From the Pastors Desk
Apr12FriApril 12, 2019 Harold Kress
Have you ever been asked to do something, agreed to do it at the time, and then upon some further reflection realized just how crazy you were to agree to do it in the first place? That is how I feel while writing this week’s article. But that’s ok, because the topic is very near to my heart; Compassion...
Apr5FriApril 5, 2019 Eric Gerber
Without the Shedding of Blood There is No Forgiveness of Sins (Hebrews 9:22)
Why does blood have to be shed for our sins to be forgiven? Could not God just forgive the sinner since he is a God of love?
In the garden of Eden God told Adam and Eve not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil or they would surely die. They did eat from...
Mar29FriMarch 29, 2019 Sharon Martin
Next Friday, April 5 is our 2019 Day Camp. Our curriculum this year takes us on a journey through Scripture, “Discovering Jesus from Eternity Past to Eternity Future”. The registrations are coming in and I’m surprised by how many names I do not recognize. How exciting!! Potentially we...
Mar22FriMarch 22, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand
Quenching The Holy Spirit
We have two more weeks left in our sermon series on the Holy Spirit. This Sunday my topic is “ Things I Can do to the Holy Spirit (But probably shouldn’t).” The final message in our series is “ By my Spirit...
Mar15FriMarch 15, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand
The Deposit of the Spirit
During our series on the Holy Spirit my weekly E-Bulletin has been primarily specific devotionals, written by others, on the topic of the week. We have enjoyed the writings of C.H. Spurgeon, Charles Stanley, John Macarthur, A.W. Tozer, John Calvin, H.A. Ironside, Oswald Chambers, just to mention a few. But the...
Mar8FriMarch 8, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand
Sunday we will be looking at a difficult topic in the bible. The topic is “anointing” and the key passage is found in 1 John 2:18-27. We will attempt to trace the biblical concept of “anointing” in the bible and ascertain how it relates to the ministry of the Holy Spirit (if it even does).
Mar1FriThe Leading of the Holy Spirit March 1, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand
Be ready to be challenged spiritually and intellectually. Today’s devotional, by the late Dr. R.C. Sproul, addresses the topic we will be looking at Sunday (The Leading of The Holy Spirit). In classic Sproul fashion, he informs (usually by dismantling) our thinking; then he drives the application home with force and clarity.
Feb22FriFebruary 22, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand
“Mortify?” Probably not a word you have used recently. In fact, it is somewhat of an obsolete word. In Webster’s dictionary “mortify” is defined as: 1) To destroy the strength, vitality, or functioning of; 2) To subdue or deaden...
Feb14ThuFebruary 14, 2019 by Jami-Ann St Pierre
Filling of the Spirit
(Some of Tozer’s Thoughts)
This Sunday we will be looking at Ephesians 5:18. This passage, and especially this verse, is key to understanding what the command to be “filled with the Spirit” means. Let’s take a few moment s...
Feb8FriKeep in Step With the Spirit February 8, 2019 Pastor Byron Hand
Take some time and read Dr. Larry Richard’s insightful comments on our text for this Sunday, in his book “The 365 Day Devotional Commentary.” They are worth soaking in: