Posts made in April, 2013

“Wisdom and Devotion Go Hand-in-Hand”

Posted on Apr 25, 2013 in Pastors' Blog

The following message is based on Proverbs 9:10-12 and deals with the subject of fearing God.  It was delivered on April 21, 2013, on the same day that Central installed church leaders. Before too long and school will be out.  In Missouri, we always looked forward to this occurring around May 20th.  In Pennsylvania, you need more schooling, so they keep you until the second week of June.  This morning, I’d like you to recall when you were in school.  What was your favorite class?  Which one did you hate?  I’m sure there were aspects you enjoyed and aspects you loathed.  Hopefully, you...

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God’s Wisdom for a Wandering World

Posted on Apr 12, 2013 in Pastors' Blog

The following message is taken from Proverbs 1:1-9 and provides an introduction to the Old Testament book of Proverbs.  It was delivered on April 4, 2013. People love the practical.  Do-it-yourself projects have become popular.  We crave easily remembered statements that teach us “How to.”  Practical advice is always well needed.  A first grade school teacher in Virginia presented each child in her classroom the first half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. Here are their answers: 1. Don’t change horses… until they stop running. 2. Strike...

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“Two Different Versions”

Posted on Apr 3, 2013 in Pastors' Blog

The following message is based on Matthew 27:62-28:1-15.  It addresses why the resurrection of Jesus is important to Christians.  This greatest of all miracles defies all conspiracy and is the only catalyst for man’s peace with God.  It was delivered on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. Recently, I was reminded how people prefer a certain version against the original.  Hence, one church is said to start their services with a song, followed by a reading, then a time for silent reflection, then a greeting of others.  At first glance, we might think that this is a welcoming church.  But it is not...

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