Article from The Messenger

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    Worship the Lord with…

    It happened again. And on Easter Sunday, no less!  We’ve talked about it all year but I’ve failed to mention it since March.  Old habits die hard, I guess. This past Sunday the choir delivered some of the most inspiring worship I’ve been a part of. You could see it on their faces, you saw […]

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    What Is Christ Doing in Your Life?

    Answering this question is one of the best ways of sharing your faith with those around you.  People may argue your politics, religious beliefs, etc., but they cannot argue with your experience.  How is Christ changing you? Notice I didn’t ask, “How has Christ changed you?”  That almost sounds like He’s finished changing you.  The […]

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    Bearing to Heal

    “When you share a painful memory it begins to lose its power over you.” I don’t know who first made this quote, it’s not in the Bible, but I believe the principle is there.  Hidden sins only dry up the bones.  David writes, When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away Through […]

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    Spring Beginnings

    Spring has sprung. The birds are chirping. The grass is growing.  The trees are budding. It’s a new year with new beginnings. Sometimes we all need new beginnings. We get stuck in a rut and caught up going through the motions.  It’s not any different with our church family.  We can get used to coming […]

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    One of Those God Things

    More than 25 years ago, Dee’s younger sister was 14-years old and loving her youth group.  Before their new youth pastor came to town she was only slightly involved with Simpson Creek Baptist Church but under the leadership of this new guy, the youth group was vibrant again.  Jennifer (Dee’s sister) would share with me […]

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    Movie Review: The Shack

    I’m not Roger Ebert, but a lot of people have asked me my opinion on the recently released movie entitled, The Shack.  I hadn’t really planned to see the show, but due to its religious nature, and because there is sooooo much theology being taught by the movie, I figure it’s probably wise for me […]

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    Every Click Matters

    Were you aware that internet advertising is driven by how many views a web page receives? It’s almost hard to believe, but every website can track how many people view its content on a daily, even a minute-by-minute, basis.  For example, just on our church website alone, we can see how many people are watching […]

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    What We Can Learn

    I think one of the best things this church has done for itself has been to send me on a mission trip every year.  There are few things that train a pastor better than immersing himself in a culture unlike his own and seeing how other churches around the world live out the Great Commission.  […]

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    Imprecatory Psalm

    Last Sunday we learned the word “imprecatory.”  Some of us heard that word for the first time.  It simply means to pray evil against, pronounce curses against, or to call down curses on someone. We find David praying an imprecatory psalm 14 times.  In some instances such as Psalm 69, David requests God’s damnation on […]

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  • Dirty Hands

    Thank you Pastor Steve for the opportunity to share God’s Word.  It is so incredible to see the power behind His Word! Here he is, King David, ruler over all of Israel.  He had been hunted down by his predecessor, King Saul, for years yet held no contempt for him. He knew that Saul was […]

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