A PCA church in Lake Suzy, Florida

Posts by Mary Brooks

Ruts, Rhythms, Routines, and Rest

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the…

Remember Jesus Christ

“Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound” (2 Timothy 2:8-9).      One day, I was probably eight or nine years old at the time, my mother sealed…

Charity

“It [love] does not insist on its own way…” (1 Cor. 13:5).     I love how the King James renders this verse: “Charity seeketh not her own.” Rightly, we understand charity as aiding someone without thought of reward or recognition. Well, except for the necessary tax deductions, and perhaps the name in the annual…

Easter Monday

“May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his…

One Little Word

“Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8). Perhaps you remember coming upon your young child, candy wrappers strewn on the floor, and chocolate smudges covering…

A Special Day

“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one…

Sound Doctrine

“But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine” (Titus 2:1). We have spent a considerable amount of time looking at false teaching and teachers, and how we are to deal with them in the church. But one of the most significant things, and one that we too often neglect, is being sound in…

A Fruitful Life

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law” (Gal. 5:22). We will come to the conclusion of our Mission Festival this Sunday. I hope you will be able to join us for our banquet beginning at 5:00 p.m. We will…

Last Words

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to…

Take up the Cross

“Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me’” (Matthew 16:24). As we continue our month-long Mission Festival this coming Sunday, we will continue to look at the “Mission of God,” and specifically as it is “In the Cross.” The cross…