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A few Sundays ago Pastor Rick spoke about Authenticity and the need to keep it simple.  We have a tendency to complicate the gospel and to add things to it. That is what the Pharisees were doing during Jesus’ time.  They made it tough to follow God, creating...

I was recently asked if I had an answer ready for the “beer truck test”.  I was embarrassed that I didn’t even know what it was, but I found out it was pretty simple.  Just one question, which I will paraphrase: “What will happen to the work...

What should couples do when the Bible seems relatively silent on their specific situation?  How can they move forward if they are arguing about a matter of mere preference, instead of something that is in conflict with Scripture. Here is a real counseling case that happened recently.  The...

I’ve dreaded this quadrennial event for some time now, but because of some of my recent thought processes, I dreaded it even more this year before it came a few weeks ago. No, I’m not talking about leap year. I got the call from my sister in Florida asking me...

When I walked into church and saw the communion table, my heart sank as I recalled Paul's admonition in 1 Corinthians to examine oneself before taking the bread and the cup, and the words of Matthew regarding making amends with your brother. Several days earlier, a misunderstanding with “Chris,”...

Spring is in the air!  We’re starting to hear the songs of birds, eager for worms in the warm soil. Flocks of geese are making their way back north, and daffodils are already popping up, just waiting for the perfect day to show off their...

We all should be concerned with how we care for our bodies.  There are all types of people who care deeply about what food they consume, where there food is from, and how their food is raised.  Some are vegetarians, while others don’t care if there is...