Pastors’ Blog

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    A Bleak Look at Black Friday
    Dustin Speaks—November 24

    Black Friday is almost like a national holiday in America. Many offices are closed and many people use vacation days to enjoy an extended weekend away from work. Some of those people, and maybe some of you, spend the day shopping as they seek to take advantage of special holiday sales to complete their Christmas shopping.

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    God’s Promises for the Ages
    Zac Hess—November 22

    During this season, let’s be more than just “good Americans” who eat turkey, watch football, and say a token Thanksgiving prayer before the festivities. Our thankfulness is rooted deeper than our citizenship; it’s born out of our rebirth!

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    Dirk Gently and the Clarity of Christ
    Danny Nathan—November 20

    Christ doesn’t give us all the answers. Much like the characters in the show, we only know what we need to know in order to pick up our cross and follow.

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    My Dental Identity
    Danny Nathan—November 13

    My worth is not built on how I look or how I act. It’s not based on my perfect smile or my perfect law keeping. It’s built on how God has chosen to deal with me in Christ.

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    The Priesthood of All Believers
    Guest Author—November 10

    In general, the priesthood of all believers is the idea that there is no legitimate distinction between the pastor/elder/overseer and the congregation when it comes to Christian life and practice. Believers have one Mediator between themselves and God, and He is Christ, not the pastor.

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    A Faith that Saves
    David Nicodemus—November 8

    We really don’t trust God. And so, we pile on the weight of rules, and privileges, and pride, and we march up to the righteous Judge and say, “look at me!”

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    What’s in Your Plan?
    Gary Webb—November 6

    What might be included in your “spiritual training plan?” Prayer, Scripture, fellowship with others, and sharing your faith might come to mind. All these things need to be included, but we need to think at the heart level.

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    Connecting the “Dots” After a Disaster
    Dan Green—November 3

    Natural disasters reveal that we live in a fallen and broken world that needs a Savior to make things right. C. S. Lewis has noted that “Pain is God’s megaphone to rouse a deaf world to draw people closer to himself and into His purposes.”

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    Why Does the Reformation Matter?
    Zac Hess—October 30

    500 years is a long time. Enough time to forget the meaning and significance of certain events. It’s also the right time. The right time to remember and consider the meaning and significance of certain events.

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    God Sure Has a Big Heart
    Bernie Simmons—October 27

    With all my sins needing forgiveness, His love is big enough to handle that. For all the billions of people in the world, there was still room for one more — me — to be in His heart. He has a big heart.