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PROOFS OF OUR FAITH

Dear Friends, Recently my son, Thomas, was talking to one of his friends about how a right relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ can bring reconciliation to God and power for successful living.  Thomas said that it was as if his friend could not...

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HOW TO EXPERIENCE JOY

Dear Friends, My Aunt Rosie is 98 years old and counting!  For many years I have said that if you look up the word "joy" in the dictionary you will find a picture of my Aunt Rosie. She exudes joy.  She delights in her family.  She loves to party (which means being...

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WHY CHRISTIANS SHOULD CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Dear Friends, This past Thursday our nation celebrated 4th of July as all patriots say "Happy Birthday, America!"  But what do we actually celebrate on July 4th?  Below are some interesting facts and myths about July 4th… The Declaration of Independence was signed on...

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WHY ISRAEL MATTERS TO ME

Dear Friends, Today we have the great joy of welcoming our good friends, Moshe and Batel from Israel.  This morning at 10:30am at Conner Prairie, Moshe will be sharing a message "What Is God Doing in Israel?" Since our inception as a church in November of 2011 we have...

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HOW TO EXPERIENCE REAL FREEDOM

Dear Friends, What is holding you in bondage?  Are you truly free or are you held in bondage to Fear, Pride, Self-image, Worry, Relationships, Money, Sex, Drugs or Alcohol, Lying, Unforgiveness, Bitterness, Anger, Jealousy, or Envy? Being a Christian is not enough! ...

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HOW TO BE A DAD

Dear Dads & Friends, HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!  As a father of five (plus two other sons and two other daughters who married my kids) and grandfather of eighteen this is a special day for me.  It reminds me of what a special joy and privilege it is to be a Dad. But...

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HOW TO STAND FOR THE TRUTH

Dear Friends, What is happening to truth in our modern world? Every year, the Oxford Dictionaries team reviews candidates for word of the year and then debates their merits, choosing one that captures the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of that particular year.  The...

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HOW DOES “SAVED” FEEL?

Dear Friends, This past week Graham, Randi and family were with us from New York for Haley's graduation.  I was talking with Wyatt, (Graham and Randi's oldest) and asking him a question I often ask my grandkids, "What one word would you choose to describe how knowing...

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CRITICAL ADVICE FOR GRADUATES

Dear Friends, Congratulations to all our graduates!  There are certain special milestones in a person's life and graduating from high school or college is one of the most noteworthy.  This graduation season is particularly significant to us as our oldest grandchild,...

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WHO DO YOU NEED TO FORGIVE?

Dear Friends, Forgiveness is a subject that is a special challenge for Christians.  To be honest we want grace for ourselves, and justice for those who have hurt us. But Jesus had much to say about forgiveness.  When Peter asked Jesus, “Lord, how often should I...

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HOW TO BE A PROVERBS 31 WOMAN

Dear Moms & Friends, Happy Mother's Day!  What a joy it is to celebrate our moms!  My Mom has been with the Lord these past 15 years, but her godly influence on me is felt every day. As an encouragement for Mother's Day, let's look at Proverbs 31:10-31 for a...

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A THEOLOGY OF SUFFERING

Dear Friends, This week some close friends had a loved one who faced a diagnosis of terminal cancer only to find out two days later that the doctors had made a misdiagnosis and the cancer was indeed treatable!  Wow, what a roller coaster of emotions! This experience...

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