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Why Prayer Is Difficult

June 7, 2019 by: Kevin Burkholder

Have you ever thought about why prayer is difficult? Today a few thoughts about how churches struggle when it comes to gathering for prayer. 1. Prayer is not exciting. Well, it is, but it's not. How's that for talking out of both sides of my mouth? Prayer, communica... Keep Reading

Power of Prayer

May 31, 2019 by: Kevin Burkholder

If I asked: "Do you believe prayer works?" most believers would answer "yes".  A similar question about an area of our spiritual development where we struggle most would probably reveal "prayer" as a common answer. So, we believe in it, but we struggle with it ... Keep Reading

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Acts 9:1-31 The Two Types of Biblical Call If we name Jesus as Lord, we have been called by God into his family.  The Apostle Paul describes our calling to faith this way: “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, fo... Keep Reading

Killing Sexual Sin

May 17, 2019 by: Kevin Burkholder

Maybe you read the title of this with great interest. Maybe the problem has touched your life little. Maybe you battle greatly, or someone you know concerns you. Maybe the Spirit has brought about great self control.  Either, let me encourage you: with God's hel... Keep Reading

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Entering through the eye of a needle

May 10, 2019 by: Ryan Lawrence

I recently had my car totaled at no fault of my own. I was near to paying off the car and, if averages hold true, I would have had that car for another 7 or 8 years without any car payment. Another one of my friends was in a hit and run and, unfortunately, he was not ... Keep Reading

Love Hopes All Things. Or Does It?

May 3, 2019 by: Kevin Burkholder

Do you recognize the phrase in the title? Did your mind immediate fix onto a Scripture passage, or did you start scanning your memory? Do you accept it as a nice phrase, but wonder where it came from?  Did you think of a wedding? Love hopes all things. Let ... Keep Reading

Bible Study Writeup

April 26, 2019 by: Linda Brower

I recently participated in the Goss Ladies’ Bible Study of a book by Lysa Terkeurst, “It’s Not Supposed to be This Way”. We all go through trials in life. This book really brought home to me that God is always in control. It taught me to ... Keep Reading

Having a Purpose When I was in high school, I bought a Mason Williams record album.  One of the cuts was a tongue-in-cheek song that lasted about thirty seconds.  Here are the entire lyrics of the song:  “Isn’t life beautiful? &... Keep Reading

The Hidden Treasure

April 12, 2019 by: Ryan Lawrence

One of my favorite parables is the one about the hidden treasure. It is just one verse, but it packs a punch. “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys ... Keep Reading

The Self Aware Christian

April 5, 2019 by: Kevin Burkholder

"The Self-Aware Christian" may sound like a pretty selfish title. My goal in this post will involve taking a look inside, but not in pursuit of self-absorption.  Instead, true self-awarenes should lead us to a Biblically accurate view of ourselves, an increasi... Keep Reading