If You Know Me

June 9th, 2019 | A Reflection of John 14:8-17 Scripture for this week: John 14:8-17 | Scripture for next week: John 16:12-15 I’ve been married to my wife Brenda since 1993.  I met her in 1987, so I’ve known her for 32 years.  I’ve known her, for 32 years, but do I really know her? …

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If You Know Me

A Reflection of John 14:8-17 June 9th, 2019   Scripture for this week: John 14:8-17 Scripture for next week: John 16:12-15     I’ve been married to my wife Brenda since 1993.  I met her in 1987, so I’ve known her for 32 years.  I’ve known her, for 32 years, but do I really know…

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A Love Poem

Pastor’s Blog – A Reflection on the Scripture for Sunday May 19, 2019 Scripture for this week: John 13: 31-35 Scripture for next week: John 14:23-29   When we are reading a story, context is everything.  My wife and kids are participating together in the national Game of Thrones adventure.  Even though one son is…

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Peace Be with You

Pastor’s Blog – In Conversation with the Scripture for Sunday April 28, 2019 Scripture for this week: John 20:19-31 Scripture for next week: John 21:1-19 About one hundred year ago, Albert Einstein was refining his general theory of relativity.  He was certain in his math.  He believed what his formulas were describing, but he did…

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Receiving: How to Share a Meal

Pastor’s Blog A Conversation for the Maundy Thursday Scripture  Scripture Lesson: John 13:1-20   Perhaps there is nothing more important in life than how we eat.  What we eat is important; the ingredients of our meals determine our physical health.  However, who we eat with and how we eat with those people may just be…

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The Way of Peace

Pastor’s Blog April 10th, 2019 A discussion of the Scripture for Sunday April 14th, 2019 Scripture for This Week: Luke 19:28-43    Scripture for Next Week: Luke 24:1-12   Context is everything.  We hear a snippet of conversation and our anger flairs, emotions run high, we assume we know what is going on because of the…

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Letting the Light In

A Blog Discussing the Scripture for Sunday April 7th   Scripture for This Week: John 12:1-11 Scripture for Next Week: Luke 19:28-40   Last Sunday my wife and I went to Tulsa to hear Rob Bell speak about a life centered on Joy.  He said Joy is not the same as being happy which he…

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The Sins of the Father

Pastor’s Blog A Blog Discussing the Scripture for Sunday March 31st, 2019   Scripture for this week: Luke Chapter 15 Scripture for next week: John 12:1-11   My dad’s side of the family are German immigrants who scratched a living out the South Dakota soil.  My dad was born during a blizzard on a kitchen…

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It Sounds So Easy…

Pastor’s Blog Thoughts About the Scripture for Sunday March 24th Scripture for this Week: Luke 12:57- 13:9 Scripture for Next Week: Luke 15:1–3 11b–32    Jesus is on fire!  He is laying down the Gospel in no-holds barred form and challenging all comers.  He has just very bluntly told the crowd to whom he is…

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Entering the Realm of God

Pastor’s Bog – A Worship Guide for March 17, 2019 Scripture for this Week:  Genesis 15:1–12, 17–18 Scripture for Next Week: Luke 13:1–9     What are you afraid of?  No one is listening in, nobody else is here to judge.  What are you afraid of?  Christ would love to help eliminate that fear.  But…

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