Message from Pastor Ron


04
May 2019

Do you get weather alerts on your cell phone? I used to but I took it off. I found I was getting them all the time and they were more annoying than alarming. When storm season comes back I may reverse my decision and allow this option. But it did make me think about the idea of the Lord giving us some kind of “storm alert” when we are going through a stormy season in our personal lives. If the Lord would allow it, then I might like to have it before......

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20
Apr 2019

Writer Warren Wiersbe shares the following true story: In 1930, King George V of England was set to deliver an important live radio broadcast. But minutes before the broadcast, someone tripped over a wire in the CBS radio studio in New York City and over a million radios went silent. A young mechanic named Harold Vivian quickly fixed the problem. He picked up both ends of the cable and allowed the current to pass through his body. It was low voltage, but still his arms shook from the current. But he hung......

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13
Apr 2019

During my seminary years at Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, one of my professors was Dr. David Fite, a former missionary in Cuba. He and his father-in-law were placed in prison for preaching the gospel. They were frequently put in solitary confinement or forced to stand at attention all day long. Fite’s father-in-law, now advanced in years, would struggle to find the stamina to stand without moving, slumping or even collapsing during a whole day. When he did, the guards would beat him for his failure to follow their cruel orders.......

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06
Apr 2019

I read recently an article about a group of ornithologists who spent a period of time studying a family of eagles on the edge of a canyon. They were able to observe and film an eaglet hatching and then growing. On the 67th day, the little bird perched on the edge of the nest for over an hour, stretched its wings to test the air, and then leaned forward into the wind over the canyon’s edge. Finally, the eaglet’s legs pushed off the nest and it began to fly, though unsteady, for the......

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30
Mar 2019

“The older I get the less I question and the more I trust.” (Corrie Ten Boom)   We probably all have something in common as God’s children. It is this: we will go through times in which we find ourselves questioning God. That’s not unusual but I think rather typical–especially given the right combination of circumstances. But there are some things we will never understand this side of heaven. Therefore, we must learn to trust God even when we don’t understand. Scripture is clear on this and that is something we can......

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23
Mar 2019

The following poem, titled Present Tense, was written by a 14 year old, Jason Lehman, who beautifully picture for us what a life of discontentment looks like. I will let it speak for itself- It was spring, But it was summer I wanted, The warm days, And the great outdoors.   It was summer, But it was fall I wanted, The colorful leaves, And the cool, dry air.   It was fall, But it was winter I wanted, The beautiful snow, And the joy of the holiday season.   It was winter,......

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16
Mar 2019

“Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to adversity.” (Charles Spurgeon) Make no mistake about it, there is no escape from difficulties in life. The Apostle Paul had thorns in his flesh and we feel thorns in our lives too. Here’s the reality: God allows adversity. It’s true from the best of us to the worst of us. No one is immune to the problems of life and none are exempt from tragedy in life. Problems are common to all and all too common. One of my favorite cartoons when I......

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09
Mar 2019

President Ronald Reagan once told the story of an incident when he was a teen and needed a new pair of boots made. In those days, you couldn’t just go to a shoe store, you went to the shoemaker shop. The cobbler asked the young man, “Do you want blunt end toes or pointed end toes?” Reagan shrugged his shoulders and said, “I don’t care, whatever you think.” When the boots were ready, Reagan examined his new boots and looked at the toes. One of them was flat, the other boot was......

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23
Feb 2019

I heard a story about a man who bragged that he had cut off the tail of a man-eating lion with his pocketknife. Someone asked him why he hadn’t cut off the lion’s head. The man said, “Because someone else had already done that.” Some things may not be too hard in life. But other things take real courage! It is for these things that God promises His children the grace to move forward boldly and face them with strength and courage. Joshua and the Hebrews stood on the bank of the......

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16
Feb 2019

Let’s think about what we talked about this past Sunday regarding temptation. Even though we will be tempted, we will not face a temptation so great that it cannot be resisted. The reason? It is because God restrains that temptation. The Bible says, “God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide you a way out so that you can stand up under it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).   God promises to help and that is why Jesus......

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