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Blog archives for November, 2014

Archive for November, 2014

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

THANKSGIVING  On the Sundays leading up to Thanksgiving, Pastor Bill delivered a series of sermons on being thankful and showing gratitude. Two Sundays ago, he used what I thought was a great illustration to make a point. He placed a clear glass of water on a stand and dripped two drops of blue food coloring […]

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

A NEW PAIR OF SHOES Last summer, my friend Ron came across a young man standing in a parking lot, dressed shabbily and wearing a pair of shoes that were disintegrating on his feet. Moved by the Holy Spirit, Ron took him to a store and bought him a new pair of shoes. That would […]

Friday, November 21st, 2014

BUT GOD… Pastor Max preached on depression last Sunday, using 2 Corinthians 7:5-7 as his text. Paul’s body had no rest, and he was harassed at every turn. There were conflicts on the outside and fears within. Paul was definitely depressed. There are many causes for depression, Pastor Max told us, and symptoms that range […]

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

DESPERATION Melissa was a devout Christian who began each morning with Scripture reading and prayer. Her mind was filled with the glory of Jesus and the presence of the Holy Spirit…until she opened the front doors of Harrison Manufacturing. Then her mind became filled with supervising 100 people and all the other details of her […]

Friday, November 14th, 2014

YOU WON’T FALL AWAY FROM LOVE Dallas Willard, a highly respected Christian writer, wrote a classic called Hearing God, which I’ve read several times. I’m mentioning it because of what I’m about to write. I don’t take hearing from God lightly, and I’m definitely not a “thus sayeth the Lord” kind of guy. Willard’s book […]

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

WORRYING CAN KILL YOU Last Sunday, Pastor Max started his sermon by reading part of an article from Leadership Journal. “The leading cause of death in the United States is not cancer or heart disease. That distinction belongs to the ‘bug’ of worry and anxiety.” The article went on to say that as many as […]

Friday, November 7th, 2014

A GODLESS NATION Mssr. Claude Longet, a faithful Christ follower, was deeply dismayed by the godlessness of his country. “Our government is secular and our people have abandoned their Maker,” he would say. On a July afternoon in 2010, he was reading the 20th chapter of Ezekiel and stopped at verse 32 to pray. “O […]

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

HALF-COCKED “Fully cock your muskets men; the British are upon us,” said Lieutenant Colonel Jack Chamberlain to his regiment during the Battle of Saratoga. Private Thomas Stark did not heed his leader’s command and went off half-cocked (that is, with his gun in safety position). When an enemy soldier came upon him with bayonet drawn, […]