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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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HOW TO GET THE ONE THING YOU NEED THE MOST

Dear Friends, In our current message series entitled "The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah" we have been looking at some snapshots of Jesus' life and ministry and how He used those interactions to meet the deepest needs in the human heart.  Join us for worship at...

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7 STEPS TO BECOME AN OVERCOMER

Dear Friends, I am learning a lot about overcoming lately.  In fact, I have found that the Lord is giving me what I need to overcome a season of discouragement and sorrow. What do you wish you could overcome?  Maybe it's harmful patterns of thinking…Maybe it's a...

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CLIMBING OUT OF DISCOURAGEMENT

Dear Friends, I have no desire to be a downer today, but in the past few weeks I have struggled with discouragement.  My very close friend, Dave Richards, passed away; I had hip replacement surgery and wound up with some nerve damage that is making my recovery...

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6 STEPS TO EMOTIONAL HEALTH

Dear Friends, This week past week Kathy and I saw the movie Least of These: The Graham Staines Story.   It is the true story of missionary Graham Staines who ministered to the lepers in India in the 1990s.  This terrible disease wrecked havoc on the lives of many....

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