Message from Pastor Ron


27
Jun 2020

A time of great testing calls for a time of great trusting! The Apostle Paul said, “We were under great pressure…But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me” (2 Corinthians 1:8; 12:9). I like the words of writer A.B. Simpson on this passage: “Nothing but the great trials and dangers we have experienced would ever have led some of us to know Him......

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20
Jun 2020

I heard about a pastor who preached a sermon in which he urged his people to always find something for which they could be glad no matter the difficult circumstances which came their way. He referred to the classic story of Pollyanna as the inspiration for this challenge. You remember the story… Pollyanna is an orphan, a child of missionaries, who has been sent to live with her stern and aloof Aunt Polly in Vermont. The Aunt is not particularly happy about her niece coming to live with her, but feels she......

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13
Jun 2020

I read about a man who was shipwrecked on a small island for several years. Finally, he was spotted by a passing ship. A fellow from the ship approached the island in a small boat and said, “Here is a bundle of newspapers. The captain said you should read them before deciding if you want to be rescued.” You may feel kind of like that right now. You may feel like you have been quarantined on a small island for a while and now just as you are about ready to get......

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06
Jun 2020

“I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go into the house of the LORD’” (Psalm 122:1).  This Sunday, June 7 – We’re Back!! We will reopen our Church for worship services at 9:30 am & 11:00 am (while live streaming both services on Facebook and our Website for all who are not yet ready or able to return). Please go to our Website or Facebook and watch the video Plan For Reopening to get the details of it. I look forward to it and I know you are excited about it! But I want to prepare us for it! Here are a few thoughts as......

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30
May 2020

The Book of Psalms teaches us, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord” (Psalm 37:23 KJV). So true—but I think it to be equally true: The stops of a good man (woman) are ordered by the Lord. The prophet Elijah diligently followed the leadership of God in His ministry and faithfully spoke with bold, fiery language the message of God. His spiritual journey with God took him through exciting and dramatic, if not risky, experiences such as challenging the prophets of Baal, confronting Ahab —the dangerous and evil King of Israel, calling down a......

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23
May 2020

I noticed something a couple of weeks ago as I was driving to church that was of interest to me—the volume of traffic was picking up noticeably. Then this week I observed an increase in vehicles considerably. Even more revealing, I heard the familiar South Florida sound of motorists angrily honking at one another. I haven’t heard that in a while and, frankly, it was sweet music to my ears. Yeah, I loved it! Here’s why—it means things are getting back to normal! We are heading toward Ordinary Days! Sometimes it feels to......

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16
May 2020

You know we’ve been through some difficult days over the last nine weeks of this Coronavirus quarantine—and it’s not quite over yet. Though the number of new cases is considerably down in Florida (and for that we can be grateful), yet there are still new cases reported every day. Also, have you seen the job reports? Unemployment is way up—too high—if you ask me. I think we all know that people need to get back to work and fortunately businesses are starting to open up in Broward next week. Also, we’ve all been nervous at......

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09
May 2020

When you are going through challenging times one of the most important things is to find a healthy perspective on your changing circumstances. This isn’t always easy, but it is necessary. We may not like what we are going through but it helps to believe that something good will come of it and that somehow we will be better off because of it. I would think the mother might endure the pains of birthing better with the knowledge that a new life is on the way and that her new baby will......

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02
May 2020

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8-9). The story is told about an old sea captain named Eleazar Hall who lived years ago in Bedford, Massachusetts during the era of great sailing ships. He was a highly revered local legend as a sea captain. He worked tirelessly and caught fish more successfully than anyone else in the area. He would stay......

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25
Apr 2020

Cambridge Dictionary definition:  “Signs of improvement in a situation that has been bad for a long time, or signs that a long and difficult piece of work is almost finished.” I don’t know about you but I am so ready for this pandemic thing to be over! Are you with me on that? And all God’s people said: AMEN!! Okay, it’s unanimous—it’s time to put this coronavirus behind us. If only it were that easy… I probably shouldn’t say it—alright I’ll say it: I border on being impatient, but honestly it is the......

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