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FRANK JONES

Pastor, ExhorteR, Cyclist

Merry Christmas & New Year

As we pause until after the New Year, may our Lord gift you His grace and peace these weeks. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! ... a bond-servant ... of Jesus Christ, to those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and...
God & the Spiritual Disabled

God & the Spiritual Disabled

Therefore, God accepts only the forsaken, cures only the sick, gives sight only to the blind, restores life to only the dead, sanctifies only the sinners, gives wisdom only to the unwise fools. In short, He has mercy only on those who are wretched, and gives grace...

From the Lord Your Fruit

From the Lord Your Fruit

O Ephraim, what more have I to do with idols? It is I who answer and look after you. I am like a luxuriant cypress; from Me comes your fruit. (Hosea 14:8) “Perhaps the saddest thing to be said of sin is that it has thus been able to invade religion at its very core of...

Thankfulness in a COVID Year

Thankfulness in a COVID Year

In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 The 5:18) Recently I was speaking with another individual who started to wish me, “Happy Thanksgiving.” At that moment, there was a slight pause. Maybe I should not say happy. It’s not been...

Believers, A Bond-Servant of Jesus Christ

Believers, A Bond-Servant of Jesus Christ

Simon Peter, a bond-servant … of Jesus Christ …. (2 Peter 1:1) The church of Jesus Christ needs a recovery of the aspect of our Master-Slave (doulos) relation to the risen Lord Jesus Christ. What is listed below is not exhaustive from the New Testament, but it might...

Slaving to Win Others

Slaving to Win Others

For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more. (1 Cor 9:19) “Finally, the apostle spells out his overall posture and the particular line he adopts, as a concrete expression of that stance, in the different social...

American Polarization

American Polarization

An unjust man is abominable to the righteous, and he who is upright in the way is abominable to the wicked (Pro 29:27). I am not saying that one politcal party is sinful versus the other party as not sinful. Nor am I saying that the Lord is on one side of a particular...