10 Ways to Be Pro-Life This Week

January 22 is the National Sanctity of Human Life Day. (On this date, 1973, the Supreme Court legalized abortion-on-demand in all 50 states.)...

“Amen and A-Woman” – A Lesson

By now, you’ve probably seen the clip. If not, trust me, it’s odd. Last Sunday, the 117th Congress met for the first time in 2021. As is...

Advent: Week 4 – Peace

Our family was driving around looking at Christmas lights and listening to Q99. I wasn’t paying much attention to the radio until one of my kids...
“The Word from the Pastor” is a weekly bulletin insert and blog that our pastor writes. Often, the topics include current events, theology, personal reflections, or meditative musings.
An End Times Conversation

An End Times Conversation

Mark 13 is our sermon text today. Passages like this always raise questions about the end times. I get asked about these issues a lot, especially by visitors. Here is a transcript of how many of those conversations go (it’s fake, but frankly, it could be real.) (Bold...

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How Were OT Saints Saved?

How Were OT Saints Saved?

The simple answer is that OT saints were saved the exact same way that we are today: by grace, through faith, (in Christ.) How is that possible? What does that mean? And why did you put “in Christ” in parenthesis? Let me explain.   No one has ever been redeemed...

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Tough Talks 101

Tough Talks 101

Have you ever dreaded a conversation? I have. Many times. It needs to happen. You know that. But you dread it. You daydream about it but in the bad kind of nightmarish way. While you shower or drive, you get lost in thought rehearsing what you will say to them. You...

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Bob Cratchit: The Anti-Scrooge

Bob Cratchit: The Anti-Scrooge

Each year, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I read the Charles Dicken’s short story, A Christmas Carol. For more than a decade now, I’ve enjoyed this classic as part of my holiday tradition. Its familiar phrases, quaint scenes, and uplifting seasonal message get me...

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