From Pastor Bill

OUR CHANGING CULTURE

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The radical moral and spiritual shifts that are taking place in our country and throughout the western world today are dramatic, and they are not yet over. In fact, if they were still living, our entire cultural landscape would be largely unrecognizable to most of our parents and grandparents...

How to Keep a New Years Resolution

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Late one December, an elementary school principal said to his teachers:  “Let’s all write our New Year’s Resolutions about how we can  be better teachers, and I’ll put them on the staff bulletin board.  In that way, we can be mutually supportive in...

Jesus and The Scriptures

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When we begin to understand who Jesus is, what He did, and what He said, it will help us understand the importance Jesus placed upon the Scriptures. If the Scriptures were: Simply man’s words, He would have rejected them Lies, He would have refuted them Merely opinions, He would have...

Reformation Sunday

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The close of this month marks a significant anniversary in the life of our religious heritage: Reformation Sunday!  It was on October 31, 1517, that a German, Augustinian monk from peasant descent nailed 95 theses for debate and discussion on the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church...

Funny

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An observer from the last century would be awe-struck by the improvement in our standard of living, and by the amount of leisure time our technology and electronic devices have provided. Few Americans work consistently more than a 50-hour work week, and most work 44 hours or less. Furthermore...

Words

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There are approximately 600,000 words in the English language. The average American has a “use” vocabulary of about 10,000 words, and a “recognition” vocabulary of some 35,000 words. When a youngster enters the first grade, he/she might have a personal vocabulary of...

Important Dates

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Many important events are getting ready to take place in the life of our church family over the course of the next several weeks, so please be sure to make them a priority on your personal calendars: Three church-wide Sunday luncheons and a yard sale (fundraisers for our June mission trip to...

Good News from the Cemetary

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If you go to any cemetery today, across the grave marker you will always find something like the following words, “Here lies _____ _____.” This is true of all of the great philosophers and intellects of the past, and it is even true of every person who has founded one of the great...