From Pastor Bill

MIGRATING GEESE

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Have you ever been amazed at the intricacies of nature that were established by our Creator?  Time and time again, I have been, and many of these intricacies even draw very close parallels to the inter-actions among healthy Christians within the Body of Christ, the Church!  Let me give...

CHILDREN

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Do you remember the story when some parents brought their children to Jesus so that he could hold and bless them, but the disciples scolded the parents for bothering Jesus?  Please take the time to read four verses in Mark 10:13-16 that recount Jesus’ reaction to this setting. What...

PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR PRAYER LIFE

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Would you like some practical suggestions for your prayer life?[1]  If so, please read on.  After a time of confession and praise, tell God all that is on your mind and in your heart, much like you would talk to a trustworthy, dependable friend. Tell Him your: Troubles, that He may...

OUR PRAYER FOR THE NEW YEAR

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As we begin the year 2018 together, my prayer is that we will all be challenged in the faith demonstrated by some of our great biblical heroes from the past.  May many of their noble characteristics reveal to each of us a worthy challenge in the coming new year.  As they before us, let...

GIFT  IDEAS  FOR  CHRISTMAS

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The entire world is gearing up to celebrate Christmas!  But isn’t it amazing and incredible that many people who take time off to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ neither follow after nor believe in Him?  There are many people who are going to celebrate Christmas and talk...

OUR CREATOR CAN ALSO BE KNOWN PERSONALLY

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This universe is so vast that it staggers our feeble intellects when we begin to think about it.  For example, our universe stretches so far that it takes light, traveling at 186,282 miles per second, 10-13 billion years to make the journey from one end of the known universe to the...

THE  JOY  OF  PUBLIC  WORSHIP

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When I have an opportunity to visit some of our senior adults in their homes, a hospital, a retirement center, or a nursing home, I am struck when they talk longingly about the privilege to participate in a public worship service.  With this in mind, I’d like to modify slightly a...

REMEMBER  THE  TRUTH  ABOUT THANKSGIVING

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November is when Americans traditionally celebrate the Thanksgiving season.  It originated from the practices of our Pilgrim forefathers, who gave thanks to God for (1) a land where they could worship freely according to the dictates of the Scriptures and of conscience, and for (2) His...