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.

The Invisible Church

“But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect,” Hebrews 12:22-23 When…

Jesus, the Just Judge

“Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.” – Acts 17:30-31 As…

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Of One Substance and Equal

“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.” ­– Philippians 2:5-7 As we continue our…

Before Abraham Was, I AM

“Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.” Then the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” John 8:56-58 Who is Jesus? This is…

Be Strong, Do Not Fear

“Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God; He will come and save you.” – Isaiah 35:3-4 God is so gracious to His people as He gives them hope of…

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Prayer and Fasting

In Ezra 8:21-23, Ezra the priest, the scribe proclaimed a fast for God’s people. The Persians had allowed the Israelites to return home. Ezra knew that the journey would be treacherous. They didn’t have a convoy of the king’s guard and there was a significant potential of assault by thieves and bandits along the way.…

When Wisdom is Valued

“My son, if you receive my words, and treasure my commands within you, so that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; Yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures;…

When Wisdom is Ignored

“Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me. Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord, they would have none of my counsel and despised my every rebuke. Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their…