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Sunday, July 22 2018 00:00

“. . . but treat the Messiah as holy, as Lord in your hearts; while remaining always ready to give a reasoned answer to anyone who asks you to explain the hope you have in you — yet with humility and fear.”  1 Peter 3:15 (CJB)

Are you ready?  Why do you follow Jesus?  Being able to give a “reasoned answer” to the question of “why” is of huge value in discussing your faith with others.

First –  it is an indication that you have researched your faith and know why it is that you believe what you believe.  Therefore, you are less likely to succumb to counter arguments which invariably come your way as you witness.

Second –  it builds confidence.  Instead of timidity you have the ability to confront without doubt or apprehension.

Third –  it provides a seamless flow from what it is that you believe to what others place their confidence within.  This allows you, as the Christian, to interject your faith in the one true God!  The God that is desperately needed by all mankind.

Knowing what your faith is all about and why you trust Jesus is a bold rampart against all those who would seize upon any hesitation as uncertainty and attack.  This ability, this confidence, comes from training.  Bible drilling!

In our country’s early history there was a select group of men within the ranks of the militia that was designated as “minutemen.”  They were normally younger, stronger and better able to be first on the line – to provide protection.  These men went through a much more rigorous drilling process than the rest of the militia.  They had to do more than just be first on the line – they were charged to hold the line until the rest of the militia could arrive.

We are God’s minutemen!

We must be ready in a moment to give a reasoned answer for the faith that resides within our hearts.  A moment may be all we have!  Through constant drilling we become ever ready to proclaim the love we depend upon . . . To defend the faith we trust with our souls . . . To share the Savior that even now, knocks at their heart’s door – desiring to commune with them!

Are YOU ready?

– Dale

 
THE CALL PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, July 15 2018 00:00

“{Christ’s} is a call that frees . . . the call is not an ending but a beginning.  The birth of the baby invites us into a search.  I think the simple truth that is being held out . . . is not so much a life lived as though all the answers were given, but a life lived as though all our answers are only gateways into deeper levels of answering, which in turn lead us into mystery where all answers give way to bended knee and adoration and praise.”  — W. M. Wright

Collaborating with God, in God, brings us to unimagined vistas – allowing for new discoveries regarding the Divine presence.  God’s depth is unknown and unreachable, but well worth the desire to attain . . . bringing new depth for our own souls.

Jacob wished to know an angel’s name – but received a blessing attached to a limp instead.

Job and Habakkuk questioned – and were both awed by a Holy altercation.

Seek with your whole heart the unfathomable . . . for that is where God dwells!

– Dale

 
THE GREATEST JOURNEY PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, June 24 2018 00:00

Our journey toward abundant living is like walking a spiritual labyrinth repeatedly, from an ever deepening inner space.  We walk toward the center to be transformed by God’s love; then we walk outward to transform our small space in the world by reflecting God’s love.  There is no intention to trick us or get us lost along the journey. But there is mystery.  Always mystery.  And awe.  – M. Oden

Walking with Christ becomes the single greatest journey of existence – if we seek! People search with such voracity that “adrenaline charged moment” but fail to realize the vapid result compared to immersion within the divine!

Roller coasters are for punks!  Walk with Jesus . . . everywhere!

– Dale

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LIVE FREE PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, July 01 2018 00:00

Scripture encourages every believer to dwell within freedom.

“Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.”

We are to live as those who are free no matter what our physical condition might be.  The freedom we experience and express is an inward change of the mind coming from the wholesale change that our Savior brings.

When Christ is inhaled within our life – that experiential moment brings with it liberty beyond liberty.  In other words as previously stated, our physical state matters not!  We live as people who are free because truly in Christ is where we experience the full extent of this gift.  When sins chains fall away . . . we step out of lifelessness and immediately into a miracle.  Ezekiel states:

“And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you.  And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.”

This is God’s way of equipping the believer for the proper attitude necessary for experiencing His Divine freedom.

— Dale

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JESUS' MODEL PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, June 10 2018 00:00

Jesus’ journey is in some sense a model for each of His followers, although each will experience the particular pattern of the journey in a different way. 

We have glimpses of that pattern for the twelve disciples who began their journey by accepting Jesus’ call to follow Him.  Along with many days of wearing travel, punctuated by ridicule and rejection from some, came stunning moments of revelation and wonder: impossible healings, the miraculous feeding of the multitudes, the calming of a sudden storm on the lake.  The disciples learned only gradually and imperfectly who Jesus was.

Whatever certainties they had about Him were thrown into crisis at their last Passover supper and in the devastation of the crucifixion.  Yet beyond this came experiences of the risen Savior. 

One powerful story is of two little-known disciples on the road to Emmaus.  Here these dejected men discover the risen Christ as companion and teacher on their path of confusion and sorrow.  The completely new orientation to life and meaning that these men received remains a powerful promise for our own experience of life in faith. – R. P. Job


May we breathe in all that our Lord has for each of us to discover this very day!

– Dale

 
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at 9:30 a.m. We offer classes for all ages.  There is something for everyone!

 

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10:45 a.m.

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Come join us Wednesday evenings as we open the Word of God and discover the treasure inside.   We will worship, pray and study from 6:00-7:00 p.m. each Wednesday in the Comite cafeteria.  Bring a friend!   (There are youth and children’s activities also.)

 

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