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    • Aug9Fri

      Approach Your Bible Expectantly

      August 9, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand

      Approach your Bible Expectantly

      We have been examining “Before you Open Your Bible” by Matt Smethurst in our E-Bulletins. This book is sub-titled “Nine Heart Postures for approaching God’s Word.” 

      Let’s review the heart postures we have already examined: 

      1. Approach your Bible Prayerfully
      2. Approach your...
    • Aug2Fri

      Approach Your Bible Joyfully

      August 2, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand

      Approach Your Bible Joyfully

       

      We have been examining “Before you Open Your Bible” by Matt Smethurst in our E-Bulletins. This book is sub-titled “Nine Heart Postures for approaching God’s Word.” 

      Let’s review the heart postures we have already examined:

       

      1. Approach your Bible Prayerfully
      2. Approach...
    • Jul26Fri

      Approach Your Bible Obediently (Part 2)

      July 26, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand

      Approach your Bible Obediently (Part 2)

       

      Heart Posture One - Approach your Bible Prayerfully

      Heart Posture Two - Approach your Bible Humbly

      Heart Posture Three - Approach your Bible Desperately

      Heart Posture Four - Approach your Bible Studiously 

      Heart Posture Five - Approach your Bible Obediently

       

      This week we will conclude...

    • Jul19Fri

      Approach Your Bible Obediently

      July 19, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand

      Heart Posture One - Approach your Bible Prayerfully

      Heart Posture Two - Approach your Bible Humbly

      Heart Posture Three - Approach your Bible Desperately

      Heart Posture Four - Approach your Bible Studiously 

      This week, heart posture five, Approach your Bible Obediently. It almost sounds robotic or cold doesn’t it? We are told to obey...

    • Jul12Fri

      Approach Your Bible Studiously

      July 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.” 

       

      Let’s Review: 

       

      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...

    • Jul5Fri

      Approach Your Bible Desperately

      July 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,...

    • Jun21Fri

      Approach Your Bible Prayerfully

      June 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...

    • Jun14Fri

      Being Sifted

      June 14, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand

      Being Sifted

      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....

    • Jun7Fri

      Who is the Greatest?

      June 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...

    • May31Fri

      A Communion Prayer

      May 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...