NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2018

This Sunday is the First Sunday in Lent. The assigned scripture from Genesis 9 talks about is about Rainbows. While rainbows are special to our community, they have a significance for all of God’s creatures. Who among us don’t remember: “Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly. … If happy little...

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CHRISTMAS GREETING FROM PASTOR J R

I know that most of us will be busy this holiday weekend. Email and other social media will not be a big priority for most of us. So, I’m sending my Christmas Greetings a few days before Christmas. While I wish you a very Merry and Safe Christmas, let me...

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NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017

Hyperbole is speaking in an exaggerated manner to make or emphasize a point. It is often used in the writing of scripture. Of the gospel writers, Matthew uses hyperbole the most often in the telling of Jesus’ parables. Failure to recognize the hyperbole being used, people often read into the...

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NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017

Years ago, I saw a rather corny bumper stick; but it stuck in my memory. It said, “Christians are not perfect, we are just forgiven.” I really liked the bumper sticker and it made a positive impact on me at the time. However, over the years since first seeing it,...

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Love the God. Because he loves us

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