From Pastor Bill

SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE

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According to a new report released by the Barna Group, 9 out of 10 Christian pastors felt that “helping Christians have biblical beliefs about specific issues is a major part of their role as clergy.”  That’s not surprising, is it?  And yet they won’t! ...

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF EASTER

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The resurrection of Jesus Christ is an event that occurred more than 2000 years ago that we still celebrate to this day because of the great significance it holds for our lives and for our eternities. When the followers of Jesus came to the tomb on the first day of the week (Sunday) after His...

NEITHER CHILDREN NOR ADULTS

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Are you familiar with the phrases “Helicopter Parent” and “Snowplow Parent”?  Helicopter parenting refers to parents who hover over their children in a protective stance, overseeing any and all of their activities.  Snowplow parenting refers to parents who clear...

I CAN’T DO IT ALL, BUT…

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Ken Lundberg told of walking to his office on the university campus, having to cross a stretch of lawn between the tennis courts and the soccer fields.  The lawn was constantly covered with tennis balls, containers, worn-out sweat socks, candy bar wrappers, beer bottles, cellophane, and...

CHARACTER OVER TALENT

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In our church, will we value character over talent?  Answer: We must!  I know it is a great temptation—particularly in the area of music—for physical appearance and talent to blind us, but we must keep our eyes wide open spiritually, and here’s why:  The Holy...

PRAYER IS A MYSTERY TO ME

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Sometimes I find myself a little bothered by how flippantly people throw around the word “prayer.” If the truth were known, I think that people often say “I am praying for you” because they don’t know what else to say or, perhaps, they are getting ready to say...

HOLY MATRIMONY

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The New York Times recently (November 13, 2018) reported that it’s a new day for weddings in our country as more and more people choose to move from sacred settings to secular locations for the actual ceremony.  As marriage is becoming more and more what people define for...

WICCA

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Do you know much about Wicca?  Why don’t you do a little research about it online?  It is an occult religion akin to pagan witchcraft. And according to a recent article in The Christian Post[October 10, 2018], there are more Americans who identify as practicing witches in...

OUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

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It’s that time of year again, isn’t it?  We’re going to lose weight, exercise more, get out of debt, stick to a budget, stop smoking, save for the future, and spend more time with family.  We make these resolutions because we want to bring change to bear upon our...

A REMARKABLE MOMENT

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The moment when the virgin Mary conceived, He who was larger than the universe became an embryo inside a human womb.  The omnipotent, in one instant, made Himself breakable.  He who sustained the world with a word chose to become dependent upon the nourishment of a young woman. ...