Message from Pastor Ron


29
Jun 2019

During World War II some men carried the body of a friend to a local cemetery in a small village in France. But the priest refused to bury him there because he was not Catholic. So the men buried their friend just outside the cemetery fence. The next day they could not find the grave. So they went back to the priest and he explained, “The first part of the night I stayed awake, sorry for what I had told you. The second part of the night I spent moving the fence.”......

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08
Jun 2019

A storm alert can serve a useful purpose when a severe storm is nearing your location. Who would not want to be warned when danger is imminent and the safety of your family is paramount? Charles Swindoll tells a story on this subject worth remembering- Pastor Bruce D. Weaver and his wife drove in their car to pick up their son from Vacation Bible School. The sky was growing dark and there was a storm watch in effect, but no rain was falling yet. The theme for their Vacation Bible School had......

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01
Jun 2019

Jesus once taught His disciples, “that they should pray and not give up” (Luke 18:1). How about you? Are you ever discouraged in your prayers and tempted to give up? If so, then l hope you will look carefully and prayerfully today at the words of C.H. Spurgeon, the great preacher of a previous era, and consider his thoughts on this subject. These words have meant the world to me; I hope they will move you similarly! God’s timing is not ours to command. If we do not start the fire with the first strike of......

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25
May 2019

This past Sunday we looked at Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 1:15-23 and I spoke about what it teaches us all about prayer. However, one thing I did not mention is this: Before Paul begins his prayer of intercession for others, he first offers a prayer of thanksgiving for them. Actually, this is characteristic of Paul because twenty six times in his writings he thanks God for other believers. But why? I think because he realized just how important they were to him. He could not do ministry without them and they meant the world......

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18
May 2019

I enjoy watching Major League Baseball this time of the year and throughout the summer every year. MLB has not changed much over time but there is one new development in recent years. The umpires will make a judgment call on the field and now some of these rulings can be challenged. For instance, a base runner may come sliding into second base and the official call him out. The manager of the base runner’s team may challenge the ruling and, at this point, the umpire will go to the side near......

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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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