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Giving thanks through advent

By Rev. Randall Shepard The Christmas season is my favorite time of the year, which is why Thanksgiving in my favorite holiday. I know that does not make a lot of sense, but Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday for a few reasons. One, I love to eat, watch football, and hang out with family. It…

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May They Be Brought To Complete Unity

By Cory Swinderman It was the night before Jesus went to the cross to die for our sins. He spent those last few hours praying for himself, for his disciples, and for us. In the section of his prayer directed towards us, he prayed: “May they be brought to complete unity to let the world…

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A Time For Giving

By Pastor Troy Warner October is blowing away like a leaf in the wind. November is here and it brings with it the reminder of Thanksgiving. This time of the year brings us to the Season of Giving all around. There are many stories in the Bible about giving. Perhaps the most interesting to me,…

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God’s Open Window

By Pastor Randy Shepard In John 9, Jesus and his disciples passed a man who had been blind from birth and one of the disciples asked Jesus “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus’s answer not only flipped the first century Jewish cultural view of people who live…

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Commanded by the Lord

By Pastor Troy Warner How did you become a believer in Jesus Christ? When you look back, who comes to mind as those who shared Jesus with you? Did you know that God could have accomplished His work without anyone? But he chooses to reach the lost through believers. What a privilege! In Matthew 28:19-20,…

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An Emulsifier for Enmity

By Pastor Cory Swinderman Some people are like oil and water. They do not mix. They do not want to mix. In their past, there lies a betrayal, a slight, or a hurt that has fractured relationship. They become divided in our divided world. The Bible tells us that enmity is to blame. Enmity is…

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A peaceful thought

By Pastor Joshua Reed It was funny the other day as I was working at Walmart. I realized after lunch how quiet it was in the store. No little kids yelling or screaming and it was peaceful. It reminded me of going on vacation with just my wife. There also were no kids anywhere around…

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Where He leads me

By Pastor Troy Warner Some of the greatest lessons I’ve learned about Jesus came when I served as Youth Pastor and later as Pastor traveling with the Youth. While pastoring in Ohio, I decided I wanted to be a part of a White-Water Rafting Trip. Without a guide or someone experienced on your raft, you…

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Follow Me!

By Pastor Troy Warner Some people make faith so complicated. Jesus was not confusing, though. Most of the things that He asked of His friends were simple, but granted not easy. He told people to drop their plans because he had new ones for them. He wanted them to give up being in charge and…

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Fan or follower?

By Pastor Joshua Reed Recently I attended the community youth outing and saw a baseball game. I love watching baseball live, anticipating if the batter will get a hit or strike out. Which team will work harder to win that game? What amazing plays will I see on the field. Thinking someday these boys might…

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