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Take a Forkful or Two

by Brent Karding

“O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him” (Psalm 34:8). Do you know what Easter dinner is? “Of course,” you’ll probably answer! And why will you answer that way? Because you have a three-volume set on Easter dinner – its purpose, preparation, and progress into the […]

Singing with Understanding: A Thousand Sacred Sweets

by Brent Karding

Series introduction: The title of this series comes from I Corinthians 14:15, where Paul said, ” I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.” I want to help you sing hymns with understanding; that is, to understand what you are singing with your mind, so that you can rejoice […]

Enjoying the Joys of God

by Brent Karding

God is happy. Perfectly, everlastingly happy. I Timothy 1:11 calls him “the blessed [happy] God.” And if we want to be like Him, then we ought to be happy too! In biblical language, we ought to “rejoice in the Lord”! (Phil. 4:4). If we are to share His happiness, we must agree with Him perfectly […]

Singing with Understanding: A Reason to Sing

by Brent Karding

Series introduction: The title of this series comes from I Corinthians 14:15, where Paul said, ” I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.” I want to help you sing hymns with understanding; that is, to understand what you are singing with your mind, so that you can rejoice […]

A Token of Our Hope

by Brent Karding

We observed the Lord’s Supper together this past Sunday morning at Faith Baptist Church. The Lord’s Supper has become a wonderful blessing to me in recent years – much more so than it was when I was younger. Perhaps I’ll talk about that in a future blog post! But today I wanted to share with […]

Fight the Slimy Snake of Doubt

by Brent Karding

Today, that old serpent the Devil still attacks on the same two fronts he used to attack Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden: the truth of God’s Word (Gen. 3:4) and the goodness of God’s person (Gen. 3:1b, 5). And yet they are both one attack; to cast doubt on God’s Word is […]

Kisses from Heaven

by Brent Karding

A refreshing sip of a warm mug of coffee in the morning. Sinking into the softness of a couch after a tiring day. The warmth of your spouse’s hand in yours as you walk on the beach in the brightness of summer. The sweet tang of crumbly, warm, strawberry rhubarb pie next to the cold, […]

An Overflowing Fountain of Love

by Brent Karding

For the last two Sundays of November, I taught on the Trinity in Sunday School.  I want to share with you the importance of the truth that God is love. There has never been a time when love did not exist, because there has never been a time when God did not exist. I John […]

Singing with Understanding: Religion and Pleasures

by Brent Karding

Series introduction: The title of this series comes from I Corinthians 14:15, where Paul said, ” I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.” I want to help you sing hymns with understanding; that is, to understand what you are singing with your mind, so that you can rejoice […]

Singing with Understanding: Come, We That Love the Lord

by Brent Karding

Series introduction: The title of this series comes from I Corinthians 14:15, where Paul said, ” I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.” I want to help you sing hymns with understanding; that is, to understand what you are singing with your mind, so that you can rejoice […]