Helping Others Grow

And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others 2 Timothy 2:2 NIV   At the end of June our family took a vacation up to the northwest, where we visited quite a few family and friends. Like most people, I look forward to seeing
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Summer Reading

Summer can be an excellent time for doing some reading. Typically, our schedules slow down a little bit and we have more free time. School is out, many people take vacations from work, and we get a chance to relax. And summer is an excellent time for Christians to do some reading to grow in the faith, so I wanted to sh
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The Power of Meditating on Scripture

If you are a Christian, a follower of Jesus, do you feel powerful?  Do you sense that you have inner strength to be a person of integrity, to be honest?  Do you feel you have the strength to share the hope of Jesus with someone, or do you feel intimidated?  Does your relationship with God give you self-control as you d
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The Drought

The Drought “The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign LORD, “when I will send a famine through the land—not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the LORD. Amos 8:11 NIV Have you ever been so thirsty you began to have concerns for your health or even your lif
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All Washed Up?

Last August we had the carpets cleaned.  It got me to thinking about what a Christian really is.  Are we good people, or something else?   Pastor Alan
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