Be like the Smyrnans — faithful By Res Spears Message delivered October 14, 2018 at Liberty Spring Christian Church At the risk of making my wife (and maybe my mother) cry this morning, I want to tell you about the dog that I had when we got married. Inky was a border collie mix, and she was the smartest and most faithful dog I’ve ever had. For many years, she was my constant companion. I took her everywhere – to work, to visit friends, on long drives in the convertible. She would stand in the backseat of that Toyota Celica … Continue reading

The changed and the unchanging

  Message delivered September 2, 2018 at Liberty Spring Christian Church, Suffolk, VA Good morning, church! Well, I don’t know about you guys, but something feels … I don’t know … different here today. I can’t quite put my finger on it. Lauren, did you change your hair? Is that it? Maybe it’s just because I’m looking at everyone from the pulpit. But that can’t be it, because I’m still facing the same direction that I always face. Now, my family and I have been members of Liberty Spring Christian Church for only a couple of years, so we don’t … Continue reading The changed and the unchanging

He’s always been faithful to me

  Delivered in October 2016 in Montrouis, Haiti Good evening. I’ve been looking forward to coming back to Haiti for more than two years. My wife and I visited here back in 2014, right in the middle of August. We met many beautiful people here, and we made some great new friends. I had a chance to drive up into the mountains and look down on the coast. Your blue waters spread out below the green hillside made an impression I will never forget. But one of the things I have been most excited about was the chance to see … Continue reading He’s always been faithful to me