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Reality Check

Posted on June 28, 2017 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Saints;

 

I’m guilty. I’ve done it my entire life and still have problems with it. I’m beginning to have my mind renewed but still struggle with believing the truth. Over and over again I have made God too small and consistently underestimated the reality of the gospel message. I find myself in exactly the same place the Colossians were when Paul admonished them in the last three verses of chapter two.

“Wherefore if ye be dead wi...

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Father's Day 2017

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Saints:

This Sunday we give special recognition and honor to our fathers for their God given responsibility and service as the shepherd of their family. Being the “head” of the home carries with it an awesome responsibility for Dads to love their family even as Christ is the head of the Church and loves every member. It is a position of the highest service or ministry possible for a man. Although it is often minimized or even viewed simply as an obligation, fatherhoo...

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The Technology Trap

Posted on June 6, 2017 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Saints;

Today’s technologies are astounding and the impact they have on our lives (for good or bad) is amazing. Like most of us “baby-boomer’s” I was dragged kicking and screaming into the computer age and still harbor resentments against each new version of Windows. Although I can see how much these technologies have improved the quality of life by making communication much faster and easier, I also dread the hidden effects of a prolonged journey on the &...

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Coping With Grief

Posted on June 1, 2017 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear Saints;

Most of our holidays, especially those involving a three-day weekend, are an occasion of joyous celebrations and relaxation with families and friends. Memorial Day, however, is a solemn day of remembrance and national mourning. For those who have suffered the loss of friends and family it is a time of bitter-sweet memories that stir the profound emotions of grief which often linger on well after the weekend. For me Memorial Day is like a funeral service. The grief doesn...

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Memorial Day 2017

Posted on May 24, 2017 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Saints;

What are you plans for this Memorial Day weekend? Most of us make plans to enjoy an extra day off from work to get together with friends and family for BBQs and recreational activities. While such plans are fun, they often obscure the true purpose of this special day. It’s called Memorial Day because it is a designated day of remembrance. It is a time for us to remember the sacrifices made for our freedom and to realize, once again, that freedom isn’t free. ...

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Suffering with Jesus

Posted on May 18, 2017 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Saints;

Living a lifestyle of grace and truth believing the gospel is not a bed of roses! There are times when we must face real hardships and suffering while striving to reach true goals of ministry. The Bible is perfectly clear on this point as was Jesus when he told his disciples, “In this world you shall have tribulation”. The apostle Paul was well aware of “suffering for Christ’s sake” and often referred to it in his letters. In 2 Corinthians...

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Mother's Day 2007

Posted on May 11, 2017 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Saints;

In considering Mother’s Day this year I thought of the profound ministry God has entrusted to our moms. The difficulties of motherhood in a fallen world notwithstanding, their unique and special purpose deserves far more honor than is commonly given. The first mother in history was named Eve (meaning life spring) because from her would come all life in its various forms. Not only did Eve give physical life to her own children and, ultimately, the whole human race; ...

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My Hour is Come

Posted on May 2, 2017 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear Saints;

“Timing is everything!” One of the most common problems we all face concerns our timing. Living in a physical world of space, matter, and time we not only need to answer the questions of who, what, where, and how; but we also need to know when. In fact, sometimes “when” becomes more important to us than any of the other questions. My standard response to that question is usually a flippant, “When the time is right.” But how do we kno...

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"Mystery"

Posted on April 18, 2017 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Saints;

The more I study the gospel of Jesus Christ the more amazed I am! I think that must be why the apostle Paul referred to it as a “mystery” in his letters. In his closing prayer request given to the Ephesians he asked, “Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel…” (Ephesians 6:19). Here he simply asks for the ability to accurately express the words neede...

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He is Risen 2017

Posted on April 13, 2017 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear Saints;

When considering the gospel narratives of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus two three-word sentences stand out in my mind: “It is finished!” and “He is risen!”. The first concerns the miraculous work God did on the cross while the second is proof that the work was complete. Together they give us assurance that God truly has done for us what we could not do for ourselves. Our salvation is confirmed and our hope is sure! When Jesus said, &#...

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