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HOW TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION

Dear Friends, Recently I was with a person who knew exactly what he should do.  He understood God’s will very clearly and then decided that he would not obey the Lord.  When he intentionally, with premeditation, determined to defy God’s instruction it actually caused...

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HOW TO WIN WHEN THE ENEMY ATTACKS

HOW TO WIN WHEN THE ENEMY ATTACKS Dear Friends, On Monday morning of this week I began a new and very exciting journey (for me) pursuing a Master of Theology in Messianic Jewish Studies.  I’ve been looking forward to this course of study for some time and finally on...

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YOUR FIRST 3 DECISIONS WHEN FACING A TRIAL

Dear Friends, This Sunday I begin a new series verse-by-verse through the book of James.  Come join us at 10:30am at Conner Prairie.  This incredible Bible book begins with this command… James 1:2–4 (NLT)  Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your...

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HOW TO FIND DELIGHT IN YOUR MARRIAGE

Dear Friends, I’ve spent 30 years with this incredible woman of God!  August 5th Kathy and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary in Laguna Beach, California with some dear friends.  Kathy delights me in every way.  I am in awe that the Lord, in His great kindness,...

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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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