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Pray in Times of Crisis

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Our church is using this verse as our theme for 2016. It is our emphasis. It is our goal that through preaching and teaching this year we emphasize the importance of prayer in every aspect of our lives. This blog post if based on the second message in our series. The title of this message, […]

Proverb of the Day

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A Proverb every day enables the believer to grow in Bible principle line by line and precept by precept. The Proverbs are short, simple statements with profound impacts on our life. Proverbs 1:8 There is much mentioned in Proverbs about wisdom. Chapter 1 begins by discussing the importance of this topic. When we get to […]

The Power of the Son

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It was 11:15 on a sunny Wednesday morning. The temperature was 6 degrees and the windchill was 15 below zero as I walked across the parking lot toward the entrance to the hospital. That was when I heard a small crash by the building. Not a big one, but something had fallen. I looked over […]

Pastor of Your Church?

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Pastoring can be difficult work. You learn a lot being a pastor. Particularly about yourself. I had been at our church for almost 2 years. I preached every week. I listened to people. I thought I was doing what was best for the church. Was I? That is a question that is difficult to answer. […]

Is Your Reaction A Choice?

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Genesis 37 provides us with a plot right out of some of the most cantankerous and dysfunctional homes we can think of from a “reality” tv series.  You know the ones… They share the worst possible dirty laundry on national tv and then cannot believe it when NO ONE likes them and the public is […]

Criticism: The “ism” No One Wants To Hear

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At the core, most of us like being right.  Ok… I LOVE being right!  The worst is when I am convinced I am right, only to discover I was wrong.  How do you handle criticism?  Are you willing to listen?  Is there a good way or a bad way to hand out criticism?  Let’s take […]

Have You Done Your Devotions?

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2 Timothy 2:15 “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (NKJV)   Have you done your devotions?  How many times have you been asked that question?  I believe it is probably asked by someone who was attempting to be […]

From Naomi to Mara: A Perspective on Bitterness

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Ruth 1:20 “… Don’t call me Naomi.  Call me Mara, she answered, for the Almighty has made me very bitter.” (HCSB) Bitterness is a funny thing.  Perhaps funny is not the right word, because there really isn’t anything funny about bitterness.  Bitterness is destructive.  Bitterness leads toward rebellion.  Bitterness rips at our heart and soul.  […]

Ruth: A Story of Hope and Redemption

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Have you ever thought you have ran out of hope?  I mean, really, all your options have been spent.  Even your back up plans fell through miserably and there is not one more option left on the table?  How do you even respond when you get to that point?  Where would you turn?  What is […]

Plans for 2014!

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January 10, 2014   Dear Church Family, There has been a lot of change and addition that has taken place at Berean Baptist Church in 2013. Personally, I am so grateful to be a part of this church and all that God is doing and is going to do in the future. Thank you for […]