Everyday Priorities For 2021

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Philippians 3:1-4:1   I doubt that 2020 will go down in most of our memories as the best year of our lives. There have been difficulties and set backs. Significant events have been canceled or postponed. High school and college seniors missed traditional events. I recently heard of a couple that traveled to a state […]

Peace, Not Pieces

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John 6:32-33 We are honored to have Sukhwant and Vinita Bhatia join us this Sunday. The Bhatias have been missionaries of BBC since 1988. They serve with Seek Partners International in India. Sukhwant will bring a timely message from John 16 about experiencing peace, even in the midst of all the brokenness around us. If […]

Simple Observations from a Well Known Story

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Luke 2:1-20 Finally, on this Sunday before Christmas, we come to Luke’s narrative of Jesus’ birth. A story many of us grew up hearing. It was common to hear it in school and church programs of the past as well as on radio and television. Perhaps others of us have only heard it relatively recently […]

Advent – Responses Of Faith

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Luke 1:39-80 What do you and I do with the promises of God? I moved to an area of the country where it had been historically difficult to make a living. Many of the people there, especially the older ones, had seen really hard times in their lives. Yet as I got to know them […]

Advent – A Season Of Hope

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Luke 1:1-38   Luke’s gospel was written to bolster Theophilus’ faith by demonstrating the certainty of the things he had been taught. Now, 2000 years later it serves the same purpose for you and me. Join us over the next three weeks as we prepare for the celebration of our Lord’s birth. May our faith […]

Being A Philippian

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David Roseland will be bringing us a message from the book of Philippians. As believers today, what exactly does verse 1:21 mean, “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain?” How does the life of a Philippian compare to other believers we read about in Galatians and Corinthians, and how should it […]

Who Is Hosting Your Thanksgiving Dinner

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As we look forward to next week’s Thanksgiving celebrations with family and friends it might be good to review the Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving of 1621. I will not recount it here, but by our standards, there was not much to be thankful for. The trip seemed doomed from the beginning with the delays and final abandonment […]

When God Uses Evil For Good

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Genesis 37-50   It is probably safe to say that all of us have experienced fear. Storms in nature can be very frightening, being diagnosed with a disease or sickness can be very scary too. We might even be caught in a situation where another person wants to, or is intentionally doing us harm. That […]

Love Your Neighbor

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Exodus 20:12-17 God’s wisdom should not surprise us. After all, He created us. No one knows us more intimately. He also knows how our society should function. He knows what guidelines to give us for our good. Those who have studied the fall of great civilizations have noted that the decline often paralleled the decline […]