From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for August 12

Today’s message is a fun summary on how we can see the whole Bible unfold. But the key to this exercise is we can see Jesus revealed in every page. As Christians, we know that the Bible is much more than just words on a page. It is God’s way of speaking directly to...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for August

Last week, we started a conversation on the question: Does God change His mind? We saw we must make a distinction between conditional declarations of God and unconditional determinations of God. God tells us of the cautionary nature of some of His declarations and the...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for July 29

Last week, someone asked me to clarify the question: "Does God change His mind?" Since the evidence I presented only covered 2 situations, they seem to think the answer needed amplification. So, over the next 2 weeks, I will try to give a more thorough treatment....

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for July 15

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked a challenging question: "Is it wrong to question God?" In thinking about the circumstances this person was facing, I answered as I normally do to this question, “No it is fine to question God, as long as your motive is to honestly be...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for July 8

In this week’s message, we will be discussing how Paul compares Israel to the natural branches of a cultivated olive tree and the Gentile believers to the branches of a wild olive tree in Rom 11:11-24. The natural branches (Israel) were broken off, and the wild...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for July 1

Have you ever heard someone say, The Jews rejected Christ, so God has rejected the Jews?” That statement contradicts the teaching of Scripture. In our studies of Romans 11, starting with verse one, the Apostle Paul gives a 7-fold rebuttal of this “rejection idea” when...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for June 24

We have been talking the past few weeks about how simple the Good News of the gospel is. Salvation is never a matter of getting saved and then doing our own thing.  Once we are saved by believing in Jesus, we are expected to live our lives in his service.   With our...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for June 17

Some of you are familiar with Erma Bombeck, a writer, columnist, and humorist who wrote about suburban life in America from the 1960’s through the mid 90’s. She wrote this intriguing piece about fathers that I enjoyed and thought you might too on this Father’s Day.:...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for June 10

In Psalm 14:2-3 we read, “The LORD looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. All have turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.”  This whole concept is summed...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for June 3

“But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ” (2 Cor. 11:3 NKJV). Since we have been talking about how simple salvation is, it has me thinking how humankind has the knack...

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