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.

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The Fruit of Peace

Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.” – 2 Thessalonians 3:16. Peace and presence, specifically and importantly God’s peace and presence were two blessings that the Apostle Paul pronounced upon the saints in Thessalonica. God’s peace and presence were two blessings that…

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The Fullness of Joy

“As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your…

Love Assures

“My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.” – 1 John 3:18-19 The first fruit of the Spirit that Paul taught the churches in Galatia is love.…

Suffering Unashamed

“Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter.” 1 Peter 4:16 We Christians know, believe, and have experienced the reality of what our Lord Jesus Christ told us would be true- We will suffer in this life because He suffered (John 15:18). We…

The Fruit of the Spirit

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” – Galatians 5:22-23 In considering Paul’s prayer for the saints in Philippi, we’ve gleaned great things from Paul’s desire that they would be sincere and blameless in their living before our God, being…

Filled with the Fruit of Righteousness

“And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.”…

Sincere and Without Offense

“And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.”…

New

What a delightful word is this little term “new.” New shoes, new friends, new ideas, “that new car smell,” a new baby, a new job, or a new book. The possibilities seem to be limitless. Now the word “new” can be put with bad things too, like new troubles, or new debts, etc., but when…

Approve the Things That Are Excellent

“And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory…

Love Abounding in Knowledge

“And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory…