Short-term Missions


In my experience as a pastor, there are many benefits of short-term missions: BLESSINGS: People who engage in obeying the great commission are to be blessed abundantly by God. Those who go on short term missions trips realize that we are blessed to be a blessing. The experiences I had were not a feeling of …

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What’s the use?


2 Timothy – 2:20-21 “In a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and earthenware, and some for noble use, some for ignoble. If anyone purifies himself from what is ignoble, then he will be a vessel for noble use, consecrated and useful to the master of …

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New Year “answers”


    I am starting the new year with some answers to (anonymous) questions I have received, and I have also added an Email widget on my blog and a comment section on my website for this purpose. If you have a question you want answered, I will do my best to do so as often …

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Hail the incarnate Deity


John 1:1-5 and 14     The second thing I want us to notice is how verse 1 and verse 14 fit so well together. Bible scholars call it a “couplet”…Verse 1 – “In the beginning was the Word” – Verse 14 – “And the Word was made flesh” - Verse 1 – “and the Word …

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Veiled in flesh


    In the great Christmas Hymn “Hark The Herald” we find the words; “Veiled in flesh the God-head see Hail the incarnate deity…Pleased as man with men to dwell, Jesus our Emmanuel.” This is where we find ourselves this morning, looking once again into the manger of Bethlehem at the baby Jesus, and trying to …

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Do you know what I know?


    The Christmas story really begins with one Old Testament prophecy after another of a promised Savior; a coming King; the Messiah; who would redeem his people and reconcile them unto God the Father. The centerpiece, so to speak, of all these prophecies is Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will …

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“Do you see what I see?”


    Today’s part of the story tells us about a man named Simeon, whom, it seems had waited his whole lifetime for Christ to be born. Scripture says that it was revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die until he had seen the Savior. Take a hard, long, look at …

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