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Our Pastor Ponders Current Events

 

It’s a very challenging world out there isn’t it?  We’ve just finished celebrating the most joyous event in universal history and yet – there are problems all about us.  Hotspots of active combat  in the Middle East, fires in Australia, global warming raising sea levels, political turmoil in our government, increasing homelessness, drug addiction and more children are going hungry, divorce rates going up, poverty levels rising, the vanishing middle class. 

What are we to do? Is there an answer to all this?  Well, yes!  All through scripture and particularly in the Book of Revelation there is prophecy of these very days.  As a child I found Revelation and the Book of Job rather scary.  Today, as we study Revelation and the Old Testament prophecies, I find it illuminating and revealing.  These ancient prophets are painting the picture of what we are seeing today.  It’s all there!  If you would like to know how the story goes, join us on Wednesdays at 6:45  for Wednesday Night Live as we study Revelation. 

Here’s what you can trust… God’s Will, God’s plan for this creation is coming to fruition. It’s happening in real time around us today.  Praise be to God! There is nothing to be afraid of if you are one of His.

What do you think?  Let’s chat it up.  

Great Love To You ALL,  

Pastor John

Our Pastor Ponders Blessings

 

There is a song that has a lyric that goes, “Count your blessings, name them one by one.”  Christmas is a great time to take stock of how richly you are blessed.  Sometimes it’s hard to do so.  Life’s billows, tempest tossed, discouraged thinking all is lost?  Burdened with loads of care, doubts and worries? Amid conflict great and small, don’t be discouraged. Angels are with you to your journey’s end. 

“Count your many blessings, name them one by one; Count your blessings, see what God has done.”  

Great Love to you all and Merry Christmas!

Pastor John

Our Pastor Ponders Self-Evaluation

 

 

At this time of year I always do a "self evaluation" of who I am and what I’m doing - both good and bad - with my life.  It’s a habit I developed as a kid, while waiting on Santa to show up.  You know the story – Santa’s “making a list and checking it twice.” I always wanted to be particularly good around December. 

I still do this self-check, not because of Santa but because I don’t stop to do it at any other time of year and I don’t really follow my New Year's Resolutions.  It’s always a productive effort.  Shamefully sometimes the same things need attention year after year. 

Here’s a short list from last year: Show more patience, be more direct, be less judgmental of others, give more of my time and treasurer, forgive those who wronged me, have more courage as a preacher, visit more of the homebound and homeless.  Well the list goes on but you get the idea I’m sure. 

So what about you? Is it a good time to do a little evaluation?  You know He’s making a list and checking it twice...and I don’t mean Santa.  

Great Love to you all!

  Pastor John

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