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September 21, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

If you remember during last Wednesday night’s Bible study, I asked the group if they were glass half-full people or glass half-empty people. Basically, it was a question of whether a person is optimistic or pessimistic. (Sometimes you come across people who are just glad to have something in the glass.) I think you can […]

September 14, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

I had a good conversation with a person who was at the worship service Sunday. They were a little concerned about the message. Well, more about the text. If you remember, I preached from Matthew 8:23-27. A storm came when the disciples were in the boat with Jesus and He was sleeping during the storm. […]

August 31, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

In 2005 or 2006, I remember meeting at the lake for a church cook out. Hot dogs, hamburgers and all the fixings. It was a great day. We pitched horseshoes, played volleyball and, of course, swam in the lake. I will never forget swimming in the lake on that day. I will never forget because […]

August 24, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

This is a busy time of year in the life of the church. This is the time when committees start with a fresh slate for 2021-2022. The nominating committee has worked at filling positions in the church and we look at new beginnings. Such is the case with the diaconate of Crabtree Valley Baptist Church. […]

August 17, 2021

Rewards. Points. Bonuses. If you have a smart phone, or iPhone, you have probably seen the apps that offer rewards for eating at their restaurants. McDonalds has an app. Quiznos has an app. I believe every eating establishment has an app to reward customers who eat with them and use the app. We like rewards […]

August 10, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

When I was in high school and college, I worked in a hardware store that sold seed. We sold all types of seed, even mustard seed. Boy, was that seed small. It takes a lot of mustard seeds to make an ounce. However, an ounce of mustard seed makes a lot of mustard greens. Though […]

August 3, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

Being the mother of Jesus must have been quite an experience. I am sure it was interesting to have a son who was perfect, never getting into trouble. While Jesus was perfect, there was a time when He probably caused his mother to get some gray hairs. Every year Jesus’ parents would go to Jerusalem […]

July 27, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

If you were at the memorial service for Eddie Sinnema this past Saturday, you heard a song we have sung many times in church. The song was Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.  As I heard the song, I was reminded of a story in the Bible. The story is in the book of Matthew, the […]

July 20, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

Do you know what your role is in the family of God? Do you know what your role is on Sunday morning? Whether you recognize it or not, we all have a reason to be here. I came across this cute story and wanted to share it with you. Six-year-old Angie and her four-year-old brother […]

July 13, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart …

From the Pastor's Heart ...

“And other seeds fell into good soil and produced grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.” And he said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”  (Mark 4:8-9) I mentioned to you one Sunday how I love a good story. Jesus was the master storyteller. He told […]

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