From the Pastor’s Desk

The Need for Rest and Nourishment

It seems that there are busy seasons of life when we give ourselves to our calling in more intense and more protracted ways than normal. No matter your calling, your life is demanding, and you are busy running from one event to the next. I don’t suppose that there is much we can do to…

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The Impact of One Church

As I sit in my office this afternoon, I contemplate that today, August 14, 2016, this church celebrates its fifty-eighth anniversary. In those fifty-eight years, God certainly has done some amazing things through this “one church.” I have a unique perspective of this church because most of my life has revolved around what God has…

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Churches Working Together

Without a doubt, the New Testament alludes to the concept of a local assembly of baptized believers as being the church. In our current study on the book of Revelation, we are in the section where there are seven local bodies identified as churches. The Lord saw them and was aware of what each of…

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The Christian's Responsibility

I am writing these thoughts right in the middle of our annual Faith Promise Missions Conference. This year, like in most years, we are privileged to have a number of missionaries and fields represented in our conference. They are sharp, articulate people desiring to go the field and share Christ with the multitudes. The only…

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The 2016 Election

Almost everyone is aware that America is in the midst of a very vicious primary season. We are trying to determine who will be the standard bearers for both the Republican and Democratic parties in the coming presidential election. I realize there are a host of other contests, but the one that has received the…

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Certainty in an Uncertain World

Our world is filled with uncertainty, so we often find ourselves thinking about things that weren’t an issue ten years ago. Back then, movements like ISIS or ISIL weren’t much of a problem. While I was aware of Muslim extremists like Osama bin Laden, I had no idea that this kind of people could gain…

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The Communication Breakdown

We are all aware of our need to communicate—it starts early in life. In order for a baby to communicate that he needs something, he will cry. It is amazing how effective a baby can be at communicating without words. After a while, we learn our first word, and then it isn’t long before we…

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The Culture and the Christian

On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court, in a five – four decision, rendered a verdict that same-sex marriage was to be the law of the land. These five unelected justices told all fifty states that they were overturning 239 years of our Judeo-Christian definition of marriage. Now any two adults that want…

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Facing Adversity in Your Life

When we deal with adversity, we have a tendency to think that we are an isolated case; however, everyone faces difficulty at various times in life. We aren’t the only ones dealing with trouble. Our problems may seem overwhelming, but the truth is, with God’s help, we can face our problems and go on! As…

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Troublesome Days

II Timothy 3:1 states “in the last days perilous times shall come.” The word “perilous” means difficult to deal with. Interestingly, the next verse shows that the troubling days come because of narcissism. The Bible plainly states that “men shall be lovers of their own selves” and then begins to list issues that happen because…

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