Pastor’s eNote: Is An Open Mind Possible?

An open mind requires humility enough to ask “what if they’re right and I’m not?” And before the comments begin…I’m reflecting on the Bible study last night, week 3 of The Case for Easter. One of the most interesting points in last night’s study, for me, was “the criterion of embarrassment”. This is the idea … [Read more…]

Pastor’s eNote: Pray for Our Leaders

Jesus’ Birth Changes Our Perspective The shepherds in the field were the lowest of the low, according to the hierarchy of society. The people in the Christmas story start at the top with Caesar, then the governors, then Pharisees and Sadducees, then Joseph, then Mary, then newborn baby Jesus lying in a manger…then at the … [Read more…]

Pastor’s eNote: To Tell the Truth…

If I got angry and turned a blind eye and deaf ear to the teacher every time I saw a red check beside my wrong answer, I never would have learned the right one. Correction is meant for our good no matter who delivers the message. We will be tested again and again, so knowing … [Read more…]

Pastor’s eNote: Do Good

“Why are you friends with THEM?” “Why are you nice to people like THAT?” “I wouldn’t give them my lunch, let them get their own!” “That’s my seat. You gotta move.” “I don’t understand those people, they’re all idiots.” Sad statements from a child on a playground. Even sadder sentiments heard and seen shared by … [Read more…]

Pastor’s eNote: Give Thanks, All Day, Every Day

Grace and Peace to you from our Lord, Jesus Christ!  What a blessing you are to your church!  Do you know that?  It’s true.  Many of you write after reading the newsletter and that wonderful encouragement means more than you can imagine!  Thank you.  With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it’s a great time to take time … [Read more…]

Pastor’s eNote: A Loveable Thought

It’s a God thing when the topic discerned for a wedding message becomes useful days leading up to and following that day! This latest message theme was, “Some things are loved because they are valued, and some are valued because they are loved.” This simple truth flowing from 1 John 4 covers everything from the … [Read more…]

Pastor’s eNote: Preparing for His Harvest

What does it mean to live in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit?  This is what was required for the new church of Jesus Christ to grow, so it’s must be critical to growing the church today.  We know that the Gospel was actively shared throughout Judea, Galilee … [Read more…]