Pastor’s Blog

Oct
12

There is Joy in God’s House!

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People spend a tremendous amount of time trying to find joy.  They will look for joy in various places; but, it does not seem to last.   Once people come to church, they realize their search is over.  By having an encounter with The Lord they realize joy can be sustained.  ... Continue

Oct
5

Do You Remember?

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Whenever we are faced with a crisis in our lives we begin to dwell on it. All the things that are important to us now take a back seat. The grief we are dealing with becomes so overwhelming that we start to shut down and alienate those closes to us. ... Continue

Sep
21

New Blog: Lord, Take Me Higher!

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David wrote in Psalm 61:2 "lead me to the rock that is higher than I". The specific reason for him to write this Psalm is not known, but something took place that deeply impacted him. It was a low point for him and he knew if he did nothing his ... Continue

Sep
15

The Storm Will Pass

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The definition for storm is "a disturbance of normal conditions of the atmosphere". This also holds true in the storms we go through in our lives. In Psalm 57:1 David says "in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, until the destroying storms pass by". David was dealing ... Continue

Sep
7

New Blog: It’s Weighing You Down!

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In Psalm 55:22 David is talking about the need to cast our burdens on The Lord. This Psalm was inspired from David's son trying to take over as king of Israel.  David was devastated by the thought that his own son wanted to kill him and take over his kingdom.  ... Continue

Sep
1

New Blog: I Am Rooted In God!

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In Psalm 52:8(NRSV) David says, he is like a green olive tree in God’s house. As I examine this statement David’s use of the adjective “green” stands out. I believe David wanted everyone to know he was healthy and strong spiritually because he is rooted in God. It is believed ... Continue

Aug
24

New Blog: Press On!

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Paul wrote in Philippians 3:12-14 to encourage the Church to move forward and not focus on the past. This is easier said than done, but it is possible.  Paul persecuted the Christians until he had an encounter with The Lord on the road to Damascus.  He made the transition from ... Continue

Aug
3

Silence Is Not An Option!

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  Church is a place where people should be free to praise God without any obstacles.  This is true until the person making all the noise is sitting right behind you. We don't know what that person is going through or what they have been through.  In Mark 10:46-52 we read ... Continue

Jul
27

See the Opportunity!

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How often are people faced with an obstacle and still search for the opportunity to go forward?  What some people tend to do when confronted with an obstacle is turn around and go back.  In Mark 2:1-12 we read about four men who brought their paralyzed friend to Jesus to ... Continue

Jul
13

Tear It Down!

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In Proverbs 3:5, we are told to “trust in the Lord with all our heart and do not rely on your own insight”. Why is it hard for people to trust God, when they say He is the head of their lives? The reality is some people have put all ... Continue