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From Our Pastor | Aren’t these stormy times? It seems that everywhere we look all we can see is wind and waves. When we look at the economy, culture, and politics, it seems like a hurricane is upon us.
From Our Family And Music Minister
From Our Pastor | Alone. Hopeless. Helpless. Defeated. Have you felt those? Have you ever been at the point that you thought there was no future?
From our Family and Music Minister | In Ephesians 5, Paul tells believers that we are to reflect God’s change in our lives. Paul clearly emphasized to the Ephesians that they had been completely changed from their old nature. They had once been living in darkness, but they had become light through the saving grace of Christ. They were the opposite of what they were, so they should not live as they had before. Paul stated that the desire of their changed lives should be to please God and bear fruit that glorifies Him.
From Our Pastor | “What good is studying prophecy?” We frequently hear such questions these days. We even hear these questions from professing Christians. They argue that Bible studies and sermons should focus more on “practical”, “relevant” topics dealing with the “here and now”.
From Our Family and Music Minister | Looking back over my life, I don’t consider myself a risk taker. Heights don’t bother me, but I will not stand on a broken bridge or jump out of a perfectly good plane. I don’t believe anything in our brain tells us skydiving or bungee jumping is a safe activity. People tend to do these things for an adrenaline rush. Even though it doesn’t threaten our lives, evangelism can seem terrifying enough to us that we don’t truly live out our calling as Christians.
FROM OUR PASTOR | Have you ever considered the importance of our heart in prayer? We often talk about the different types of prayer or the elements of prayer. Sometimes we will talk about the positions of prayer.
From Our Family and Music Minister | There are two types of people in this world: those who never let their car get below a quarter of a tank of gas and others who push it as close to empty as they can. My mom was one that would push it as close to empty as possible since she only drove a few blocks most days. However, I didn’t appreciate it when I had to take her car to run an errand and would run out of gas before getting home. Since it happened to me a few times before the days of cell phones, I got to where, just running a few blocks in my mom’s car, I would check the gas.
From Our Pastor | How can we receive the Lord’s commendation? When our Lord spoke of John, He said, “Truly I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist!” (Matthew 11:1b). In fact, every word our Lord spoke to or about John was a commendation.