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A Glorious Shadow

A GLORIOUS SHADOW “But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.  And  because you have been made sons [if you have believed in the Son],…

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City of Peace

Last Wednesday I sat down at Riverfront Park for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Minto Brown walking bridge. The mayor spoke. Senator Peter Courtney, whom the bridge is named after, also had some wonderful words to say. Then the crowd gathered at the bridge entrance for the ceremonial ribbon cutting. It was a…

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Guilty as Charged

John 8 captures the story of the woman caught in adultery. I have read this portion of scripture dozens of times, and have always been drawn to Jesus’ grace, clarity of thought and balance. Unfortunately, I think many folks are too quick to jump to the “He who is without sin, cast the first stone”…

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Hello Summer

Today is the first day of June. Hello Summer (you are welcome here). This is often the start of a 3 month season in which folks hit the road, rev up the boat, head to the coast, or do whatever summer-time activity makes up for the long, dreary winter. I say:  have fun! But in…

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The Most Important Factor

I love us. And by “us” I mean all of us.  The whole big US!   From you and your circle of friends, to our gathering in West Salem, to the many other groups of believers in Jesus in our town who grow together, even as many of us who call on Jesus’ Name around…

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Focus on the One

Years ago I heard a preacher by the name of Andy Stanley say this:  “Do for one what you wish you could do for all.” I took that to heart. It was a timely point of instruction for me, because I had been in an extended season of something known as “compassion fatigue.” Compassion fatigue…

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Waiting On God

Have you ever watched as people you know and love push their way up social or corporate ladders only to find themselves in places they were never intended to be?  Or watched relationships move forward against wise counsel, only to end horribly? What about seeing plans made and executed successfully only to bear no fruit?…

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The Most Wonderful Day

I love the special days. In the forty-six years since, at 17, I received the mercy and forgiveness of my Lord Jesus, I have never for even a moment regretted believing in Him.  The day I first believed was a wonderful day. Since then, His Word has given meaning and direction to my life. His Holy…

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Passion Week

This is the beginning of the Passion Week of Jesus. I want to encourage you to join us for our Good Friday service this Friday (duh) at 6:30 pm. Then on Resurrection Day – EASTER SUNDAY – we have four services. Invite friends and family to join us at 8:00am, 9:30am (ASL interpretation provided), 11:00am…

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The Girl Who Said Yes

I had a coffee date with my best friend Jenny last January. We were talking about how much we’ve changed since high school and all that God has done in our lives the past few years. She said something that has really stuck with me the past few months: “It’s been amazing seeing you go…

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