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I Am The Light

by Ron Tippens

  Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow Me you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to light.” John 8:12  Sky Jethani in his book, The Divine Commodity, writes about Ghassan Thomas, a pastor in Baghdad. […]

The Blow Out

by Aaron Moore

“Oh give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His love endures forever”! My family and I have much for which to be thankful this week- including our lives. We came back from a trip to Florida on Monday making really good time. The kids were behaving (miraculously), the stops were brief, the conversations […]

New Year’s Resolutions

by Aaron Moore

I had a great meeting with a couple of men this morning in my weekly Bible Study. We started working through 1 Peter, and being that today is New Year’s Eve the topic of yearly highlights from 2015 came up, as well as goals for 2016. This is such a good habit to cultivate; to […]

Standing in the Need of Prayer

by Ron Tippens

  If there ever was a phrase from a song that described me it is the one above. “Not my mother, not my father but it’s me O Lord standing in the NEED of prayer.” I am a needy person and most people I know are in need. Our beloved church stands in need of […]

Old Bingo McDonald

by Aaron Moore

  Ok, sing with me, “Old McDonald had a farm, and Bingo was his name O”! This is a quote from my 3-year old daughter Joy. Cute; pitch perfect; yet missing the mark in some way. The other day we were out to lunch together and while she sat on the other side of the […]

How Great is Our God

by Ron Tippens

The message on a recent Sunday at ARPC was on worship. “What is Worship?” We looked at the fact that we live in a culture that can take us in the wrong direction with worship if we are not careful. For example we are an entertainment culture – we want to be entertained all the […]

Sunny Delight

by Aaron Moore

Years ago when Elliott was just a baby and my wife and I were early in our marriage we had one of many conversations about what we wanted for our kids. It’s highly possible that this particular conversation stemmed from watching a Sunny Delight commercial- but the gist was that we wanted to be “that […]

WAIT…

by Ron Tippens

I sat in the hospital rooms these past few days with Martha – with Sandy – with Eddie and I shared with each of them the same Psalm.. The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be […]

The Battlefield

by Aaron Moore

Last week the kids, Sarah, and I got to spend time up in Richmond VA with Sarah’s side of the family. It’s always so nice to get away for a bit to relax. We spent time with friends, saw a movie, went to a trampoline place, went to a Civil War battlefield, and I rounded […]

When The Saints Go Marching In…

by Ron Tippens

Soon (Sunday, November 1) it will be All Saints – one of the most meaningful services of worship of the year for me. Saints? That’s you and me – anyone who is in Christ. We are all called to be saints (I Corintians 1:2). Our culture around us has ruined the word “saint” and we must […]