2022: A Year of Change

“If you want to make enemies, try to change something.” ~ Woodrow Wilson “Making a big life change is scary. But, know what’s scarier? Regret.” ~ Unknown (This is a reboot of and article from 2019. It has been modified for “such a time as this”) Change is difficult. We all know this. I heard a sermon where the preacher …

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Christmas Together

Our theme for Advent 2021 is Christmas Together: for all the People. This is based on Luke 2:10 when the angel announced to the shepherds, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.” The idea of “Christmas Together” fits perfectly with the message of the church. God has called us …

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Give Thanks

Grace and peace to you. Today is the day that we set aside to give thanks. Today we pause from our busy lives, from politics, and from everything that seeks to divide us, as Americans, to simply come together to be thankful. Some of us have lost loved ones this past year. Because of the pandemic, some of us may …

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Harvard

Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The college was founded in 1636 to train young men for the clergy. Since over 17,000 Puritans had migrated to North America by this time, Harvard was established with the anticipation there would be a great need for ministers to preach the gospel in the new Colonies. The …

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Hebrew 11:1

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see (NIV) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (KJV) What is faith? It is the confident assurance that something we want is going to happen. It is the certainty that what we hope for is …

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Present Your Goals to God — He’ll Get You There

Back in December, I received some slacks as a Christmas gift. To my disappointment, the slacks didn’t fit. So, I set a goal to start losing weight. At the beginning of January, I jumped into it headfirst, and, I am happy to say that I have lost around 40 pounds. Recently, I had a conversation with a close friend about …

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The Myth of “Instant Gratification Christianity”

The 21st century has given birth to dozens of great advances in terms of technology. Anything you could possibly think of is available at your fingertips or at a push of a button. However, there is an added effect. Because of these advancements, we can get goods and services faster than we could a decade or two ago. Don’t know …

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God Wants to Do a “New Thing”

Leaving what’s behind I close the doorI’ll not dwell on what has gone beforeI know God is doing a new thingIt’s springing up and I can see itIt’s all around and I can feel itI know God is doing a new thingGod is doing a new thingGod is doing a new thingGod is doing a new thing in this place …

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Seek Ye First

You will probably find this article difficult to understand if you have not first read about Jesus preaching to a crowd in Matthew 6:25-34, so please do so before continuing past this sentence (don’t worry, it is only a minute or two of reading). Now then, let’s please take a look at the verses in a bit of context. Jesus …

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For Such a Time Like This

I just returned from Family Camp at Diamond Arrow Christian Conference Center. This year, due to COVID, the camp is short-staffed and there was not a lot of activity during the day. However, the weather was great, the scenery majestic, and the evening worship services were inspiring, challenging, and life-transforming! The theme of the camp is mentioned above: For Such …

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