Entries by MattWendal

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Easter, also known as Resurrection Day, is the event on which the entire Christian faith hinges. Paul, once a Jewish zealot hostile to Christians, became a believer when he met Jesus on the Road to Damascus (Acts 9). The Apostle Paul made it abundantly clear that without the resurrection, there is no basis for faith […]

Meals for the Needy

Valley Forge Baptist is known as the Caring Church. Very often one of our guests will say that he received a warm and friendly welcome while visiting our church. But it’s more than just during a service. Our church family goes above and beyond in seeking to show the love of Jesus to our community […]

What is Islam and What do Muslims Believe?

Islam is a religious system begun in the seventh century by Muhammad. Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur’an and strive to keep the Five Pillars. The History of Islam In the seventh century, Muhammad claimed the angel Gabriel visited him. During these angelic visitations, which continued for about 23 years until Muhammad’s death, the […]

Be an Encourager

All of us need encouragement. We need somebody to believe in us, to reassure and reinforce us, to help us pick up the pieces and go on, to fuel our flame of determination as we face the odds against us. I doesn’t matter how influential, secure, or mature a person you may appear to be, […]

Happy New You

Happy New You! People crave new things today: • New phones, cars, clothes, hairstyles, and even a new face • Plastic surgery to get a new nose, new ears, a new look, a new body Especially during the new year, we set new goals, pursue new resolutions: • Change our lifestyle, go on a diet, […]

What does the Bible say about Medical Marijuana

There is no definitive biblical answer to the question of whether Christians should use medical marijuana, because marijuana for medicinal use is not addressed in the Bible. However, after a review of certain clear Biblical principles, the answer to the question becomes clearer. First, although many states have legalized medical marijuana, its use is still […]