From Pastor Bill

HOW DO SPEAKERS GET YOUR ATTENTION?

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Do you ever want to quit listening to people talk or push their agenda on television, social media, or even in person?  But then, when a public speaker finally does have your undivided attention, how did he/she get it?  Is it because they are charming, intelligent, good looking, rich...

ULTIMATE ASSURANCES WE CAN COUNT ON!

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  I cannot remember a time when the problems of our world—all over the world—have caused people to be more unsettled than right now.  In fact, we seem to be so overloaded with such a barrage of problems that we almost don’t know how to process or think through fully...

MANY BRANCHES REQUIRE SUPPORT

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You may be aware of the analogy that Jesus used in John 15 when He compared Himself to the vine, while we are like the branches.  Jesus said (Vv. 4-5): I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do...

IMPORTANT GODLY  TRAITS

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Would you please stop what you are doing for just a few moments at some point during this day and read the first 3 verses in Psalm 1?  It is here that God talks specifically  about the traits of a godly person, and the first thing God says is that a godly person is separated from the...

 THE SIGNIFICANCE OF AN UNREACHED GOAL

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We are well into our fourth month of a horrible pandemic.  None of us has ever experienced anything like this, and even the experts are unable to reach a consensus on several of the variables involved.  In such a climate, one of the last things on your mind might be trying to set and...

OUR NATIONAL MOTTO

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In our increasingly secularized world, as you know, we are now living in a post-Christian culture.  In terms of a biblical worldview, all of our institutions have been lost.  But at this time of the year when we celebrate our national independence, may I remind you that it has not...

AUTHENTIC OUTRAGE

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Any time someone is mistreated or killed, especially when he/she is not guilty nor resisting arrest, we should all be outraged.  And I do not know of anyone who disagrees with the outrage that has resulted from the recent murder of George Floyd, and others before him.  And I support...

TARGET DATE TO RE-OPEN

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We hope and pray that our Governor will allow our “state of health emergency” to expire on Friday, June 12th.  If so, we plan to re-open for corporate worship at 10:30 a.m. on campus on Sunday morning, June 14th, with a modified format (no small group activities, no Sunday...

Our Church Family at Northway

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Although our governor’s “shelter-in-place” order expired on  Thursday, April 30th, the “state of emergency” was not set to expire until May 13th, but the latter has now just recently been extended to June 12th.  Therefore, we are unable to know at this...

CORPORATE WORSHIP RESUMES AT NORTHWAY

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Celebrating Mother’s Day on May 10th will be extra special this year, because it will be our first corporate worship service on campus in nine weeks, but even then it will be a scaled back morning together.  For instance, we will not be having our small group Bible studies during the...