Pastor’s Blog

America is in Crisis of Civility

     This blog comes a few days past due. Frankly, I’ve been at a loss for words. The events of this past week have left me speechless, not to mention heartbroken.

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I Love the Church!

     I love the church. I have fond memories of running through the hallways (and being told by my mother to slow down). I recall lighting the candles as an acolyte and spending the night in the fellowship hall for a youth lock-in.

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Already Seen

     When reading the Old Testament, I often feel like a goldfish in a bowl swimming in a circle. It seems as if I am drifting past the same scenery repeatedly. It’s déjà vu all over, again.

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A Defining Moment

     As we study the book of Acts in our Disciple Bible Study Fast Track, we learn that the book focuses on four important people: Peter, Stephen, Phillip and Paul. Each person is important in fulfilling the promise of Jesus in Acts 1:8 “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.”

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Whom Will You Trust?

     Many stories are told in the Old Testament that lead readers to scratch their heads. One of these confounding tales is recorded in First Chronicles, chapter twenty-one. King David commanded Joab to take a census of Israel. The act was viewed by God as an affront. Ultimately, 70,000 Israelite’s lost their lives because of David’s sin.

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EXTRA-ordinary Folks

     Both of my grandfathers were railroad workers. Each man lived in cities where steel was king. Clarence and Roy were markedly different from one another yet had one thing in common. They were ordinary laborers.

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