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If You Had to Pick

Post by Pastor Buz If You Had to Pick. . . You know how this inquisitive game works. One person says, “If you had to pick one (fill in the blank, car, job, color, number, etc.) what would you pick?” Most naturally, the choices are not choices of good or bad, right or wrong, but […]

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Three Ways Financial Stewardship is Linked to Discipleship

Three Reasons I Believe Financial Stewardship and Discipleship Are Inseparable by Pastor Buz Many of the disciplines of the Christian’s life have shared traits. For instance, it is always good to pray in concert with Bible study. Though the Bible’s words concerning faithful stewardship are authoritative for the purpose of instructing us in this important topic […]

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Six Convictions For Sunday Morning

Post by Pastor Keith Baker I’ve been planning worship gatherings for the last twenty years.  I think and pray daily about what happens when the church gathers.  I stand at the front of the congregation for about half of the time we are together on Sunday morning.  It’s a responsibility that I don’t take lightly. […]

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Three Sabbatical Reflections

Dear Church Family, Thank you so much for allowing my family an extended time away during the month of June. As I wrote to you before we left, this has been in many ways, a very difficult year for my family. Nothing sudden, or tragic- just exhausted from the pace of life, work, ministry, school, […]

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SIN!

Definition: Sin is any failure (attitude or action) to conform to the will of God. Biblical Words Hebrew hata = to miss (a mark); to wrong, offend, sin pasha = to break with, away, from, or “crossed the line” to transgress Greek hamartia = sin, miss the mark paraptoma or parabasis = sin, transgress paranomia […]

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Chapter 21:The Creation of Man

    Chapter 21: The Creation of Man: Why Did God create us? How did God make us like himself? How can we please him in everyday living?   The pinnacle of God’s creative activity is the creation of human beings, both male and female, to be more like him than anything else he has […]

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A Theology of Spiritual Warfare

  There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. –C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters A spiritual war is raging. Battles are occurring across the globe […]

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It’s Happening!

Philippians 2:4 “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” This year’s Community Month is only a week old and the reports of people loving people are coming in!  Thus far God has: Answered some much needed church staffing needs Used peoples caring and counseling […]

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Applying God-Centeredness

More than a few questions and responses have come in as a result of last week’s post and Sunday’s sermon on, The God-Centeredness of God.  First, it should be noted that we expected (actually hoped for) responses. This shows a part of the character of our church, thinking people are thinking! Nevertheless, it is never […]

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