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105 Ways to Follow Jesus

105 Ways to Follow Jesus

Pastor Resources · 105 Ways To Follow Jesus   If you pay close attention while reading the Gospels, you discover that nearly every time Jesus talks with someone, He uses a new approach. He does so for good reason. After all, each individual starts at a different...

Be Inspired: Studying the “Great Cloud of Witnesses”

Be Inspired: Studying the “Great Cloud of Witnesses”

Pastor Resources · Be Inspired: Studying the “Great Cloud of Witnesses”   I haven’t figured out whether it’s acceptable or not to have a favorite book in the Bible. I mean, it’s God’s Word, and every word is a gift! But let’s face it, there are books we tend to...

The Permanent Values of Family Worship

The Permanent Values of Family Worship

How would you answer the question, “How do we pass on the worship of God to our children?”? One can falsely assume that worship of God can be communicated and passed along once you begin to have regular family evenings. This is not so. You may pass along to your...

What is God Doing in Perplexing Times?

What is God Doing in Perplexing Times?

For ten years, Hezekiah lived under the threat of the Assyrian empire threatening to pillage the southern tribes of Judah. I bet he wondered “what is God doing?” Habakkuk watched his nation deteriorate into chaos—injustice, evil, idolatry, and violence prevailed....

Thoughts from the Back Pew on COMMUNION

Thoughts from the Back Pew on COMMUNION

What, if anything, makes communion different from the rest of our worship service? Should communion create feelings and/or emotions in me other than those I have during a regular service? Most messages during communion focus on what Jesus has done for us and...

Ask the Right Question – Getting Rid of WHY!

Ask the Right Question – Getting Rid of WHY!

If you have been impacted this year by COVID, you may have found yourself at times asking, “Why is this happening?” “Why now?” Or “Why do some businesses get to prosper while others aren’t allowed to open?” Why? We all are asking these types of questions today and are...

Can We Really Finish 2020 Victoriously?

Can We Really Finish 2020 Victoriously?

 I’ll never forget my first and only Ironman triathlon finish. It was actually my third triathlon. My first was an Olympic distance and my second was a half iron man, and I had just turned 55. The training to complete the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and the...

Why Vision is Not Enough

Why Vision is Not Enough

Our mission as Christians was the same yesterday as it is today and will be tomorrow. The world, however, is changing faster than ever before, and keeping up feels impossible. The realities of human life—from how we develop relationships to how we use technology to...

Three Ways to Help Your Severely Depressed Loved One Part 2

Three Ways to Help Your Severely Depressed Loved One Part 2

Love. Even if we’ve never cracked open a Bible, most of us know evangelical America’s favorite verse, John 3:16. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. The verse sums up the essence...

105 Ways to Follow Jesus

105 Ways to Follow Jesus

Pastor Resources · 105 Ways To Follow Jesus   If you pay close attention while reading the Gospels, you discover that nearly every time Jesus talks with someone, He uses a new approach. He does so for good reason. After all, each individual starts at a different...

Be Inspired: Studying the “Great Cloud of Witnesses”

Be Inspired: Studying the “Great Cloud of Witnesses”

Pastor Resources · Be Inspired: Studying the “Great Cloud of Witnesses”   I haven’t figured out whether it’s acceptable or not to have a favorite book in the Bible. I mean, it’s God’s Word, and every word is a gift! But let’s face it, there are books we tend to...

The Permanent Values of Family Worship

The Permanent Values of Family Worship

How would you answer the question, “How do we pass on the worship of God to our children?”? One can falsely assume that worship of God can be communicated and passed along once you begin to have regular family evenings. This is not so. You may pass along to your...

What is God Doing in Perplexing Times?

What is God Doing in Perplexing Times?

For ten years, Hezekiah lived under the threat of the Assyrian empire threatening to pillage the southern tribes of Judah. I bet he wondered “what is God doing?” Habakkuk watched his nation deteriorate into chaos—injustice, evil, idolatry, and violence prevailed....

Thoughts from the Back Pew on COMMUNION

Thoughts from the Back Pew on COMMUNION

What, if anything, makes communion different from the rest of our worship service? Should communion create feelings and/or emotions in me other than those I have during a regular service? Most messages during communion focus on what Jesus has done for us and...

Ask the Right Question – Getting Rid of WHY!

Ask the Right Question – Getting Rid of WHY!

If you have been impacted this year by COVID, you may have found yourself at times asking, “Why is this happening?” “Why now?” Or “Why do some businesses get to prosper while others aren’t allowed to open?” Why? We all are asking these types of questions today and are...

Can We Really Finish 2020 Victoriously?

Can We Really Finish 2020 Victoriously?

 I’ll never forget my first and only Ironman triathlon finish. It was actually my third triathlon. My first was an Olympic distance and my second was a half iron man, and I had just turned 55. The training to complete the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and the...

Why Vision is Not Enough

Why Vision is Not Enough

Our mission as Christians was the same yesterday as it is today and will be tomorrow. The world, however, is changing faster than ever before, and keeping up feels impossible. The realities of human life—from how we develop relationships to how we use technology to...

Three Ways to Help Your Severely Depressed Loved One Part 2

Three Ways to Help Your Severely Depressed Loved One Part 2

Love. Even if we’ve never cracked open a Bible, most of us know evangelical America’s favorite verse, John 3:16. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. The verse sums up the essence...

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