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 […]

Pass It On!

by Chris Grimbilas

Wow! With five children, all saved, all active in local churches, I still learn some things about the need to pass along to my family the truth regarding the greatness of God.  As a dad, I have a duty to pass it on.  As a husband, I have a duty to pass it on.  As […]

God Sees Your Storm

by Chris Grimbilas

It just happens.  Nobody plans for it. Most people don’t see it coming.  You wake up one morning, turn the light on, look in the mirror, and all of a sudden the only thing you can think to do is cry, or give up. It’s a time when you feel helpless and hopeless.  It dawns […]

Err From The Words of Knowledge

by Chris Grimbilas

It’s all about the influence.  As I reflect on life, I realize that, over time, I have become the sum product of the influences that have come into my life.  I see in me some of the traits that my father had, some of the traits my mother had.  Over time, the wonderful input from […]

There Is Forgiveness With Thee

by Chris Grimbilas

A lot of things about salvation still amaze me, even though I have been saved since 1984.  One of those things is the forgiveness that God imparted unto me on that day, and for every time I messed up after that. Believe me, I have needed it. As I read my Bible today, that point […]

There Is Hope

by Chris Grimbilas

One of the great blessings about being a Christian is the hope, or promises, that we get from Christ and His Word.  As I read through the Bible today, I found this verse in Psalm 119:49. “Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.”   If we start just […]