Category Archives: From the Pastor’s Desk

In the Beginning – The Roots of the Christmas Story

Why Christmas? Why did Jesus come to earth as a baby?  Why did He die on the cross?  To understand the importance of Christmas and why it even exists, we need to go back to the beginning.  Not the beginning where the angel appears to Mary. Not even the account of John the Baptist's birth…
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The Praise Solution for Hard Times

What is your natural response to difficult times?  How do react with the going gets tough?  If you are like most of us, your response is not rejoicing!  It is not giving of thanks.  What if I told you, however, that those things are the right response? Now some of you might be thinking of…
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Shoebox Sunday!

Today is a special day!  Each year we fill shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child and have a special Sunday where we pray for them and send them off.  We expect to have over 100 boxes to pray over this year!  The service is both a celebration and a time of prayer. We pray and ask…
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Is it Political or Is it Biblical? Part 4

This final message in the series will complete our look at 5 key topics of our time.  We have been looking at what God says about the Economy, Immigration, Law and Order, and Sexual Issues, now we will look at the topic of Abortion.  Following a brief survey of God's teaching on that critical topic,…
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Is it Political or is it Biblical? Part 3

According to a recent poll, 30% of the population believes that Christians should be silent on the issues of politics.  While 61% disagree with this sentiment, it has still led many to choose to be silent for fear of being censured.  It has also led many pastors to shy away from topics that are anything…
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Is it Political or is it Biblical? Part 2

If you listen, watch, or read just about any daily news report, it is obvious there is much division in our world.  The ever-present political ads that election season brings highlights this division.  Is there a wrong or right in all of this?  Are the issues that divide us simply preference issues?  Are they philosophical…
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Is it Political or Biblical?

When I went to college in the 90's, dialogue between two opposing sides was very much encouraged.  It was encouraged in private colleges and in public ones, by liberals and conservatives.  It was generally agreed on as a hallmark of a democratic free society and necessary for higher, critical thinking. Unfortunately, things have changed.  Cancel…
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Regaining Perspective Part 2

Perspective colors everything: our attitude, our effort, and our perspective of success.  This message today will continue the theme of regaining a proper perspective, especially as it relates to suffering and success.  Building off of the suffering of the saints described in Revelation 13 and 14, this message will look a biblical view of life,…
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Regaining Perspective

Sometimes life is discouraging.  It may be personal struggles, it may be injustices, it may  just be the daily grind that gets us down.  Sometimes, we need to regain perspective. Usually we think of reading the Bible as something that should help us, should encourage us. I have to admit though, that as I worked…
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The Beast and His Partner in Deception Part 2

Are you a spiritual person?  The fact that you are here, reading this post  seems to indicate that you are or that you at least have some interest in the spiritual.  It is only, well, natural.  We are spiritual creatures made in the image of the True God.  Although we are a fallen and sin-corrupted…
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