Sunday, April 17, 2011

Palm Sunday and George Foreman

An odd combination? Haven't heard too many Palm Sunday sermons featuring a story about George Foreman? At the age of 45 George stepped into the ring and won a World Heavyweight Championship. On the road into Jerusalem Jesus was heading for a battle--a battle for the ages.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Reborn with a New Purpose

Today's message from the Scotch Ridge pulpit focuses on rebirth and purpose. Being born from above is essential to seeing God's kingdom. It also comes with a great bonus--a purpose that motivates you to make the most of your time, talents and resouces in an effort to advances God's kingdom.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hope for the Suffering

Many of you are facing difficult times. Suffering is something none of us want to go through, yet God uses suffering to chisel our characters and eventually create within us an attitude of hope. Check out today's message from the Scotch Ridge pulpit.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Mountain

Have you ever been to the top of a mountain? What do you remember the most?--the climb, the view from the top, or the descent? Jesus picked three very "human" disciples to accompany him to the top of the mountain. There they witnessed something that changed their perspective on who Jesus really is. They saw the "glory." Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "I've been to the mountain top." What about you? Check out today's message from the Scotch Ridge pulpit.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Overcoming Worry

Four times in the sixth chapter of Matthew's gospel, Jesus insisted that we DO NOT WORRY. Worry can be devastating to a person mentally, physically, and spiritually. Today's message from the Scotch Ridge pulpit focuses on practical steps we can take to rid ourselves of worry.

And now the Oak Ridge Boys will sing the beautiful hymn, "God Will Take Care of You."

Welcome to the Scotch Ridge Presbyterian Church's (Martins Ferry, Ohio) Blog Site. Here you will find weekly videos of our time of praise and Pastor Joe C. Ellis's sermons. Please join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 A.M. for our worship service and children's church. Click on the "Follow Blog" button on the blue bar at the top and and become a part of our online community of faith!

Directions to church: Take Ohio 7 north through Martins Ferry. Turn left onto CR4. Go 1/2 mile. Turn right onto Nixon's run. Go two miles to the top of the hill. Turn left onto Treadway Road. Go 150 yards and make a right up the church's steep driveway to the top of the hill.

Monday, February 7, 2011

A New Direction

A lot of people avoid God because they relate God to a stuffy church service--singing the same old hymns and doing the same old things. In reality God is the most creative Force to experience and know. It is God's nature to do something new, something creative. That's why a decision to follow Christ will always lead you in a new direction. Check out today's message from the Scotch Ridge pulpit from the gospel of John 1:29-42.

Click below to hear a great song from the Peasall Sisters called "Where No One Stands Alone."


Monday, January 10, 2011

A Personal Epiphany

Have you ever had an epiphany, a revelation that changed your whole perspective on life? Check out today's message from the Scotch Ridge pulpit. Maybe a new light is about to rise upon you!

Now here's Anne Murray's version of "Softly and Tenderly"