Religion

Setting up a sting

Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. John 8:3 What do I mean by the sting? Most of the time a sting includes a setup, putting circumstances, events and people into place that a person can be trapped in word or deed. In John 8:4 the Pharisees were setting ...

Start with the Word of God

As I was driving east on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in April, I saw a billboard with a very provocative message. It read “Real Christians Obey Jesus’ Teachings, Luke 6:46.” When I read that I thought with over 30,000 Christian denominations you would probably get just as many ...

Area churches host VBS

First UMC LEWISTOWN — First United Methodist Church will host Vacation Bible School with the theme, “Roar,” 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 23 to 27. During the program, youth age 3 to completion of fifth grade will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play team ...

(Bible) school days

Sentinel photo by ERIN THOMPSON Ella Thompson, 10, ties a floral wreath in Adriyanna Hutchinson's hair Thursday during Vacation Bible School at Lewistown Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. The program was held June 9 to 13 and the theme was Athens: Paul's Dangerous Journey To Share the ...

Creation Music Festival announces 2019 lineup

MOUNT UNION — Creation Music Festival announced its official lineup for Creation 2019, slated for June 26 to 29 at Agape Farm in Mount Union. The event will bring a lineup of chart-topping artists and speakers and offering a diverse and powerful program. Headlining this summer’s premier ...

Is divorce allowed for no reason?

The Pharisees also came to Him, testing Him, and saying to Him, is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for just any reason. Matthew 19:3 Mark 10:2-12 is a passage which is often used to teach that divorce (of any kind) is unacceptable. Luke seems to say the same thing. Matthew adds the ...

Jesus should be celebrated every day

“Merry Christmas” and “Happy Easter” are the greetings we offer and exchange during these holidays because Jesus Christ is the center of Christmas and Easter. But Jesus should be the center of our lives every day. There is no true happiness apart from Jesus Christ. Not only his birth ...

Faith can help us cope

June is “National Cancer Survivor Month,” a time to celebrate the remission and recovery of the brave souls who faced this adversary and won. We also recognize those who valiantly fought this great battle, but whose bodies eventually wore out. According to Cancer Facts & Figures ...

Juniata Valley churches host Vacation Bible School

Paintersville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church PAINTERSVILLE — Paintersville Christian and Missionary Alliance church is having “The Incredible Race Vacation Bible School” 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday evenings June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7 and 14. The lessons ...

Religion calendar

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