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 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…

The Reality of Christ’s Incarnation

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess…

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.’”…