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From Pastor’s Thoughts: The Jewish Feasts in the Lives of Believers

  The Jewish Feasts in the Lives of Believers Date: November 7th, 2018 Read: Romans 5:6-11 The Jewish holy calendar contains a total of seven feasts within three major multi-day feasts/holidays; a foreshadowing of the redemptive work of Jesus. Over the next few devotions we’ll look at these three major feasts. Within the Feast of the Passover were…

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From Pastor’s Thoughts: Call On The Lord

Call On The Lord Date: October 31st, 2018 Read: Jeremiah 33:1-3 The Creator of the universe invites us to call on Him and He will answer us. When God spoke these words to Jeremiah he was accused of treason and placed in prison (Jer. 32). Jeremiah had been praying and yet God came to him and said: “Call…

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I Love My Church Series: Part 3 – Hope of the World

You can listen to the audio from this message here I Love My Church Series – Part 3 “Hope of the World” Read Matthew 21:8-11 Jesus entered Jerusalem to celebration and excitement. The people were putting their hope in Him as the one to set them free from their oppression under the Roman Empire. But Jesus didn’t…

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I Love My Church Series: Part 2 – Make A Difference

You can listen to the audio from this message here I Love My Church Series – Part 2 “Make A Difference”   Read Ephesians 4:16 When the church is working right, there’s nothing like it. The church is a place to make a difference. We were created to serve and make a difference. Forbes Magazine had an…

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A Vision for the Church

Over the years, as I read and studied the Bible certain verses of Scriptures have had a great impact on my life: “Enoch walked with God.” (Genesis 5:24) This verse put a great desire in my heart to want to please God in all my ways.   “Wealth and honor come from you; you are…

The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter…

The Authority of the Word of God

2 Timothy 3:16 Of all the millions of books that have been written, none is as prominent and powerful as the Bible. Is spite of the fantastic increase in knowledge and technology, no one has written a book that can compare to God’s Word. Damon E. Wyatt said, “The Bible is the astonishment of the…

Deciding What’s Important

“Stop going along with the mindless crowd… that’s no life for you… get rid of it! then take an entirely new way of life – a God – fashioned life, renewed from the inside and working out into your conduct, as God reproduces his character in you.” (Ephesians 4:17-24) When building a house, once you…

Mary: His Mother, Our Model

So much has been said and is said about Mary the mother of Jesus! Reactions to Mary range from worshipping her on the one hand to ignoring her on the other hand. It is easy to see why the medieval church would feel very close to Mary. For God the Father was so very far…

The Purpose of the Church

What is the purpose of the Church? Let me ask the same question another way: ‘What is God’s purpose for those He saved and left in the world?’ Titus 2:14 gives us the answer. “Jesus Christ…gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special…