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Pastor's Perspective

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…

Understanding Life

Have you ever played the game Monopoly ?  I remember when I was a little, being asked to play for the first time by a couple of older kids.  I was thrilled!  I picked out my marker—the racing car!  When it was my turn they gave me the dice to roll.  I was having the time of my life, rolling those big…

Trials

During World War II the Army trained soldiers in at an installation located in Florida. The daily training included a run through an obstacle course.  On the final stretch of the endurance test, they had to grab a rope and swing across a pool.  This was good in theory, but under the hot southern sun the water looked so inviting to the…

Being Positive in a Negative World

Many years ago, when my children were growing up, I wanted them to impress on them the importance of loving one another through their words.  So I taught them a verse of Scripture that I had memorized—Ephesians 4:29.  To make it easier to learn, I taught it to them using the tune of the Marines’ Hymn, and we can still sing it to…

Excelling in Love

In his first letter to the Thessalonian church, the apostle Paul urges believers to “excel still more” in love “and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life” (4:10-11).  The Thessalonians’ peace was threatened by afflictions (3:3).  Tribulation has a way of disturbing and upseting God’s children, which is why the Lord and His apostles have so much to say…

Unity Through Humility

As I preached about humility from Philippians 2:3, I said that we are inclined naturally to be selfish, self-centered, and self-oriented people which is the opposite of humility. The world revolves around us and our desires. I was thinking about our marriage relationships and how much we need to practice humility so that we can glorify God and bring joy to Him.…