From the Pastor's Pen

Welcome to Pastor Carl Miller’s Blog! We hope that you are encouraged in your walk with the Lord through these devotions.

When Sinners Entice

“My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. If they say, ‘Come with us, let us lie in wait to shed blood; Let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause; Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, and whole, like those who go down to the Pit; We shall find all kinds of…

Hear and Don’t Forsake

“My son, hear the instruction of your father, and do not forsake the law of your mother; For they will be a graceful ornament on your head, and chains about your neck.” Proverbs 1:8-9 As we consider Solomon’s encouragement to his son in these two verses, we find Solomon drilling down in the important task…

What the Wise Do

“A wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel.” Proverbs 1:5 Do you desire to be wise? Do you know what godly wisdom is? Are you familiar with what those who are wise do? Many have set out on a quest for wisdom, but have questions and…

Inseparable Love

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through…

Trust and Pour Out

“Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah” – Psalm 62:8 Wait upon the Lord. Trust in Him. Talk to Him. Confide in Him. Pour out your heart before Him. These are all pieces of helpful and needed counsel from David to…

Greatness is Serving

“Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave – just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life…

Selfish Ambition

“Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.” – Philippians 2:3-4 If we’re honest, the rise and tyranny of self and selfish ambition…

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The Fear of Man

“The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.” Proverbs 29:25 Scripture teaches us time and again that the fear of the Lord is of great importance in our hearts and lives. That should be in our view. That should be in focus and daily practice. For the…

The Fruit of Self-Control

“But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.” 2 Peter 1:5-7 Of all of the fruit of the Spirit, the last one Paul mentions in Galatians 5:23, one…

The Fruit of Gentleness

“I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,” – Ephesians 4:1-2 When we see gentleness in the lives of our brothers and sisters, it’s wonderful as it shows forth the…