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Powerful Prayer

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK   “…many were gathered and were praying.  When he (Peter) knocked on the gate, a servant-girl named Rhoda came to answer. When she recognized Peter’s voice, because of her joy she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter was standing in front of the gate.  They said to her, “You are out of…

Fully Covered

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK “Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.”  Ephesians 6:10 The other day I was considering full coverage or liability insurance on my 1998 Honda Accord.  I decided to leave it at full coverage even though liability costs quite a bit less.   That very…

Worth Melting For

FROM THE PASTORS DESK “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”  John 3:16 Our oldest daughter Kiana (10) really likes the movie Frozen.  Apparently she is not the only one that enjoys the movie, as it became the highest grossing animated film of all…

Big Shoulders

FROM THE PASTORS DESK I lift my eyes toward the mountains.  Where will my help come from?  My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.  (HCSB) Psalm 121:1-2 In the 1956 movie “The Searchers” Marion Mitchell Morrison, aka John Wayne (1907-1979), took on the role of Ethan Edwards, a former confederate soldier.   Ethan and Martin Pawley set out…

Taking The Wheel

“Jesus came to His hometown and began teaching them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?”  Is not this the carpenter’s son…and they took offense at Him.”   Matthew 13:54ff In 2005 country singer Carrie Underwood sang a song titled, “Jesus, Take the Wheel.”  The young mother in the…