Thoughtful Thursday – Hebrews 4:12 Memories

You know how certain scents can bring back a strong memory from childhood? This verse is like that for me. It flashes me back to fond memories with my son because it was the first verse that a Sunday school teacher challenged him to memorize when he was little. This...

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Thoughtful Thursday – Sermon Verses

Preview Verses for Pastor Anthony’s Sermon 1 Peter 5:7-11 7 Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. 8 Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and...

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Thoughtful Thursday: Listen to Me

Sunday’s sermon verses are Proverbs 1:20-33, but the NLT version of verse 33 is what jumped out at me while I was reading it today.  “But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.” I don’t believe that verse means that nothing will go...

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Thoughtful Thursday – Sunday’s Sermon Scripture

2 Thessalonians 3:6-15   6 Now we command you, beloved, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from believers who are living in idleness and not according to the tradition that they received from us. 7 For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us; we were not idle when we were with...

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Nothing New Under the Sun

Due to Covid-19, political division, US/China tensions, election mistrust, BLM/Antifa riots, etc. I have witnessed more fear, anger, distrust, anger, and frustration than I ever have in my lifetime. And just when things seem to be settling down, crisis like Covid-19 surges and Afghanistan happen. It would be easy to fall...

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Thoughtful Thursday: Gentleness

This week’s Fruit of the Spirit, “Gentleness” is easier for some than for others. Don’t confuse gentleness with meekness or spinelessness. Gentleness is not weak or passive. In fact, it can take real strength to be gentle, especially when feeling attacked. Our human nature wants to defend and retaliate (“an eye for...

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Thoughtful Thursday – Less Like Me

Last Sunday we started the service with the music video “Less Like Me” by Zach Williams. Cyndy noted that the song goes perfectly with our sermon “Fruit of the Spirit” sermon series and that you might want to look up and reflect on the lyrics. I couldn’t agree more so...

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Thoughtful Thursday: Kindness

Sunday’s sermon topic, “Kindness” is a word that is used so much and by so many people that I think it has lost its’ true meaning. It’s mostly used in a way to direct our actions to make us look like we care, even if we don’t. But “kindness” doesn’t...

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Thoughtful Thursday: Thorns

Earlier this week I was talking with a friend who was expressing frustration about battling a recurring illness which made me think of Paul’s recurring “thorn” in his flesh. I did a little digging around and found that there are several theories about what Paul’s “thorn” was. Some say it...

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Thoughtful Thursday – Forgiveness is Hard!

This week two of my daughter’s best friends played a practical joke on her and it was NOT funny. The hurt, anger, and betrayal she felt when she figured out who played the “joke” won’t be forgotten anytime soon, but now that the truth is revealed and the tears and...

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