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What is True Worship To God?

December 13, 2018 | by: Pam Hess | 2 Comments

Most times when someone uses the word “Worship”, the idea of singing comes to mind. However, worship is an extreme form of love – a reverent honor and homage to God, singing is only a part of that.  In our society, Satan has blinded many Christians to the depth of worship that our Heavenly Father deserves and has presented c... Keep Reading

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What are you looking forward to this Christmas?

December 6, 2018 | by: Tom Sargent | 0 Comments

The time of Advent leading up to Christmas is a time of great anticipation for many people. For those who don’t celebrate the birth of Christ, there is still the Christmas celebration and countless children who are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their cache of presents. Even those of us who DO hold Advent (the coming of Christ) and Christmas... Keep Reading

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Never Thirst Again

December 4, 2018 | by: Laurie D'Amico | 0 Comments

One of the reasons Jesus came to earth is so we will never thirst again.  In John 4 verses 13-14 Jesus tells a Samaritan woman that “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again.  The water that I give him will become a spring of water welli... Keep Reading

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The Fullness of Time

December 2, 2018 | by: Dick Borg | 0 Comments

     “In the fullness of time…” Paul wrote, “…God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under the law (Galatians 4:4-5).  What was the “fullness” of time?  Why and how was the time just right?      First, several innovative condit... Keep Reading

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Christmas and the Miracle of Intimacy with God

November 29, 2018 | by: Shea Oakley | 0 Comments

Even during this season I’m not sure all we who call ourselves Christ-followers  give much thought to the profound event that we are about to celebrate, the miracle that exists at the very center of our faith. The Advent on earth of the Universal God in human form is a mystery both blessed and sublime. We are all missing out spiritu... Keep Reading

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This Season of Preparation

November 27, 2018 | by: Bill Robertson | 0 Comments

A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the ... Keep Reading

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Chris’s message this week on the biblical call to submit to the authorities God has put (or at least allowed to be) over us brought to my mind a memory from 25 years ago. At the time I was a senior at our denomination’s college in Nyack, New York. That year I had been privileged to have the responsibility of being managing editor of The... Keep Reading

Yes, Thanksgiving is a “Religious Holiday”

November 21, 2018 | by: Tom Sargent | 1 Comments

Doubtless, we have all heard the commonly accepted secular take on Thanksgiving.  The general terminology dictates that Thanksgiving is not actually a religious holiday but, rather, an American holiday.  While the second part of that is certainly true – Thanksgiving commemorates an event from early American history – the first... Keep Reading

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Grace In the Gray Areas

November 17, 2018 | by: Shea Oakley | 0 Comments

Some believers seem to hate ambiguity of any kind, especially as it relates to God. The idea that there are areas of mystery in knowing and relating to Him is intolerable for many. All too often the fear that results from coming face to face with this mystery drive them to attempt to find in the Word of God a clear cut answer to every question. The... Keep Reading

“Slavery”, Love and True Freedom

November 17, 2018 | by: Shea Oakley | 2 Comments

To be a slave to love is not to be a slave at all because there is no slavery in true love. When we are possessed by it we are, paradoxically, set free. This truth is important to remember when we read in the Scriptures about being slaves or “bond-servants” (Doulos in the Greek) to Christ. It is only love that compels us to give ourselv... Keep Reading

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