Tag: Jesus

Hope for Today: The sports obsession cannot replace the love of Christ

The ancient people of Israel escaped their Egyptian slave masters for freedom. As they exited Egypt, Moses their leader, often spent time with God, seeking Him for guidance in governing the people. One time, he was alone with God for 40 days. As the time passed, the people began to […]

Fellow pastors, former students remember Fry for pastoring despite dying

Laughter and tears were equally present Nov. 4 during a celebration of the life of the late Pastor Mark Fry. The standing-room-only service was attended by more than 200 people. Fry died Oct. 20 after a long battle with esophageal cancer. Alan Brook, associate pastor for Calvary Chapel, was the […]

Hope for Today: A commencement address for graduates, for all of life

This month, millions of students will graduate from high school and college. The majority of these graduates will be teenagers and 20-somethings. They will have achieved a worthy and important milestone for themselves. If I had a chance to speak at their graduations, here are some life lessons I would […]

Arkansas City Ministerial Alliance has organized week of Easter services

The Arkansas City Ministerial Alliance has organized a week of Easter services. Each day next week, from Monday through Friday, there will be a service at a different church in Ark City. Free lunches will be provided because the services are scheduled to take place from noon to 1 p.m. […]

“Unchained” studies Biblical freedom in depth

Noel Jesse Heikkinen’s recently released Unchained: If Jesus Has Set Us Free, Why Don’t We Feel Free? takes a look at what freedom through Christ really means. He breaks some very interesting ground regarding the chains we place on ourselves when it comes to forgiving ourselves for past mistakes and believing […]

Tredway remembered, honored by friends, spiritual influences at funeral

By all accounts, Steve Tredway’s walk in faith was of the utmost importance to him. The late Tredway was laid to rest on Oct. 24 at Burden Cemetery, following a service at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield that celebrated his rich, talented life. The funeral chapel was full to capacity […]

Arkansas City Ministerial Alliance Weekly Devotion: Promised Change

Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:4) What do you remember about your baptism? Last weekend, I had the […]

Kimberly Ann (Brown) Ebert

Kimberly Ann (Brown) Ebert, 49, went home to be with her Lord on Sept. 15, 2016, after a courageous fight against cancer. A celebration of Kim’s life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at Riverlawn Christian Church, 4243 Meridian Ave., in Wichita. Kim was born and raised in […]

‘If Only’: Not words to live by

“If only my boss wouldn’t be so rude and domineering, I would try harder and be more cooperative at work.” “If only the brethren were friendlier and they had a different preacher, I would go to church more often.” “If only my family would be more supportive of me, I […]

Devotion: Walking on water

Peter was the only man to walk on water — other than Jesus. Matthew 14 shows us the disciples in a boat, far from the shore without Jesus, who had stayed on shore. Dawn came and Jesus walked out to the disciples. The scripture says the men were “terrified.” Peter […]