December Pastor’s Message

“The Mystery of Christmas” One reason Sherlock Holmes mysteries have been so popular is that, by the end of the story, the great detective had solved the mystery. Real life is much messier than a Sherlock Holmes story. So much of life remains frustratingly mysterious. The Christmas story is so

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November Pastor’s Message

One of Satan’s most devious, and effective, strategies is to put a hint of a lie in a pile of truth. When he approached Eve in the garden, he asked, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” That statement was close to the

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October’s Pastor’s Message

I saw a recent statistic:  “Distracted driving causes an accident every 24 seconds.” I wonder how often a “distraction” from our walk with Jesus causes spiritual crashes?  Often Satan’s most effective strategy against us is subtle, and our best defense is “to be alert,” aware of what’s actually going on

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September Pastor’s Message

Satan is a defeated adversary, but he is no fool. Since he can’t defeat God, he tries get at God through us – by distracting us, accusing us, frightening us, lying to us, doing whatever will keep us from spending time with our heavenly Father and helping others come to

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July Pastor’s Message

Over the summer we’ll look at “life experiences” of some of God’s people. Two things their lives demonstrate: Life can be (and often will be) painful, harsh, and unfair. God is faithful to His people, whatever life brings. The most important thing is not “whether bad things happen” (they will)

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June Pastor’s Message

This month we will celebrate a baptism, graduations, and Father’s Day, each one representing a season in life. The Lord Jesus wants to infuse us with his wisdom appropriate to each of life’s seasons. This prayer, written by an anonymous nun in the 17th century, is a helpful reminder for any

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May Pastor’s Message

Miracles – mothers – misplaced treasure – memories – all gifts of God, which He has given us to point us to Himself. All designed to help us know Him better. In a time when “personal opinion” seems more important than “truth”, is it possible to say “I know God”

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April Pastor’s Message

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, The emblem of suffering and shame… The scars on Jesus’ hands and side and feet will forever remind us of what he suffered for us on the cross. But there is no physical reminder of a different kind of suffering

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March Pastor’s Message

Is God “on our side”? If we mean, “God watches over those who trust him, to bless them, to bring good from everything in their lives” then we can say “God is for us; he is on our side.” But in the sense that “God is our secret weapon to

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