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A Clear Vision

November 7th, 2022|

–by Allan Pole  Having a clear vision is essential for progress—especially through difficult times. Imagine how difficult it would be to walk if your eyesight was poor, if it was dark in the

I Hope So

October 12th, 2022|

–by Allan Pole  A self-made millionaire, Eugene Lang greatly changed the lives of a sixth-grade class in East Harlem, New York. Mr. Lang had been asked to speak to a class of 59

Small Beginnings

September 8th, 2022|

–by Allan Pole  I am encouraged as I reflect on how far my relationship with the Lord has grown. I have come a long way from when I went to church meetings, Sunday

The Joy of Serving

August 14th, 2022|

–by Allan Pole“I did all that for him, and he didn’t even say thank you!” I know people who raise children, serve in the church, volunteer in the community and serve others with little or

Let’s Work Together

July 13th, 2022|

 Lifeway research summarizes 7 Encouraging Trends of Global Christianity in 2022 as follows:   1. Religious faith is growing faster than the irreligious. 2. Christianity continues to grow. 3. Growth is fastest in

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There is No Place Like Home

June 4th, 2022|

 I enjoy travelling. I have discovered, however, that it is good to go away, and it is good to come home. Restaurant food can be good, but it can all taste the same

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How to Build Bridges

April 9th, 2022|

 It is always interesting to observe people’s reactions when they learn that I am a pastor. While these responses might be more exaggerated because I am a “man of the cloth,” every disciple

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Connections

March 15th, 2022|

 Here is the link to: How to Build Bridges There was a time of great stress and change for Israel more than 1,000 years before Christ. King Saul had died, and David ruled

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First Love

February 5th, 2022|

 A man bought a new hunting dog. Eager to see how it would perform, he took it out one day hoping to track down big game. No sooner had they gone into the woods when

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Inner Strength

January 10th, 2022|

 Are you facing overwhelming adversity? How can you tap into God’s strength amid such challenges? Let’s turn back the pages of time to more than 1,000 years before Christ. King Saul of Israel

Good News

December 11th, 2021|

 Most Christians today probably can’t imagine Christmas on any other day than December 25th, but it wasn’t always that way. In fact, for the first three centuries of Christianity’s existence, Jesus Christ’s birth

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Heavenly Glue

November 6th, 2021|

 What are the vital ingredients in a strong, loving relationship? What makes strong homes, friendships, churches and communities? The Apostle Paul provides the answer in Romans 12:10: “Be devoted to one another in

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Thanks Be to God!

October 11th, 2021|

 In a world filled with frustration and division, it helps to step back and think about the God of the universe and His generous gifts. Thanks be to God for what He has

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The Road to Glory

September 6th, 2021|

 At one time or another, many of us have dreamed of a glorious and glamorous life as an athlete, actor or actress, entertainer, businessperson or politician. Okay, maybe not a politician. Jesus points

Touch the Heart of Jesus

August 1st, 2021|

 If you could have dinner with Jesus and some other guests, wouldn’t you be curious to know who makes an impression on Him, who touches His heart? Let’s join such a dinner in

Too Busy!

July 2nd, 2021|

 I have a confession to make…there are times when I get too busy. However, I take heart from the Gospel of Luke 2:41-52. Would you please take a couple of minutes to read this passage

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A Real Man

May 29th, 2021|

 I see a picture of the kind of man I want to be in Luke 6:17-26. Would you please take a few moments to read this passage?  A man who is measured by

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Jesus’ Definition of Motherhood

May 1st, 2021|

 Mother’s Day Origin—Sermon Notes Central “Did you know that the idea for Mother's Day was born in a small Methodist church in Grafton, West Virginia? It was 1876 and the United States still mourned

United with Christ

April 1st, 2021|

 Footprint on a Beach on Ruegen How smart is your right foot? This will boggle your mind and you’ll keep trying it, at least a few times, to see if you can

A New Beginning

March 9th, 2021|

 What do we do with sin? How do we treat the sinner? We might try to stay away from people who would defile us, or we might try to blend in—neither ditch is the

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Best Friends

January 31st, 2021|

   As the movie “Brian's Song" powerfully depicted, the friendship between Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo deepened into one of the best relationships in the history of sports. Friendships between professional black and white

Embracing Change

January 3rd, 2021|

   We say there are two certainties in life: death and taxes. Let me add a third: change. We often struggle with change. I have experienced a lot of changes in my life—some I

Someone Stable

November 29th, 2020|

   During the Christmas holidays we try to reach back into our childhood for good memories associated with the season—the people, the surroundings, the sights, the sounds, the tastes. These memories bring us comfort

Open Door Policy

October 27th, 2020|

    I invite you to enjoy one of my favourite stories, “The Sneetches” by Dr. Seuss, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-QevAGsl6A. Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2nd, 1904 to September 24th, 1991) was an American writer and cartoonist

How to Warm God’s Heart

September 29th, 2020|

   How can you and I become so stirred that we lose all our inhibitions when we express our affection to the Lord? How can we stir God’s heart when we come to Him

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