March 2020

Where Is Your Refuge

Once there were just a handful of people who were infected and they were all congregated in one city. That represented the best chance to completely isolate and eliminate this new contagion before it could spread. The Government tried to do just that, but they botched the whole operation and their bumbling efforts only caused […]



Don’t Waste Our Time Apart

During the past week the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19, both in Maine and across the country, has continued to rise and in response the state and federal government have offered stronger recommendations for social distancing. This past Wednesday morning Governor Mills issued an order that, in part, prohibited groups of 10 or more […]



Believer’s Baptism

I was baptized at the now defunct Advent Christian Church in Hyattsville, MD. I was only 9 or 10 years old at the time but I remember well sitting down in my Dad’s office (he was the pastor) to question me if I had sufficient personal understanding of the Gospel and to instruct me on […]



February 2020

Tried and True

In Psalm 63:3 we read, “Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.” This verse communicates the startling truth that there are things that should be preferred even over continued life. What do you think is better than life? What would you die for? And if it is true that […]



December 2019

Jesus: Our Ark

Christmas is in the rearview mirror, and although our stockings now hang empty I pray that every heart is full as we look forward to the new year. Maybe 2020 will be the year of Christ’s return! I hope you can come join us this Sunday for the last worship service of 2019. For just […]



September 2019

Marked: URGENT

In this message we open God’s Word together in Matthew 25. Here in the latter portion of this scripture we are given a glimpse through the words of Jesus into the final judgement. As Advent Christians it has always been part of our heritage to look at the soon and coming return of Christ, the […]



A Word of Encouragement

Sue Hansens died on February 12th of this year. It was not an unexpected death, but even so when it came the news was bitter. It’s strange to say, but the first emotion I felt upon receiving the news was not sadness but rather loneliness. Sadness quickly followed but for a split second loneliness stood […]



Traveling Companions

Hermeneutics is a big seldom-used word meaning the study of the methodological principles of interpretation (as of the Bible.) In other words, it’s the science of how to study the Bible. One hermeneutical principle that is sometimes very helpful in guiding Bible students in understanding any given topic is the principle of first mention. The […]



The Prayer of Faith

To me one of the most fascinating things about the created order that God set up in the Garden of Eden was that Adam and Eve needed to eat at all. To my mind perfection would be marked by a complete absence of need. However, even in the perfection of the garden they got hungry […]



Do This In Remembrance of Me

On the night Jesus was betrayed he instituted the sacrament of communion saying, “Do this in remembrance of me.” Communion is, in part, a call to remember, but memory can be a tricky thing for the Christian. Our memory is sometimes our friend, but other times it accuses us and fills us with shame. Our […]