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The Reverend Stephen Crotts is pastor of Village Presbyterian Church in Charlotte Court House, VA. He is also the director of the Carolina Study Center, Inc., a campus ministry, located in Chapel Hill, NC. Pastor Crotts may be reached at carolinastudycenter@msn.com.

The God Who is There

The God Who is There

Alister Begg observed, “Idolatry consists not only in the worship of false gods, but in the worship of God in false ways.” Such is the problem in our day. And…

The Bliss of a Martyr’s Way

The Bliss of a Martyr’s Way

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you and say all kinds of evil against…

Peacemaking: The Seventh Beatitude

Peacemaking: The Seventh Beatitude

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.ew 5:9 In a Charles Schultz Peanuts comic strip, Lucy tells Charlie Brown, “If I were in charge of the world,…

The Bliss of a Clean Heart

The Bliss of a Clean Heart

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Matth Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote, “Now and then men’s minds and hearts are stretched by a new idea and never…

Happy the Hungry Hearts

Happy the Hungry Hearts

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Matthew 5:6 Search as you might, you will not find the word “beatitude” in the Scriptures. It…

The Beautiful Attitude of Humility

The Beautiful Attitude of Humility

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”–Matthew 5:5 The way of God’s kingdom is opposite our modern way. We say, “Blessed are the self-righteous, those who don’t…

Blessed Are Those Who …What! (Mourn)

Blessed Are Those Who …What! (Mourn)

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4 I remember one New Year’s Day. The sadness. A gnawing ache. A restlessness. A deep sense of dissatisfaction. “Maybe…

The Beautiful Attitudes

The Beautiful Attitudes

Possibly the worst criticism anyone can level at us Christians is to say, “I’ve watched your life and you’re no different than the rest of the world! You’re just as…

TEAM!

TEAM!

Stewardship is the economic evidence that  I have faith in Jesus Christ. In First Corinthians 4:1 Paul wrote, “This is how one should think of us…as stewards of the mysteries…

How Forgiven Are We?

How Forgiven Are We?

Psalm 52 in the Bible is a poem of confession. And it makes two vital points. When I hide my sin, God is against me. Or as the poet put…

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