Can You Trust The Bible?
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Can You Trust The Bible?

Ever had a conversation with someone who was struggling to believe that the Bible was true?  Why is it any different from any other book?  What makes it so special that we should believe what it says about Jesus?  Somethings in the Bible are really hard to swallow, so how do we know they really...

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Spiritual Gymnasium

I know, it has been a while since I have posted a blog, and I probably should do a better job at it. For now, I simply will ask for your forgiveness, and will share with you some things that I hope will be helpful to you. By now I hope that you are aware...

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Politics & Prayer

If you’re like me, you’ve struggled with keeping a Christ-honoring perspective during the current election cycle.  I’ve struggled in my attempts to pray for our nation, our current and future leaders,and for voters.  Just yesterday, one of our church family members, Virginia Carrothers, posted something to Facebook that really got my attention!  It was scripture...

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A Pretty Cool Tool to Help Protect Your Family

Hollywood movies and TV shows continue to assault the moral sensibilities of Americans by knocking down the boundaries that once existed regarding the sexual content, profanity, blasphemy, violence and gore they include.  This has always been a concern of Christian parents who don’t want the minds of their children poisoned by these kinds of things,...

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America, Not So Beautiful

Sadly, the United States went through a lot during a week in which a day has been set aside to celebrate our country. As I watched the news surrounding the different events that took place, all the feelings of joy and pride I had on Monday, quickly became feelings of deep sorrow for our country, followed by feelings of...

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Broken By Pride

Pride is a very common cause of brokenness in all of our lives. Someone has said that “when it comes to pride, it is not a matter of do I have any pride, but rather where do I have it and how much of it do I have.” To some degree or another, all of...

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When the Holy Spirit Piles On

Ever have the feeling that God is sending you a message? “Things” converge in your life in such a way that it’s hard to miss. Sometimes, He just piles it on! God does this from time to time in the lives of His children, and I love it when it happens. And right now, I...

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You are not home yet

In our latest sermon series, #struggles, I spoke on the topic of depression, which has been described as the “common cold” of the human experience — almost everyone will experience it! Please note that I am not talking about depression that is caused by physical diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or cancer. I am also...

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Forgiveness Warriors

For a while, my kids were into watching American Ninja Warriors, and from time to time I would sit down and watch some of the competitors. I could only stand watching it for a short period of time before feelings of inadequacy would sweep into my life, watching feats of strength and agility that I...

Biblical Church Discipline
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Biblical Church Discipline

On Sunday night, January 10, 2016, I spoke about the difficult topic of Church Discipline. I want to follow up here with some written notes and Scripture passages for those who weren’t able to attend that service, as well as for future reference. Of course you can always watch or listen to the entire talk,...