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December 21, 2015

At Christmas time we think about gifts and  helping those in need and that is a good thing.  But the needs and the commitment that goes with them are not seasonal. The 4th Chapter of the Book of Acts describes the vow and commitment of the early church to meet the needs around them. Church members sold their possessions and brought […]

December 15, 2015

The Joy of Giving

With all the bad publicity of violent encounters between the police and the public these days, Steve Hartman of CBS News recently told the story of a different kind of encounter between the law and the community. It all took place in Kansas City Missouri. The Sheriff’s Department went on the road in search of subjects and when they found them they […]

December 8, 2015

The Greatest Gift

Christmas is associated with gifts. Gifts come in all sizes and shapes and range from inexpensive to very expensive. The giving of gifts can emotionally involve everything from a “spur of the moment, just buy anything” attitude to a carefully thought out expensive and expressive gift of love.  Gifts can be wrapped, placed in beautiful bags with fancy wrapping paper, a decorative box […]

December 1, 2015

“For where your treasure is there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21)

In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus said, “For where your treasure is there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21) The context in which Jesus spoke is his admonition for believers to “store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal. There is sufficient evidence in the […]

November 24, 2015

Thought of the Week for: November 24

As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, let us not forget that it took a national tragedy for Americans to pause and give thanks. We were in the midst of a civil war. The North was pitted against the South and some families were pitted against each other in the terrible conflict. In may have been a revelation from God […]

November 17, 2015

Thought of the Week for: November 17

Some fishing stories are hard to believe but there are pictures to prove this one. What I am about to share may just be a “once in the history of mankind” kind of story. You have no doubt heard stories of fish jumping into boats but you have probably never heard a story like this one. Tom Satre not […]

November 10, 2015

Sticks and Stones

We have all heard the saying, “Sticks and stones  can break my bones but words can never hurt me.” The problem with that saying is that it is simply untrue. Sticks and stones can break your bones. That much of the saying is true. But to say that words can never hurt s totally false. Words can cut you asunder. […]

November 3, 2015

Give Your Best

In case you didn’t catch this story on the internet I thought that it was worth sharing. A lovely little girl was holding two apples with both hands. Her Mom came in and softly asked her little daughter with a smile, my sweetie, could you give your Mom one of your two apples? The girl looked up at her Mom […]

October 27, 2015

Caring About Others

As human beings we often do not understand the problems of others until we have experienced them ourselves. Back in the 1930’s, American Airways (now American Airlines) had a tremendous problem with lost luggage. Lamotte Cohn, then General Manager, urged his station managers to improve their bag handling efficiency, but without success. In order to show his troops that he […]

October 20, 2015

The Prayer of Jabez

Are you praying the prayer of Jabez? For the past three Sundays we have given focus to this powerful prayer found in 1 Chronicles 4:9-10.  We have two more Sundays to go. The sermon emphasis is on each one of the four petitions.  Jabez asked God Bless Me A Lot Expand my Territory Keep Your Hand on Me Keep Me […]

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