From the Pastor's Pen (Page 3)

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

Christ, the Sure Foundation

FROM THE PASTOR’S PEN “According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is…

God Gives the Growth

“Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one? I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.” 1 Corinthians 3:5-7 Last week we considered…

Unless the Lord Builds His Church

“Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.” Psalm 127:1 This psalm is often referred to as the “Builder’s Psalm”. Here, a picture is painted through illustrations of building and guarding – pictures of vanity and blessing, pride and dependence. Our eyes are taken off…

God’s Word: Sweeter Than Honey

“How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” Psalm 119:103 Last week, we considered the great value of God’s Word being a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. The Bible is a wonderful guide that shines in the darkness and illumines our steps. Another wonderful…

God’s Word: A Lamp & Light

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105 The Bible is the true, authoritative, inerrant, infallible, inspired Word of God. It’s the Word that God Himself has given to us. Why did He give it to us? God gave us His Word to give us what the…

When Being Searched is Good

“Search me, O God, and know my heart. Try me and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23-24 During my experience working in the child welfare field, in particular my time with residential treatment programs, I saw many interesting things.…

Being Light Bearers

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your…

Be Reconciled to Your Brother

“Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.” – Matthew 5:23-24 As sincere forgiveness should be of high importance in our…

Forgive One Another

“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 It’s often tempting to run from pain and offense when, and often especially when, it involves your close friends, family, and church family (those we ought to be closest to and closely committed to). I’ve been there. I’ve felt…

Bear One Another’s Burdens

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”  Galatians 6:2 Our days and weeks are often busy, sometimes even rough and tough. There are many things that weigh down on us. Many of us carry heavy loads and few people know the extent of it. A great blessing that Christ gives His people is being…