Pastor’s Blog

Jul
28

Once Upon a Time…

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Once upon a time… In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.   Genesis 1:1 Every good story starts this way, once upon a time. Typically before the place or the characters are invited into the telling, the time is set. The story God is telling is no different. Prior to ... Continue

Jul
1

Day by Day

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Starting my third year with this precious congregation, I am struck by the words from Acts 2:47: And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved. In a culture where so much is measured by what a person can accomplish, or what an organization can offer… ... Continue

May
27

The Heart of Jesus

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See. Love. Go. “Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd.”     Matthew 9:36 Jesus being the great shepherd of the sheep notices the situation before Him: a flock of distressed and dispirited people. Without a moment’s hesitation He reveals His heart ... Continue

Apr
27

A Season of Parables

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re the kingdom of God To these He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God.  Acts 1:3 Do you ever wonder what convincing proofs were necessary for the apostles ... Continue

Mar
30

It’s Who We Are

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Now on the first day of the week…John 20:1 As you enter, the sound of music greets you, as does the joyful faces and voices of those who love you and whom you love. You are welcomed to join your voice in the singing and celebration as the name above all names ... Continue

Feb
26

love looks like this

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…having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.  John 13:1b Jesus finishes strong. Jesus’ love for His friends is the epitome of God’s love for the world, proving His love for us while we were still sinners (John 3:16, Romans 5:8). During this Lenten season ... Continue

Jan
28

Alpha!

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is there more to life than this? who is Jesus? why did Jesus die? how can we have faith? why and how do i pray? why and how should i read the Bible? how does God guide us? who is the Holy Spirit? how can i resist evil? why and how should i tell others? does God heal today? what about ... Continue

Dec
23

Good News of Great Joy!

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good news of great joy Luke 2:10 Joy is the heart-beat of our lives. We are joy-driven creatures - created by the One who is full of joy. “In Your presence is fullness of joy;” Psalm 16:11a God sends us His Son - the Word in flesh, Immanuel - God with us - so ... Continue

Dec
4

Pray Like This…

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Pray like this… “…you can pray very simply. Like this: Our Father in heaven…”   Matthew 6:9, The Message And so begins the most powerful and no doubt most prayed words: “Pray like this, ‘Our Father in heaven…”  With these few words, Jesus reveals at least three profound things about prayer: How to pray, ... Continue

Oct
29

Be on the Alert!

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With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints…    Ephesians 6:18 Alert, with all perseverance and petition… does this describe your posture when it comes to prayer? Being alert - ... Continue