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DARE WE CATCH FIRE? PDF Print

The mark of Christ must shine through all members of His Body.  We are His translators.  His life is congruent with that of the Father.  He speaks as the Father has bidden Him to speak; He acts to do the will of the Father.  Ego is not the name of the Son, but ego eimi, “I am that I am,” who by nature and being is God, who is love.

The Jewish leaders arrested and interrogated Peter and John for preaching the gospel, and when “they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they wondered; and they recognized that they had been with Jesus.” (Acts 4:13)  They had caught fire, Pentecostal fire, which was poured out to reach the world for Jesus.

So they translated Jesus to others, and did not preach themselves.  We are all called to be His translators, according to the gifts and roles we’ve been given and have taken up.  Is it His Voice coming through us or just our own clanging cymbal?  If we lose ourselves in the love of Christ, others may find Him in our translation.

Dare we catch fire?

Yours for Christ, Creed, and Culture,

 
FATHER'S DAY PDF Print

According to the experts . . . homes where children are raised without a father are subject to experience much more upheaval than those who have both parents present.

Daddy makes a difference – and it’s no minor difference either!  The results of his presence can be huge. 

Statistically when there is a father on the scene, that home, possess a more stable atmosphere than homes where he is absent.  That stability, brought on mainly by a greater economic position (but not that solely) is subject to produce an atmosphere where children thrive – feeling safer regarding their place in the world.

Fathers presence reduces anxiety, increases the possibility of faith pursuits, and provides a culture where educational excellence is more often pursued.

Daddies (as most things in this world) can be a positive or negative influence . . . it’s really up to you, dads.  No matter what choice you make . . . please know it makes a huge difference.

Daddies are desperately needed!

– Dale

 
SPEAK NOW! PDF Print

19. "When you are arrested, don't worry about how to respond or what to say. God will give you the right words at the right time.  20. For it is not you who will be speaking—it will be the Spirit of your Father speaking through you."  Matthew 10:19-20  NLT

"The members of the council were amazed when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, for they could see that they were ordinary men with no special training in the Scriptures. They also recognized them as men who had been with Jesus."  Acts of the Apostles 4:13  NLT

18. "So they called the apostles back in and commanded them never again to speak or teach in the name of Jesus.  19. But Peter and John replied, ‘Do you think God wants us to obey you rather than Him?  20. We cannot stop telling about everything we have seen and heard.'"  Acts of the Apostles 4:18-20  NLT 


BERNIE SANDERS TO TRADITIONAL CHRISTIANS:
YOUR BELIEFS ARE INDEFENSIBLY HATEFUL AND INSULTING, AND NOT WHAT THIS COUNTRY IS SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT.

Will we stand and speak regarding the love and life offered by our Savior Jesus Christ?  Or sit on the sidelines in silence as others who are seemingly devoid of His passionate presence define our faith for us?

Speak now . . . today is your opportunity to be heard!

– Dale

 
6-4-17 PDF Print

A couple should live their life together so that everyone who sees, knows that they are Christian.

This must be especially true within their own family . . . their children . . . those they love the deepest.  Do those closest to you know where your devotion lies?

The decapitation of Christian morals start with the family structure.  A structure that has cast aside any idea of absolutism of scripture replacing it with a moral relevancy that is closely akin to doing whatever feels good.

We erode the holy protections designed within The Word of God by dragging them behind the culturally acceptable pursuits that feed our own egos and create another generation hooked on pleasure-seeking at the expense of holiness and sanctification.

We must be careful what we win our loved ones to – within our families and our churches.  For this is what the new normal will feel like – becoming the torch they strive to pass along!

– Dale

 
PAUSE & REMEMBER PDF Print

“Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.”  Psalms 27:3 (ESV)

Across the history of this great country we have asked much of our young men.  They have fought with valor, courage, and a determination to accomplish the objective at hand.  In the discharging of this duty, so many have payed the ultimate price in places far too numerous to name – but far too precious to ever forget!

May we on this Memorial Day pause to remember those who gave their all for others.  May we be in awe of these who were – and the many who still are – ready to stand in the gap so that this nation might flourish.

May God bless all of those who have shed their blood for the United States of America!

Thank you!

– Dale

 
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WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW

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Come join us Wednesday evenings as we look at this truth by discovering: “What Every Christian Ought to Know.”   We will worship, pray and study from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in our old chapel.  Bring a friend!   (There are youth and children’s activities also.)

 

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