Crossing Over From Death To Life

John 5:24 got me today: I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.We usually feel like we have to wait for the other side of the grave to "cross over from...

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Getting Better Any Of The Time?

The Beatles used to sing about Getting Better All The Time. Which is a daunting task when you think about it. But how do you know if you're getting better any of the time? This came home to me when, over the last several weeks, a young man has begun attending church...

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PRE-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Memories

So here are some things I remember from Thanksgivings growing up and Thanksgivings grown up . . . My mom making pumpkin pie. (By the way, my mother turned 104 and if that’s not something to be thankful for, nothing is.)Eating cold pumpkin pie with whipped cream on top...

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“The Trust Factor,” Week 4 — “Double By-Pass”

We have been examining the diamond-like beauty of Proverbs 3:5-6 for three weeks now: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Acknowledge him in all your ways, and he will make your paths straight. This Sunday, the series wraps up...

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If These Walls Could Talk

I continue to be amazed at the level at which people share with me in counseling. It is a high privilege that people trust me and the other pastors on our staff with so much. It is also a deep responsibility. What does that combination of high privilege and deep...

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