2017

The Protestant Reformation: One Of Our Church’s Vital Roots

One of the worst things a living plant could ever do is sever itself from its roots.  The root system carries the very “lifeblood” of that plant, and to sever those roots, is to kill that plant.  We know that a plant cannot (on its own) do such a self-destructive thing, but the fact is,…

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Unquestioning Obedience

As I’m writing this little blog, we have just come through the celebrations of The Passion Week of our Lord. Palm Sunday, Good Friday, & Easter Sunday are now behind us for another year. However, I trust and pray that our celebrations of Jesus’ Resurrection are not behind us. Hopefully, they will always be fresh,…

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Our Greatest Investments

President Franklin D. Roosevelt is credited with making the following statement, “We cannot always build the future for our Youth, but we can always build our Youth for the future!”   There is SO much truth in that statement and it corresponds with thoughts that have been on my mind a lot, of late.  As…

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Kindness, Always…

“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God, for Christ’s sake, has forgiven you.”    (Eph. 4:32) A former adult Sunday School teacher in the church I was pastoring years ago used to stop at the door on his way out of church, and hand/tell me a little saying or story pertinent to…

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“The Bible, God’s Word”

My eyebrows shot skyward the moment I saw the headline in my evening newspaper: “Looking For Proof of the Bible in Stones.” As I read the article about various mideastern archaeological diggings, from time to time certain statements caused my eyebrow level to heighten even more: “A.B.T. is an archaeologist who doubts anything he can’t…

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