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VICTORY OVER TEMPTATION

Dear Friends, This past weekend we held our annual Marriage Retreat in Nashville, Indiana.   Dr. Matt VanderWiele (my son-in-law and our associate pastor) led the retreat with exceptional teaching on the Song of Solomon.  I would encourage you to listen to his...

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RESOLVING MARITAL CONFLICT

Dear Friends, This weekend my son-in-law and our associate pastor, Dr. Matt VanderWiele, is leading our annual Marriage Retreat in Nashville, Indiana.  This is a highlight every year and Matt’s teaching is exceptional.  Not only has he dug deeply into God’s word on...

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CREATION, EVOLUTION OR WORLDVIEW?

Dear Friends, This week one of the great giants of our faith went to be with the Lord: Dr. John Whitcomb.  I had the great privilege of meeting and spending time with Dr. Whitcomb when he taught at a training for pastors that our church sponsored a few years ago. What...

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PROFESSING WISDOM AND BECOMING FOOLS

Dear friends, I hope you will take a moment and read this Scripture before you read my story that follows. Romans 1:18-23 (NLT) But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness. They know the truth about...

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FACING DEATH IN VICTORY

Dear Friends, I know this isn’t the most enjoyable subject, but I’m not into watered-down, syrupy-sweet Christianity.  If the thought of dying is too depressing to you, then I want you to know my Lord more intimately.  Allow me to address this subject in an...

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HOW TO LOVE THE LORD

Dear Friends, Recently I was listening to some worship music.  I was overwhelmed with the presence of the Lord and my heart was overflowing with feelings of love toward Him. Have you ever experienced this in your spiritual walk? As I thought about how much love I was...

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WHY YOU SHOULD TOUR ISRAEL WITH US IN 2021

Dear Friends, As part of our congregation’s mission we lead tours to Israel often.  Our next tour is just a little over a year away… FEBRUARY 23 to MARCH 6, 2021 There are many tours that are tourist-type tours.  They are designed to show you the places but lack the...

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END TIMES: WHY IT MATTERS

Dear Friends, This week at Conner Prairie we begin an 8-week message series entitled END OF DAYS:  THE “SO WHAT?” OF THE RAPTURE, TRIBULATION, AND MILLENNIUM.  I hope you will join us for this journey.  I will be providing extensive notes and outlines of the relevant...

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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS – 31 DAYS OF DEVOTIONAL

Dear Friends, Jesus walked on the dusty roads of Israel up the hills and down in the valleys requiring three days to travel from Galilee to Jerusalem. As they traveled, He walked with His disciples and slept under the stars many nights. Through the witness of the...

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10 PROPHECIES ABOUT OUR SAVIOR

Dear Friends, I am currently enrolled in a master’s program in Messianic Jewish Studies and have been reading textbooks and other resources that are required for my studies.  I am reminded again that there are many critics of Biblical Christianity who all try to offer...

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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS

We just returned from our 2019 Onward to Jerusalem Bible Study Tour of Israel. This is a quick look at some of the sites in Israel that have been connected with the life and ministry of Jesus. My hope is that these images connected with the applicable Bible passages...

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HOW TO FORGIVE IN 3 STEPS

HOW TO FORGIVE IN 3 STEPS Dear Friends, Although I have written on this subject in the past, I felt it important to write again today on the subject of FORGIVENESS.  Of course, we receive God’s forgiveness when we by faith, trust in the shed blood of His Son, Jesus...

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