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Christmas Concert, December 3, 2017, 5:00 PM

You are warmly invited to Valley Presbyterian Church’s Christmas Concert O COME, LET US ADORE HIM, CHRIST THE LORD Sunday, December 3, 2017, at 5:00 PM A festive Dinner will follow immediately after the Concert. To reserve your complimentary spot at the Dinner table, please contact the church office by phone at 410.628.8234 or by…

“Jesus is Lord”: What Does It Mean?

“Jesus is Lord” (Romans 10:9; 1 Corinthians 12:3). Now that’s a fundamental truth to which the Church of Jesus Christ bears witness if there ever was one. In fact, it sets Christians apart from all others in the world. So what do those words mean? Christians and even non-Christians often use the title “Lord” as…

Our Pasts Don’t Have to Matter

During our election cycles in the U.S., we see a lot of headlines and hear a lot of talk about the past of candidates for public office. We wrestle with and quarrel about the question, Do their pasts matter? Usually, it matters when we think their pasts are a predictor of what they’ll do in…

Be Sure to Share the Angels’ Joy at Christmas

Let’s reflect for a moment on the joy of the angels at Jesus’ birth (Luke 2:13-14). There’s more to their joy than our everyday garden-variety joy. You see, their joy is not in their own salvation. In fact, angels will never know the joy of their own salvation. Remarkably, the Epistle to the Hebrews even tells…

The Cainite Character of Our Culture

In the words of cultural commentator and theologian David Wells, non-Christian society is rapidly losing moral altitude. We are not merely morally disengaged, adrift, and alienated; we are morally obliterated. We are, in practice, not only morally illiterate; we have become morally vacant. The onset of this spiritual rot has come so rapidly that many…

Skeptical of Jesus’ Resurrection?

The military of ancient Rome really blew it. When it came to the resurrection of Jesus, the troops who guarded His tomb could have saved us all a lot of time and trouble by just giving up His dead body. One problem:  they never did. They didn’t because they couldn’t. And they couldn’t because, despite…

To the snow He says, ‘Fall on the earth’

5 God thunders wondrously with His voice;     He does great things that we cannot comprehend. 6 For to the snow He says, ‘Fall on the earth,’     likewise to the downpour, His mighty downpour. 7 He seals up the hand of every man,     that all men whom He made may know it. 8 Then the beasts go into their…

Count Your Blessings

“Count your blessings” is an expression most of us know pretty well. It was made famous among us by an old hymn, “Count Your Blessings,” that you may not know unless you’re a little older. Early on, after the hymn was published, it was especially popular in Great Britain, where it was said, “The men…