Pastor’s Blog…

  • February 9, 2018
    No, I haven’t lost my mind, and yes, I do understand the principle of strength in unity.  But we must never forget that this strength of the united that builds cities and nations, can also be utilized to destroy them.   An age old strategy in warfare is to study the activities of the opponent and introduce things into his lifestyle that will cause him to destroy himself. 
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  • January 19, 2018
    Did you ever stop to consider what would happen if all of the information collected about you were combined?  There is cell phone data, medical and dental data, banking data, IRS data, data collected by grocery stores and online businesses, military data, Google and Facebook data, and the list goes on.   If these were all combined, someone could have access to more information about you than you are capable of remembering about yourself.   Have you noticed what is happening in the Middle East?   Israel’s enemies are relentlessly encouraging her destruction. The unrest in Syria has strengthened the alliance of evil allies. The world is becoming more tolerant of Sharia law which threatens the inalienable rights of the free world.
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  • January 12, 2018
    God’s Word is full of promises:
        • Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.
        • But my God shall supply all your need...
        • I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
        • I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
    Doubting God does not negate God’s plan!  In the book of Genesis, God promised Abraham a son, but Abraham doubted God and said, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old?   Did his doubts change God’s plan?   No, Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age…
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  • January 5, 2018
    What is it about the New Year that we celebrate?  Perhaps we enjoy leaving behind the frustration of failed attempts and opportunities ignored.  Perhaps December 31 is a day of closure, a time to bury memories, to end our mourning over annual losses.  Or do you celebrate the future, rejoicing in renewed resolve and the hope of a better tomorrow? There seems to be some consolation, some comfort, for us earth dwellers in dividing our lives into small segments of time and viewing each of them as a piece of the puzzle that we call life.  We finish with this piece and happily move on to the next, but I wonder––have you considered the big picture lately?
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  • December 29, 2017
    As a child I remember Christmas as the highlight of the year. In my youth, months seemed to pass so slowly from January through November, like a train approaching from a great distance, its forward motion barely detectable, time almost seemed to stand still. But as Christmas drew near, the clock appeared to speed up and about the time I really started to enjoy the season, it sped by like the passing locomotive. I can still feel the sadness of Christmas passed. And then there was the New Year. I always wondered what was wrong with the old one, but at least it was the official beginning of the countdown to next Christmas, … just 358 days to go.
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  • December 22, 2017
    Of all the splendor surrounding the first Christmas long ago, perhaps no part was more dazzling than that host of angels who appeared before the shepherds by night, just outside of Bethlehem. Luke 2 reveals that the angels were enveloped in the glory (brightness) of the Lord. It was so spectacular that the shepherds were “sore afraid.” And lest you think of shepherds as the softer sort, let me remind you that these men braved the elements, wild animals, and thieves and robbers on a regular basis, and yet, none were more visibly moved than these burly shepherds.
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  • December 15, 2017
    Wow, the pace of life is getting faster! People don’t seem to have time for one other any more. While everything is going our way, the pace is not so threatening; but when we fall into one of the pitfalls of life, it’s like sitting in the middle of a crowded highway in a stalled car. No one seems willing to busy themselves with the rescue of the distressed. A “Who cares?” attitude prevails. But God Cares! Though the world has drastically changed, He is …the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. (James 1:17b). He sees you in the hopelessness of the most serious predicament of life, and comes to your rescue.
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  • December 8, 2017
    A while back, I read a blog about the atrocities committed by the pirates of Somalia. The blogger stressed that because piracy is an unfortunate reality in our day, we should not glamorize pirates in books, movies, etc. It was her contention that no parents should allow their tots to idolize terrorists. These men torture their victims and hold them for multi-million dollar ransoms. They are in fact common criminals, immoral thugs, drunkards and drug addicts, who use piracy to support their lifestyles.
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  • December 1, 2017
    The days of the Apostles were marked by sound doctrine, and growth by multiplication.  Later, the successive stages of “church development” were plagued by doctrinal drifting.  After the Reformation, denominations formed and were quickly divided over everything from Bible doctrine to the shape of the steeple.  Diversity made it hard for many to know what to believe.   Today the pendulum is swinging in the opposite direction.  There is a cry for all “people of faith” to celebrate the things they have in common, and ignore their age old differences.  The problem? ...what they have in common is not always truth. 
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  • November 17, 2017
    These are among the most powerful words known to man.   They have singly settled disputes, won battles, and changed the course of history.   These two words can melt an icy heart and make friends of enemies.   It is probable that your own life has been touched by these timely spoken words, and perhaps you have felt hurt or loss when they were lacking. It is distinctly Christian to say “thank you,” a virtue to be sought by every child of God.  And though we extol the virtues of thanksgiving among men, its first object and recipient must be God Himself.
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