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Live As A Disciple

Sunday, August 11, 2019 So you’ve accepted Christ as your Savior, now what? In Matthew 11:29, Jesus said that you are to "Take" His "yoke upon you and learn from" Him. The word learn is another way of saying, be a disciple. A disciple is someone who has made a...

Drive -Thru Worship

May I take your order, please? Yeah, I’ll have three hymns and two choruses sung with meaning, one prayer, and three points in a 20-minute sermon. Hold the pastoral ramblings, please.” All right, thank you. Drive up to the next window to deposit your tithe.” Do you...

Dangers Of Wealth

Wealth can tempt us to deny our dependence on God. Jesus told the rich ruler in Matthew 19:21-22, "if you want to be perfect, go and sell all you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." But when the young man...

God’s Choice and Our Will

There’s much confusion about “predestination” - the biblical term meaning “to determine before, to foreknow, to elect.” Let me try and explain this very difficult concept. From time to time, we all get calls from people trying to sell us something over the phone. The...

Suffering in Silence

In Mark 9:42, Jesus said, “If you give one of these simple, childlike believers a hard time, bullying or taking advantage of their simple trust, you’ll soon wish you hadn’t. You’d be better off dropped in the middle of the lake with a millstone around your neck.”...

Can You Pass the Test

The civic group, Rotary International has what’s called, “The 4-Way Test” of the things we think, say or do. Before a member thinks, says or does something that may affect another, we must ask ourselves: Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build...

No Yeast Allowed

God said in Leviticus 2:11, “Every grain offering you bring to the Lord must be made without yeast, for you are not to burn any yeast or honey in an offering made to the Lord by fire.” Why was no yeast allowed in the grain offerings? Yeast is a bacterial fungus or...

God Is Looking for Intercessors

In Ezekiel 22:30, God says, “I searched for a man among them who would repair the wall and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land so that I might not destroy it, but I found no one.” God looks for those whose hearts are prepared to be intercessors before...

Alone With the Father

A small boy who was very fond of his father loved to join him wherever he went. One day while his dad was engaged in intensive study, the youngster tapped at this office door. "Well, my little man, what do you want now?" Receiving permission to come in the boy made...

Are Your Prepared?

The word “prepare” means: “To make ready beforehand for a specific purpose, as for an event or occasion.” We go through various routines to prepare for work, school, meetings, church, a party and of course, a wedding. There’s another event we need to prepare for and...