]

I have a lot of reasons to praise the Lord

by Chris Grimbilas

I have a lot of reasons to praise the Lord. I can start with my salvation. I accepted Christ as my personal Saviour on June 21, 1984. I can keep going with the fact that I have been married to the same wonderful woman for over 30 years. Together, we have been blessed with five […]

Brought, Bound, and Strengthened

by Chris Grimbilas

God deals with His people. Throughout the history of Israel, God chastised the nation in order to pull them back in His direction. Yet, God doesn’t deal with His people out of unkindness. He deals with them as a loving, caring shepherd who wants the sheep back in the fold. This is a New Testament […]

God Knows Me

by Chris Grimbilas

As I read Psalm 139 today, I came up with one inescapable truth. God know me. Here is the thing. I want God to know me. Why would I say that? To be honest, I don’t have a lot of choice n the matter. Consider what the Bible says, in fact, how verse one begins. […]

Wisdom Is Better Than Rubies

by Chris Grimbilas

Wisdom is better than rubies.  This is what Proverbs 8:7 says.  What is wisdom? If you follow the next two verses, there is some insight.  It means dwelling with, living with prudence, which is a degree of caution.  It means gaining knowledge of witty inventions.  What are witty inventions? The Hebrew definition means intent to […]

Someone After God’s Own Heart

by Chris Grimbilas

It has been properly noted that, for all his faults, David was a man after God’s own heart. Yet, David’s life was often a disaster.  He committed adultery and murder.  His sons murdered one another.  One son raped one daughter. His son Absalom led a rebellion against him. He had a baby that died.  All […]

A 1 Chronicles 16:9 Night

by Chris Grimbilas

Last night, we had a 1 Chronicles 16:9 night at church.  It was amazing.  What does that mean?  Well, my Bible reading this morning included 1 Chronicles 16. As I read verses 8-12, it dawned on me that this is what we had last night at church. We moved our mid-week service to Tuesday this […]

He Chose to Be a Friend

by Chris Grimbilas

1 Chronicles 11 and 12 deal with David taking over the throne of Israel in Jerusalem.  Part of that responsibility would be understanding who his friends were, and who might create problems for him.  Now that he had been formally proclaimed king, captured the city of Jerusalem, and moved the capital of Israel to that […]

It’s All From God

by Chris Grimbilas

It has been fun for me as the pastor to watch God work in the lives of our folks.  God just never ceases to amaze me with the way He blesses lives. One woman got her kids back in her life, got a new place to live, and all the furniture she needed in just […]

Quench not the Light

by Chris Grimbilas

As my wife and I read our Bibles today, she brought up a question that deserved some merit.  In 2 Samuel 21:17, David is almost killed in battle by Ishbibenob, the son of Goliath.  One of David’s men, Abishai, saves David.  At this point David’s men sit him down and they talk to David, who […]