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.

You Have Taught Me From My Youth

“O God, You have taught me from my youth; And to this day I declare Your wondrous works. Now also when I am old and gray headed, O God, do not forsake me, until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to everyone who is to come.” Psalm 71:17‭-‬18 David penned this psalm…

Take Up Your Cross Daily

“And He was saying to all, If any one desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” Luke 9:23. Depending on the translation you use, you’ll find the word “daily” appears up to 62 times in the Scriptures. It’s an interesting word. For us natural…

Contenders for the Gospel

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, ‘The just shall live by faith.’”…

Showing Hospitality

“Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.” Romans 12:13 As the love of Christ is at work in the life of the believer, it shows in various aspects of our lives. Last week, I wrote on the importance of friendship in the body of Christ. Helpfulness, hospitality, and friendship are all…

Building Friendships

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” Proverbs 17:17 One of the areas congregations of the Lord Jesus Christ need to consistently keep in check and work on is friendship within the covenant community of God’s people. Helpfulness, hospitality, friendship. These are all areas where we need to reach out,…

God Gives Peace

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27 Jesus is author of peace. He further teaches us that He is the great giver of peace. His peace is a…

Love Your Enemies

“But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your…

Biblical Reconciliation

“Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.” Matthew 18:21-22 Matthew 18 is a vitally important chapter in Scripture…

Every Word of God is Pure

“Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not add to His words, lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.” – Proverbs 30:5-6 God’s Word is wonderful in many ways. Here in Proverbs 30:5, we encounter it’s purity. The Bible is…

Rest for Your Soul

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 This passage…