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Posted on June 24, 2018 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (1)

During Jesus’ trial, Pontius Pilate asked the question, “What is truth?” and in the world that we live in it appears that that question is more relevant than it has ever been before. Far to often, in the world that we live in, people have the attitude that truth is relative. In fact, many have simply rejected the concept of “Absolute Truth”. They say that ̶...

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An Open Letter to My Children

Posted on June 17, 2018 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)


Well, it’s Father’s Day and I, along with thousands of other fathers across the US, are expecting to enjoy another beautiful Father’s Day Sunday. As I write my Pastor’s Pen this morning I am reminded of just how truly blessed I really am. I, like many of you, grew up in a home that had a strong father figure. As I was growing up I knew that my Dad was not pe...

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Living in a Changing World

Posted on June 10, 2018 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

As the leaders of the United States and North Korea capture the attention of the world as they come together for an unprecedented meeting; as the fans of Anthony Bourdain reel over his apparent suicide; and the followers of Charles Krauthammer grieve over the announcement of his soon coming death; we are reminded of the uncertainty of life. We saw it about a week ago as at least 109 people died as a wall of...

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Hope is Not Lost

Posted on June 3, 2018 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Today, we once again return to our study in the life of Gideon. For Gideon, his life had been turned upside down, the Midianites had come and everything in Gideon’s world had changed, but what he did not know was that God was about to change everything in his life again. God was about to take this insignificant young man and turn him into one of the greatest heroes of all time. Yes, God was a...

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Their Great Impact

Posted on May 27, 2018 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

 Every year our nation pauses for a moment to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice so that we can have this freedom that we so often take for granted. Yes, those who have given so much came from all walks of life, it didn’t matter if they were rich or poor, it didn’t matter if they were black or white, it didn’t matter if their family had just come to live in this great na...

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Antonio is Visiting!

Posted on May 20, 2018 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Antonio  Ner

Today, we are once again thrilled to have our dear brother, Antonio Ner with us in our services.  Antonio has been a long time friend of our church. A friendship which began many years ago, as one Sunday night, he and Brother Guillermo Olipas simply showed up for our Sunday Evening Service. Throughout these many years, Anto...

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Why Did God Create Mothers?

Posted on May 13, 2018 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

In Genesis 3:20, the Bible tells us “And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.” When we look at this text we find some very interesting things. First, we realize that at this point in the Biblical story Eve had not even had any children, she wasn’t even pregnant, yet Adam said that she was “the mother of all living” and he gives her the name Eve or...

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Share Responsibility

Posted on May 6, 2018 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Everyday it seems that our lives become more complicated as we are bombarded with news and information from every side, but to be completely honest, it appears that we like it that way. We (as a society) have become addicted to information. We have an unlimited supply via the internet and most of us take full advantage of it. Of course, we still have our more traditional sources, that is we can still get news thr...

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The Battle for our Children

Posted on April 29, 2018 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

You may have heard the story of Alfie Evans, the little boy who died this week after the courts refused to allow his parents to seek medical treatment somewhere else even though there had been offers and opportunities. Yes, his parents had been fighting the hospital and the courts for the life of their child, but rather than allowing the child to be moved out of the country for experimental treatment, ...

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When Hope is Almost Gone

Posted on April 15, 2018 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

In last weeks post, we ended by looking at a passage from the book of Lamentations. It went like this: “This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in Him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him,...

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Is God Good?

Posted on April 8, 2018 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

It’s a common expression, “God is Good”. I know you’ve heard it, perhaps you’ve even said it yourself, but is it true? Is God really “Good”? I usually hear it expressed by a person who believes, or at least feels that God has done something “good” for them. They are having a “good” day, they have “good” health, they have a “good&#...

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Cowards Like Us?

Posted on April 1, 2018 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Have you ever heard of a thing called peer pressure? Well, of course you have. If you are a teenager you have probably heard your parents give a few “hundred” lectures about the subject. If you are a parent, then you have probably given a few of those lectures yourself. So, why are those lectures so important? Why are we so concerned about that subject? Well, I think tha...

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Why Did Jesus Die?

Posted on March 25, 2018 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Today marks the beginning of Passion Week, the week of Jesus’ betrayal and crucifixion. It is a week that is a vivid reminder of just how much Jesus loves us and the extent that He was willing to go to in order to rescue, redeem and restore mankind.

Today is also known as Palm Sunday, the day of Jesus’ Triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Now to some this seems a bit confusing, the fac...

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Spring is on the Way

Posted on March 18, 2018 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Yes, in just two ways, spring will be here and I couldn't be happier. 

As I sit here this morning and look out at my freshly mowed lawn (Yes, I broke down and mowed it for the first time yesterday) and I see our cat, still in her winter coat, I am reminded of the changing of the seasons and how they affect us. I, like most people, love the spring. I love the feel ...

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Saying Good-bye to Our Heroes (Part 2)

Posted on February 25, 2018 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Last week, as I wrote “Saying Goodbye to our Heroes”, I had no Idea that this week our nation would be saying goodbye to one of the most influential men of the 20th century. Yes, the evangelist Billy Graham has also gone on to his eternal reward. According to throughout his ministry he preached to more than 80 million people (not counting the countless millions h...

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Saying Good-bye to Our Heroes

Posted on February 18, 2018 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Death is one of the few certainties in life. It has been said that we live, we pay taxes and we die. Well, if we live, we may or may not pay taxes, but statistics prove that 100 out of every 100 people die and unless the rapture takes place, both we and everybody that we know will die. 

This past week the mother of two of our ladies, an aunt of one of our men, a great missionary ...

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The State of Our Unions

Posted on February 11, 2018 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Last week’s Pastor’s Pen was about the “ The State of the Union” and it was suggested by someone that I should have saved that title until this week as Valentines Day is quickly approaching, and to be perfectly honest they had a really good point. The truth is, the “Union”, that is the Marriage Union, in this country is in really big trouble. But, why? Why have we seen such a decline in marriage, Why are divorce rates so high, even among Chri...

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The State of the Union

Posted on February 4, 2018 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

This past week the President gave his State of the Union Address to Congress. This is a tradition which goes all the way back to the first President of the United States, George Washington. Through the years this address has been given as a speech or as a written document to the members of the Congress of These United States. During the Johnson administration this speech has been shifted to a prime time spot on national TV and of course, in doing so has become a bit more politi...

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Satan???s Dirty Little Secret

Posted on January 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Ready? His secret is…… that he uses the “truth” to deceive. Now I realize that this topic is not new, but none the less it is an important one. 1 Peter 5:8 tells us to “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” In fact, in John 8:44 Jesus said of Satan that “ ...He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth i...

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Facing a New Year

Posted on January 7, 2018 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

As I sat down this morning I realized that this is the first Sunday of 2018. As I considered that reality, I could not help but think about how quickly 2017 had passed and all the years before as well. Now I realize that I have talked and even preached about the passing of time before, but once again I found myself gripped with the reality of the brevity of life. The scriptures tell us that life is but a “vapor” which quickly passes away. The passage where this is f...

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