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Pastor's Perspective

Thanksgiving, 2017

Leprosy is a terrible disease. Yes, we are thankful that this disease has been eradicated here in the west but not so in some other parts of the world. Growing up in India, I have seen lepers begging for alms on the street corners. Their deep moan as they begged for alms can be heard at a distance. The stench that emanates…

Trust in the Lord

Many came to me after I preached the sermon on Psalm 3 and 4 and mentioned how relevant the sermon was to each one of them. Some of them had gone through some scenarios that were mentioned in the sermon. We all go through trials. How do we respond as we go through the fiery trials? Do we run from people to…

Love in Action

The world is full of people, books, and songs that extol the preeminence of love.  Everyone agrees that love is important.  Why then, is there such anger, hurt, conflict, and isolation?  Because love is more than just feelings and words—it is actions (1 John 3:18).  Consider these practical terms of what it actually means to love (from the excellent book Broken Down…

Gospel

I grew up with Christian parents. I used to go to church every Sunday. I did my devotions and attended Sunday School. I was in VBS every summer. I was surrounded by not just my parents but also other men and women at my church who were Christians, including Christian friends and families. I could check all the boxes in the faith…

Voices

In the middle of World War II, a soldier fighting in Europe discovered an old phonograph and a record.  The recording was none other than Enrico Caruso, considered at the time to be the greatest singer in the world.  That evening as the platoon sat around the tent listening to the scratchy record on the beat-up phonograph, there were two different groups…

Misunderstanding

As a military officer, I was quite intrigued to come across an unusual tactic used in World War II.  During that war, the British Air Force once dropped a lot of books into enemy lines that contained instructions on “How To Fake Illnesses” with detailed step-by-step guide on how a soldier or a factory worker could fake illnesses to get sent home. …

Fervent Love

Last night our leadership—elders, deacons, and elders-at-large—met together.  I began our time together with a quote from the book, Leading with Love:  “Although Christianity is unmatched among the religions of the world in its teaching about God’s love and the requirements of love for Christian believers, Christian leaders don’t normally focus on love when they address leadership.  Much good material has been…

Gathering Of Prayer

When was the last time you read the opening chapters of the book of Acts? It’s thrilling to see God working through the early church, passage after passage recounting the striking joy and impact of these believers. What was going on? Why was everyone continually filled with awe (Acts 2:43)? Why were these Christians filled with gladness and praise (Acts 2:46-47), speaking…

Unity

Unity is a wonderful gift that the Lord has given us with one another   Ephesians 4:3 says that we are to be diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.  How do we do that?  The context explains—“ with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love” (verse 2).  And that is exactly…

Special Day

I had to laugh when I read the resolution one man made.  Wanting to lose weight, he declared, “No more than one dessert a day, unless it’s a really, really, really special day.”  And then he added, “Of course, at my house every day is special.  How about yours?” While I question how successful his weight loss strategy will be, I truly…