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From High School Romance to Mature Love

June 21, 2019 by: Doug Knox

Genesis 29 They don’t call it “Falling” in Love for Nothing Something about a beautiful woman makes a man fall hard.  If he loses her, he lands hard, and sometimes his brokenness never heals.  Even the great men in the Bible dea... Keep Reading

Invitation and Challenge

June 14, 2019 by: Ryan Lawrence

I heard about a man named Monty Roberts who earned the nickname, “the Horse whisperer.” He developed a new way of working with horses that wasn’t cruel or time intensive. The traditional way of breaking a horse was to tie a horses leg to a post and f... Keep Reading

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