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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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HE IS STILL RISEN: WHY IT MATTERS

Dear Friends, Last Sunday we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Doesn't it bring you joy to know that this Sunday He is still risen? Our faith is founded on the firm evidence of the historical and literal resurrection of Jesus.  In 1 Corinthians 15, the...

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THE POWER OF PALM SUNDAY

Dear Friends, Today we celebrate Palm Sunday.  This is the day that Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey exactly as Zechariah had predicted more than 500 years previously.  Jesus was affirmed as the coming King, the Messiah, the Son of David. On Tuesday of that week...

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IS YOUR LIFE PRODUCING ETERNAL FRUIT?

Dear Friends, Are you making the impact in your life that you had hoped?    (NOTE:  I hope you will join us for worship this morning at 10:30am as I offer encouragement as to how we can produce more impact for the Lord.) I sometimes wonder if I have traded impact for...

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COMBATING HYPOCRISY

Dear Friends, Don't we all hate hypocrisy?  We are always so disappointed when we find out someone isn't what they have presented themselves to be. Hypocrisy can be defined as the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does...

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WHAT IS YOUR JERICHO?

Dear Friends, Jericho was the first city in the Promised Land that had to be conquered by the Israelites when Joshua led them into the Land in 1406 BC.  You know the story of the walls falling down providing access for the Israelites' victory.  Once Jericho was...

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ARE YOU LIVING INWARD OR OUTWARD FOCUSED?

Dear Friends, It has been big news this week as the scandal broke about some Hollywood insiders and other wealthy parents paying (bribing?) to get their children into universities using deception.  More than 50 people have been charged by federal prosecutors in this...

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WALKING THROUGH TRIALS

Dear Friends, This week someone asked me what I initially felt when I realized my wife, Donna, had been killed in the car crash caused by a drunk driver.  This might be helpful to anyone going through a tragedy. Here are my reflections on my experience: Trapped—my...

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