Posts made in September, 2015

Heaven: What is it?

Posted on Sep 30, 2015 in Pastors' Blog

Maybe you’ve heard the old saying that “Christians can be so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good.”  But today, I don’t believe that is true.  The opposite seems to be more accurate: Christians don’t think of heaven enough!  We don’t study the Scripture enough to shape our way of thinking of the afterlife. In our rather diverse society, we must recover the notion tha the Bible must guide our thinking on the matter. Listen to what pastor and author John Piper said about heaven: “I believe with all my heart that in order to be useful in this world, we must fall in love with another...

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Our October newsletter is here!

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 in Church News, News & Events

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How to Prosper, Spirtually

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 in Pastors' Blog

I was recently confronted with the question: “How does one prosper spiritually?”  Another way of putting it would be to ask: “What is the key to spiritual growth?” I believe the first Psalm has some insight into this question.  The book of Psalms has often been referred to as Israel’s hymnbook.  It contains songs- or poems, teaching on what it means to praise God and know God.  The emotions brought forth cover the spectrum of the human experience. When I was going through a dark time in my life, a pastor told me: “Go home and read the psalms.  You’ll know that David and others identified...

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A Different Type of Rest

Posted on Sep 13, 2015 in Pastors' Blog

Labor Day is a great time of year; a reminder that summer is nearing an end.  It is one last holiday before the change of the season.  Hopefully the summer has afforded you and your family some time away.  That’s necessary.  Labor Day means a time to rest from your labors.  Labor Day weekend reminds us that work is a necessary element of our lives, balanced with rest and worship, part of the necessary balance that makes us productive. What is rest?  Definition of the verb is “to cease work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or recover strength.”  There are two types of rest. It...

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