Entries by Greg Stiner

Love, true love …

1 Corinthians 13 contains the Bible’s well known description of how love behaves.  There the apostle of Christ shows us the demands of love toward God and all mankind.  This is especially true of those who are given God’s gift of a circumcised heart (Deuteronomy 30:6).  A circumcised heart is one that is renewed in […]

A Lesson from the Divine Attributes

“To whom will you liken Me, and make Me equal And compare Me, that we should be alike?” (Isa. 46:5)   We learn from the Bible that God is the All-Seeing, All-Knowing, All-Powerful Being, whose wisdom, knowledge and power have no limit.  We call this aspect of knowing God’s attributes, the doctrine of God’s Omni’s. […]

Counsel to a Friend in Christ – Dredging Up Past Sins

Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure. (Prov. 4:26 ESV) A good deal of pastoral counseling is done in our sermons, other counsel is given in our weekly and daily interactions or in the communion of saints, and quite a bit is still given by letter writing or email […]

“This is My Body Which is Given For You”

“And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying,“This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”” 20 “And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you […]

Strangers in Danger

 “You shall neither mistreat a stranger nor oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt” (Exo 22:21 NKJ). OT Israel had been a stranger, a foreigner or sojourner dwelling in Egypt.  Driven there by famine Jacob and his sons with their wives and children moved to the land of Pharaohs to stay […]

You Shall Love Your Neighbor as Yourself: Weeping with Poway

April 30, 2019 Dear Congregation, This week at Shawnee Reformed Presbyterian Church our hearts along with millions of others, are deeply touched with sorrow at the news of the Poway Synagogue shooting.  Sympathy flows for the families and friends who by the actions of one person were made victims in this tragedy.  This is indeed […]

Supper Plans: Thinking About the Supper of Christ

Thursday, April 25, 2019 Dear Congregation,                                                                    This Lord’s day evening our congregation comes not only to hear the Word of God audibly proclaimed, but also to publicly and visibly participate in one of the greatest privileges of Christian church membership, the Lord’s Supper. The Bible tells us that on the night our Lord […]