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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

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

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

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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It’s Your Call

August 31st, 2020|

    John Wesley, from his death bed, wrote these words to William Wilberforce [a change agent who fought against slavery in England for more than 40 years]: “Unless God has raised you up for

What’s the Temperature?

July 22nd, 2020|

 Perhaps you have read the children’s classic Winnie the Pooh by English author A. A. Milne (1882-1956). Two of Pooh’s closest friends are Tigger—a perpetually bouncy, excitable, happy cat and Eeyore—a long-faced, pessimistic, depressed

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Travel Lightly

June 22nd, 2020|

 When I travel, I am tempted to bring along more than I will use. You never know, I just might need these items! So, in they go … just in case. The design of

Identity Shapers

May 25th, 2020|

 Can you imagine being a parent to 12 sons and one daughter?  Seventeen hundred years before Christ, a man named Jacob was.  Jacob‘s home was far from perfect. He played favourites with his sons—the

A Mother’s Touch

April 24th, 2020|

  Mothers have a tough job! A prominent early church leader had a mother and grandmother who played key roles in his life—so much so that the Apostle Paul singles them out in 2 Timothy

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