Pastor’s Blog

  • Having a “Mary” Christmas Part 3 of 3

    3) Mary was concerned about the Eternal Things….Martha the Earthly things. Notice this expression at the end of verse 42. When the meal is done, and the dishes are cleaned and all the decorations are put away…what will be remembered. What do you remember about last year? I remember last year we had our Christmas […]

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  • Having a Mary Christmas Part 2 of 3

    2) Mary was devoted to the person….Martha was distracted by the process. 39a-40 If you notice something….and this is very obvious…the whole purpose for what they are doing here in this passage is because the Lord had come to visit them.   This expression in verse 40 about “much” serving….gives us an indication that maybe Martha […]

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  • Having a Mary Christmas Part 1 of 3

    Luke 10:38-42 portrays a contrast between two women who both love the Lord Jesus Christ. The contrast is made between the way they are prioritizing an event that is taking place in their lives… think about this for a moment. If you search online about stress during the holidays… you will find articles on “Managing […]

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  • Keeping it Together Part 2

    Last post we saw Man’s expectations in marriage and how it leads to frustration…  but what did God have in mind for married people? (Genesis 2:24) Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. God has three expectations for a human […]

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  • Keeping It Together Part 1

    We have two wedding milestones this year in our family…  First is the beginning of a new marriage as our oldest daughter married a fine Christian man this summer (picture by Kent Boyle).  Second, my wife and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this December.   When you see the picture up above […]

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  • It is All About Perspective

    There are times in our lives when circumstances look overwhelming… they are seemingly insurmountable… we don’t know if we will overcome them, or they will overcome us. But how we overcome the problems and trials of life have everything to do with perspective. Both of these pictures are of the same flower (Thanks Danielle)… one […]

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  • Can God Search Us?

    “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:” (Psalm 139:23). I think we are somewhat familiar with David’s cry in this Psalm. But I wonder how familial we are with the concept that David is speaking of. There is no doubt that God’s Word can have a probing effect […]

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  • The Harvest is Ready !

    There is no doubt in my mind that there is a harvest of people who are in need of hearing the life changing message of Jesus Christ.   The Lord in Matthew chapter 9:37 declared that “The harvest truly is plenteous”. The very next command is to pray for laborers….   but I believe that […]

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  • Being in One Accord

    There is no time in history when the church was more effective than it was in the 1st century. The secret is very obvious and it is found in Acts 1:14…. it is in the phrase “One Accord”. It means literally “the same passion”. Can you imagine what ministry would take place if everyone had […]

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