Articles written by Pastor Charles Empey

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Don't You Love The Shepherds

Luke 2:8 "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night." Who are your favorite characters in the account of the birth... — Updated 12/21/2021


The Savior is born

Matthew 1:18a "Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise:" From the time of the tragedy in the Garden of Eden, God began to announce the saving of what was lost. The whole... — Updated 12/7/2021


Giving Thanks

I Thessalonians 5:19 "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." This is not meant to be a great piece of scholarship, but to rejoice... — Updated 11/22/2021


When Did The Message of Jesus Arrive In Orange,

Orange became a settlement about 1852 and the oldest Baptist Church organized in 1857. It is Old First Orange Baptist Church today. Lutcher Memorial Church Building, now the First... — Updated 11/2/2021


Hope Of Deliverance

"Thy God whom thou serves continually, He will deliver thee." (Deut. 6:16) Mary Tyler Moore said something that was profound…simple but profound. She said, "No one gets out of h... — Updated 10/12/2021


God Has A Special Place In His Heart For Children

Matthew 19:13-15 "Then were there brought unto him (Jesus) little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.14 But Jesus said, Suffer... — Updated 9/28/2021


God's Amazing Grace

The Apostle Paul used his own life to illustrate God's amazing grace. He wrote in Romans 7:24-25 under the inspiration of God, "O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from t... — Updated 9/21/2021


When The Storm Becomes Fearful

Luke 8:23-25 "But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy. And they came to him, and aw... — Updated 9/7/2021


Have you ever been in the belly of the whale?

Jonah 2:1 "Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish's belly…" This world dishes up some very interesting stuff. Don't misunderstand me, I love life and having a h... — Updated 8/10/2021


Do you want to see a Biblical scenario of where the church is today, our Country and where it is all headed?

Judges 6 and 7 ...Where is Gideon' s army today? Like in Gideon's day when Israel had been delivered from sin and the world, they became lazy in faithfulness and began to blend into... — Updated 6/15/2021


Prayer - Why do God's children take so little advantage of such a gift from God in Christ?  

Matthew 7:7-11 "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth;... — Updated 5/11/2021


Jesus in the house

Mark 2:1 "And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house." Here in this passage we see the phrase, "…it was noised that he was in t... — Updated 5/4/2021


Sin and Satan's Greatest defeat

Romans 10:9 "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." On the day... — Updated 3/30/2021


Oh How God Loves You

Oh How God Loves You The Lord's Love And Protection The Lord’s love and protection Are never so far, That he cannot reach us Wherever we are. His arm outstretched Like an e... — Updated 2/9/2021


Victory In Jesus

John 16:33 "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." There are... — Updated 2/2/2021


The Light Of God In The Darkness

In the Gospel of John 1:4-5 "In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." In the Epistle of First... — Updated 1/12/2021


When Jesus Shows Up In The Storm (Matt. 14:22-33)

When Jesus shows up in your storm, He'll be walking on water. The storm had been raging and had come to a tempest that it appeared all was lost, including the disciples lives. They... — Updated 1/5/2021


The Greatest Story ever - the Gift of God

Luke 2:1-11 "And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius... — Updated 12/15/2020


The Christmas season is in full swing

The season produces images of red, white, green, every color of light, family and church, and of course, gifts. Then there is the December dessert table that begins early and stretc... — Updated 12/8/2020


Thanksgiving or Thanks-Receiving

Acts 20:35 "…remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive." Who else but Jesus can say such a thing with the clearest of c... — Updated 11/24/2020


I Saw Jesus The Other Day

John 1:29 "The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world." John the Baptist had been talking about Him... — Updated 11/3/2020


The Rains Fell and The Wind Blew

Matt. 7:24-27 "Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25 And the rain descended,... — Updated 9/8/2020


The Right Heart Can Forgive and Tolerate

John 3:16 " For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." Let's begin with the... — Updated 7/14/2020


Who will eat at the table of the King of kings in heaven?

Our text is II Samuel 9:13 " So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king's table; and was lame on both his feet." Mephibosheth was the son of... — Updated 6/23/2020


Why I believe more than ever in God...

Why I believe more than ever in God... In Acts 14:22 Paul was "Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith..." I quit looking to this world... — Updated 6/5/2020


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