From the Pastors Desk
Jul12FriJuly 12, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand
We have been looking at Matt Smethurst’s book “Before you open your Bible: Nine Heart Postures for Approaching God’s Word.”
Week one we looked at the need to Approach your Bible Prayerfully
Week two we looked at the need to Approach your Bible Humbly
Week three we looked at...
Jul5FriJuly 5, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand
Approach your Bible Desperately
Job 23:12 (NASB) “I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food .”
Many fortune seekers passing over the “Last Chance Gulch,” where now is Helena, Montana, were unconscious of its wealth, until a miner,...
Jun21FriJune 21, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand
Approach your Bible Prayerfully
One of my summer readings is the little book “Before You Open your Bible: Nine Heart Postures for Approaching God’s Word” by Matt Smethurst, I commend it to you. I thought I would take the time in the weekly E-Bulletin to share with you these nine heart postures … Really these are...
Jun14FriJune 14, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand
This Sunday our text will be Luke 22:31-38. Here Jesus warns his disciples that Satan, their infernal enemy, wants to have them to “sift them like wheat.” He wanted to sift the disciples like wheat. In other words, he wanted to toss them in the air the way a farmer tosses his grain to separate the wheat from the chaff....
Jun7FriJune 7, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand
Who is the Greatest?
Take a moment and consider what has been happening in the gospel accounts in the ministry of Jesus. Two events I want you to consider.
He has just washed the disciples feet. The dinner party was almost ruined. Martha Stewart would have been appalled. Hospitality protocol was that each guest would have had...
May31FriMay 31, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand
Lord Jesus, I bow before you in humility and ask You to examine my heart today. Show me anything that is not pleasing to You. Reveal any secret pride, any unconfessed sin, any rebellion or unforgiveness that may be hindering my relationship with You. I know that I am Your beloved child, having received You into my heart and life and having...
May24FriMay 24, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand
This Sunday we will conclude our study of Luke 21 (Lord Willing) which has been a chapter that focuses on biblical prophecy (both near and far). The study of prophecy tends to bring out both the best and the worst in people.
When it brings out the best we are motivated to holiness and confidence in Christ, the Gospel and our Sovereign God....
May17FriMay 17, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand
Ready for The End?
A little-known fact from the life of Christopher Columbus is that he predicted the end of the world. He wrote a volume called The Book of Prophecies , in which he prophesied that the world would end in the year 1656. He even stated very definitely that “there is no doubt that the world must end in one...
May10FriMay 10, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand
This Sunday we will be focusing on Luke 20:41-21:4. During our time together we will take a brief visit to the most oft quoted Psalm in the New Testament, Psalm 110. In this E-Bulletin I wanted to share a devotional on Psalm 110 written by Dr. R.C. Sproul … Enjoy
The King’s All-Encompassing Reign
May3FriMay 3, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand
I wanted to take a few moments and let you know our direction for the upcoming year in my preaching calendar. Yes I have a preaching calendar for the nutritional needs of our spiritual lives. The scriptures are our spiritual food and my responsibility is to provide a balanced diet for that need. Over the...