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 Diaconate and Its Work: Special Office Functions

Special officers are appointed and charged with various responsibilities that were established by the Lord in the Old Testament administration. The various roles of office were carried forward under the New Testament administration by calling, and appointment of representative offices. This is recognized in Forms of Government (FG) Chapter 1.3 as: “Christ orders his church…

Seek Wise Counsel

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones.” –…

Spare Not The Rod

As Christian parents are called to love, train, and discipline their children, and children are called to honor and submit to their parents’ biblical discipline, how such discipline is carried out matters. In my time in counseling families over the years, especially those with young children, I’ve often heard parents wish they had a handbook…

Honor and Submit

“Correct your son, and he will give you rest; Yes, he will give delight to your soul.” – Proverbs 29:17 Christian parents have the duty and responsibility to discipline their children, in accordance with God’s Word. It’s imperative that parents don’t leave their children to themselves. We are called by God to love, instruct, be…

In All Things

“Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.” – Colossians 3:20 As we continue in our series on the duties and responsibilities children have to their parents, obedience is an essential piece. Children must follow and not forget this, likewise parents must expect and require biblical obedience from…

Keep & Don’t Forsake

“My son, keep your father’s command, and do not forsake the law of your mother. Bind them continually upon your heart; Tie them around your neck. When you roam, they will lead you; When you sleep, they will keep you; And when you awake, they will speak with you.” ­– Proverbs 6:20-22 Such wise and…

Praying Together

“Offer to God thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High. Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.” – Psalm 50:14-15 Prayer being an active, daily, even often every day, part of the life and walk of a Christian is very important and of…

Continued Blessing

“Oh, continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You, and Your righteousness to the upright in heart. Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked drive me away. There the workers of iniquity have fallen; They have been cast down and are not able to rise.”…