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The Very First Thanksgiving

In the fall of 1621, just a few months after the Mayflower left to go back to England, Gov. William Bradford announced a time of Thanksgiving. For three days, the pilgrims rejoiced in the goodness of God. The celebration was a response of these godly people to the truth of the Word of God that […] Continue reading…

Jesus: The Centerpiece of God’s Action

In Luke 4, Jesus returns to Galilee and travels throughout the region. His fame increases as reports of his radical teaching spread.  He returns home and, as tradition taught Him, goes to his hometown synagogue. Entering the synagogue, Jesus reads from the Isaiah scroll that is handed to him. As Jesus reads from the scroll, […] Continue reading…

Sharing the Hope that is in YOU

1 Peter 3:15 says, “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.” The great Apostle Peter is telling us to set God and His Word first in our hearts. […] Continue reading…

Why We Are Not Studying God’s Word

There are some startling published statistics about the Bible and how so many Christians are not regularly reading  or studying it. George Barna, in 2005, asked American Christians to rate their spiritual maturity. Christians offered the harshest evaluation of their Bible knowledge with 25 percent calling themselves not too mature or not at all mature. […] Continue reading…

Fear Takes Us Backwards

Jesus, in Luke 10:1–2 points to the opportunity. He said to the people, “There’s tremendous opportunity but there’s a shortage of laborers. There’s a job to be done, but we don’t have enough people willing to work.” There’s not a jobs crisis; there is a worker crisis. In Luke 9:57–62 Jesus is approached by three […] Continue reading…

Breaking the 80/20 Rule

I refuse to give in to the world’s percentages.  I refuse to surrender to the Pareto Principle that says 20% of the people do 80% of the work. Or, 20% of the people do 80% of the church giving. I just don’t think it has to apply to us. There has to be a change. […] Continue reading…