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A Flawed and Loyal Disciple

In the book, “Twelve Ordinary Men,” John McArthur describes Peter as “eager, aggressive, bold, and outspoken — with a habit of revving his mouth while his brain was in neutral.” (Twelve Ordinary Men, pg. 31)  He says, “Peter was impetuous, impulsive, and over-eager.” (pg. 35) Sounds pretty accurate.  Peter was [...]

Believe!

He is risen!  He is risen, indeed!  What do those words mean to you?  It is the resurrection of Jesus that separates us from all other religions.  “Only Christianity has a God who became human, literally died for his people, and was raised again in power and glory to rule [...]

“A Time for a Spiritual Inventory”

Throughout Scripture, we can find examples of ashes.  Sitting on them or putting them on your head were rituals of mourning and repentance (2 Samuel 13:19; Isaiah 58:5; Jeremiah 6:26; Job 2:8; Daniel 9:3; and Matthew 11:21).  For Christians today, Ash Wednesday marks the first day of the season of Lent. [...]

The Power of Prayer

A few weeks ago, one Sunday after church, someone asked me if I would be available to pray with them.  What a privilege and a blessing it is for me to not only pray for you, but to pray with you. Once a month, I get to meet with my [...]

“It’s the Thought That Counts.”

Many of you have probably already started your Christmas shopping.  Some of you may already be finished and have your gifts hidden away safely somewhere in your home ready to reveal on Christmas morning.  If you’re like me, you haven’t started the shopping, but you are excited about the chance [...]

“He loves. He loves. He loves.”

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you.  Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous.  Be happy anyway. The good you do today [...]

Share the Message “God is Love”

For the past several weeks, we have been reading together through the book of Titus. Reading the Word of God is supposed to change us. I pray this study has been a meaningful journey for you in your walk with Christ. I pray that reading Titus has helped you make [...]

“Open Doors… Open Hearts”

Another summer has come and gone by so quickly. The older I get, the faster they go. Fortunately, the end of anything usually means the beginning of something. Autumn is coming, and with it the beauty of changing colors and the reminder that God is in control of everything, including [...]

“Abiding in God’s Work”

An article came from the Conference Office last week written by Pastor Dave Williams and entitled, “Renovation.” In the article, Dave encourages us to “Begin looking to see where God is already at work in your local community Who is in need? What is the state of the family? How [...]

God-Centered Relationships

Last month I had the privilege of performing a wedding ceremony. The bride was beautiful, the church was beautiful, and everyone seemed to enjoy the day celebrating the love between a man and a woman. There was a great party that included some delicious BBQ and slushies. Leading up to this [...]

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