Post Tagged as ‘Pastor’s Thoughts’

A Visit with The Streeters

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  • November 16, 2019

Come join us as Bill and Katie Steeter give us a tour of their home and the Lapilo Center in Papua New Guinea. Tour

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Are We Team Player’s ?

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  • October 29, 2019

Are We Team Player’s? 2 Corinthians 11:27; In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. The phrase we are going to look at today is absolutely amazing to me. It reveals that the apostle Paul did not have a “movie star” mentality, thinking that he was too high and mighty to do a menial task. Even though he was a great apostle and was mightily anointed, he was also a real team member who was willing to pitch in and do what everyone else was required to do. If there […]

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Seizing Opportunities to Serve

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  • September 19, 2019

Seizing Opportunities to Serve“As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”Galatians 6:10Do you remember the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:30-37? He was on a journey but stopped and helped a bruised and broken man. He didn’t make excuses saying, “It’s none of my business.” It was a golden moment, and he took it.All around you are people who need the compassion of Christ. They need you to see their pain as a golden opportunity to serve them in the name of Jesus.The chief […]

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Dots and Doughnut Holes

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  • September 5, 2019

Dots and Doughnut Holes Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits. —Psalm 103:2  As a minister was addressing a group of men, he took a large piece of paper and made a black dot in the center of it. Then he held up the paper and asked them what they saw. One person replied, “I see a black mark.” “Right,” the preacher said. “What else?” Complete silence prevailed. “I’m really surprised,” the speaker commented. “You have completely overlooked the most important thing of all—the sheet of paper.” We are often distracted by small, dot-like disappointments, […]

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Charting Our Course by His Word

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  • July 27, 2019

Charting Our Course by His Word “But whoso keepeth His word, in Him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him.” 1 John 2:5 The word “keepeth” in 1 John is a derivative of a word that sailors used years ago to refer to their practice of steering their course by “keeping” the stars.This did not mean, of course, that a sailor would not be blown off course or that he might not over-steer. It didn’t mean that he might not nod at the wheel or somehow be distracted, or fail to keep […]

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In All Kinds Of Weather

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  • July 6, 2019

In All Kinds Of Weather Read: Acts 18:9-11 Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. —Matthew 28:20When Jesus sent His disciples out, He gave them this promise: “I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matt. 28:20). Literally, the word always means “all the days,” according to Greek scholars Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown. Jesus didn’t simply say, “always,” but “all the days.” That takes into account all our various activities, the good and bad circumstances surrounding us, the varied responsibilities we have through the course of our days, the storm […]

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You Can Have A Clean Heart and Renewed Mind

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  • May 6, 2019

You Can Have A Clean Heart and Renewed MindBIBLE MEDITATION:”For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to Thee; but his heart is not with Thee.” Proverbs 23:7A teacher asked a little boy to finish this proverb:”Cleanliness is next to…” And he said,”Cleanliness is next to impossible.” Well, friend thatlittle boy wasn’t that far wrong, was he?It’s amazing what people do to try and purify themselves -fast, pray, kneel, walk, self-flagellate, hibernate, isolate. But sadly, they discover that human efforts aren’t the pathway to purity because they keep doing what Zig Ziglar calls […]

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What God Can Do

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  • April 14, 2019

What God Can Do BIBLE MEDITATION:“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:A. C. Dickson, a fine expositor of the Word of God, said when we depend upon organization, we get what organization can do. When we depend upon education, we get what education can do. When we depend on money, we get what money can do. When we depend on singing and preaching, we get what singing and preaching can do. But then he said when […]

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Junk Food

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  • March 31, 2019

Ga 1:6 ¶ I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, The term junk food refers to items that taste good but lack nutritional value and are often very high in calories and fat. Chips, soft drinks, candy bars, cookies, and many meals purchased at fast-food restaurants fit these criteria. as well. Some religious teachers proclaim “a different gospel” (Gal. 1:6), ranging from health-and-wealth to a counterfeit spirituality. And some Christian music and books also contain false teaching. Taking in this kind of “food” may […]

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Don’t Forget to Wear It!

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  • March 14, 2019

Don’t Forget to Wear It! BIBLE MEDITATION:“A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance.” Proverbs 15:13 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:What is a smile? Someone once wrote: “A smile costs nothing, but creates much good. It enriches those who receive it without impoverishing those who give it away. It happens in a flash, but the memory of it can last forever. No one is so rich that he can get along without it. No one is too poor to feel rich when receiving it. It is rest to the weary, daylight to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad and nature’s best anecdote for trouble. […]

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