One of the most significant features of Greco-Roman architecture is the use of arches, which were very difficult
to build. Architects of the day discovered that the integrity of an arch was dependent on the capstone - the stone that
was placed in the top-center position. If the capstone was not sound and placed properly, the whole structure would
fail. By the same token, our faith will crumble if its capstone is not properly in place. As Christians, the capstone of
our faith is Jesus. If Jesus is not in the top-center position in our faith, then nothing else matters. As members of
Christ's church, we need to re-examine the structure of our faith, and make certain the capstone is in the top-center position.
Fred Hoskins, Pastor
The words of familiar hymns often bring a sense of urgency to live a committed Christian life. "Make me a blessing Lord, O Savior I pray. Make me a blessing to someone today." The Lord wants us to be an example - to be conduits of His love and grace to a hurting and sinful world. One of the most effective ways we can do that is to conduct ourselves in such a way that those around us can witness the committment of our faith. "Don't tell me what you believe, I can tell what you believe by what you do and how you act." Commentator Paul Harvey once said, "If you don't live it, you really don't believe it." Make us a blessing Lord, to someone today.
Writings to Guide and Inspire Us
BibleGateway.com allows you to search the Bible by word or passage in 30 different languages and 18 different English language versions of the Bible. With linked commentary.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library a digital library of hundreds of pieces of classic Christian literature that are now available in the public domain.
Digital Quaker Collection at Earlham School of Religion "full text and page images of over 500 individual Quaker works from the 17th and 18th centuries."
The Training And Recording Library a bibliography of recommended readings specifically for those in the process of training and recording, but valuable for all Friends, as Friends believe in the ministry of all believers.
Quaker Writings from the 17-19th Century, A listing with many online texts and catalogs
The Queries from the 1977 Faith and Practice of the Wilmington Yearly Meeting Introductory Statement, General Queries, Queries for Meetings on Ministry and Counsel