Pastor’s Blog

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

Sep
28

Armor Up!

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armor up! For our struggle is not against flesh and blood…    Ephesians 6:12  Read that verse again… go ahead, I can wait… For our struggle is not against flesh and blood… so often it feels like it is and so often we take swings in vain at trying to overcome a bad ... Continue

Aug
27

We the People of God!

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Walking the grounds of Lutherhaven last week I was surrounded by beautiful ponderosa and larch. As I considered all the pine needles blanketing the forest floor, I sensed God say, “One needle is not a pine tree… in fact hundreds of needles are not a pine tree unless they are ... Continue

Jul
30

Selah

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God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; Though its waters roar and foam, Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah. Psalm 46:1-3 Psalm 46 is such a ... Continue

Jun
26

Therefore…

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Therefore there is now… Romans 8 is one of the most powerful descriptions of the benefits of a life in Christ Jesus. Such a life is one that has by grace through faith been joined to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Four key elements of such life: no condemnation We are ... Continue

Jun
1

Welcome Holy Spirit!

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You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you Acts 1:8a The promise of the Holy Spirit has been fulfilled. On the day of Pentecost, the Christian Church was born - filled from on high so that we would be empowered to fully share the good news of ... Continue

Apr
29

but God…

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There may be no two words that reveal the good news of Jesus more than: “But God”.  It is the great turn around. It is the mighty reversal, the upending of the downtrodden. It is Jesus raised from the dead, overturning the verdict of sin, death and the devil. My flesh and ... Continue