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  • Pleasing God (May 23, 2017)

    And he (Amaziah) did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, yet not like David his father. (2 Kings  14:3) Who was Amaziah?  He was one of the many kings in Judah that followed in the ancestral line from King David.  As Jewish kings went, he did pretty well.  He wasn’t quite up… Read more

  • When Bad Things Happen (May 18, 2017)

    “Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing; heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled.  My soul also is greatly troubled.  But you, O Lord-how long?”(Psalms 6:2-3) We understand that faith involves trusting God even though we don’t understand why he lets bad things happen to us.  Such an understanding may not be very comforting.  And honestly, it does… Read more

  • Is The Bible True? (May 2, 2017)

    Absolutely the Bible is true!  It reveals the true story of God’s love for His world  and the unique relationship he has designed between himself and the human race.  It tells us about the special role and purpose of Jesus Christ, His only son.  It proclaims the way God has prevailed over sin and death to… Read more

  • Beware of the Bible (April 25, 2017)

    For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12) Our mothers taught us to be careful with sharp objects to avoid being injured.  According to the author of Hebrews… Read more

  • On a Donkey (April 10, 2017)

    Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey. (John 12:15) There is something thrilling about seeing someone ride a full sized horse.  The most heroic statues often depict the champion astride a magnificent horse.  It is an image of power, of martial glory, and of military might.  Our heritage has… Read more

  • Christian Community (April 3, 2017)

    All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. (Acts 4:32) How should Christians live together?  The earliest church in Jerusalem paints a picture of life together that has inspired and haunted Christians for centuries.  It inspires us… Read more

  • Lenten Worship Schedule (March 1, 2017)

    Our Lenten season starts on March 1 this year.  Let us enter into a time of reflection about what faith in Jesus means to us. Many mark this season with special acts of devotion to help remember the great and wonderful work God’s only son did for us on his cross by which he reconciled… Read more

  • Christmas Worship Schedule (December 24, 2016)

    Christmas Eve – 5:00pm Dec. 24 Christmas Day – 10:00am Dec. 25 (No Sunday School or Adult Bible Study)

  • Why Wait? (December 6, 2016)

    And now, O Lord, for what do I wait?  My hope is in you.  (Psalm 39:7) Our culture is not very patient.  Anything that makes us wait is an irritation.  We like drive up windows, fast food, express lines, and anything that gives us a little edge on getting through our list of things do more… Read more

  • Without Judgement (November 29, 2016)

    Do not judge, or you too will be judged.  (Matthew 7) Jesus warning about judging others is one of the most misunderstood admonitions in Scripture.  It is most frequently used to attempt to fend off unwanted criticism and least used to examine our own disapproving fault-finding with others.  Jesus’ instruction to avoid judging others does… Read more

  • Not Just Thanks (November 16, 2016)

    I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever. (Psalm 86:12) It is truly wonderful that our nation takes an entire day each year to give thanks for what we have.  We give thanks to God for our means of making a living.  We give thanks for… Read more

  • Our Father (November 15, 2016)

     Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.” (Matthew 6:9) I have always loved the way our Roman Catholic brothers and sisters refer to the Lord’s Prayer as “The Our Father.”  That is really a better name for this prayer than calling it “The Lord’s Prayer.”  Sure this is the prayer that… Read more

  • On Being Religious (November 12, 2016)

    Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 6:1) The subject of faith creates discussion about being religious.  In fact it is hard to imagine how one might have faith without being religious.  Praying, ritual… Read more

  • Eyes and Teeth (November 3, 2016)

    You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’  But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. (Matthew 5:38-39) The phrase, “an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth,” is a quotation directly from the law codes of the Old Testament.  Specifically this comes from… Read more

  • Marriage and Divorce (October 13, 2016)

    “It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’  But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery. (Matthew 5:31-32) This text is certainly among passages of scripture that have… Read more

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