Message from Pastor Ron


12
Jun 2021

A woman took a crafts class on how to make wax objects and figurines. The class teacher was a local artist who had exacting standards and seldom passed out praise. The teacher constantly criticized this woman’s efforts, no matter how good the wax figures looked. The woman tried harder each week, but still the criticism increased. On the last night of the class the woman brought her final project, an apple, and placed it in front of the demanding teacher. The teacher immediately began criticizing the color, shape, and texture of the wax apple.......

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05
Jun 2021

“From everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him…” (Psalm 103:17).  His children! Maybe, this is something we all need to hear and should always hold dear. We will never outgrow the need for God’s love and we will never outlive the extent of His love. His love is from everlasting to everlasting. He will never stop loving you and will always be there for you. God will forever hold you in the grip of His great love! On the brink of a bluff above Lake Michigan a......

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29
May 2021

This past Sunday I preached on the topic, What About Doubt? In this message from Matthew 11:1-11 we explored how Jesus helped John the Baptist work through his doubts. (If you missed this message I would recommend that you go to our Website/Facebook and watch this video—especially if you occasionally have a bout with doubt). In this sermon I shared rock solid biblical principles to help you work through any battle with doubt—but I left something out. It’s a prayer which means a lot to me and it may be helpful to you. This......

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22
May 2021

There’s a story told by Tony Evans that makes me smile. It seems there was a woman who found that she was rather lonely and sometimes depressed following her husband’s passing. She needed something in her life to fill her time and lift her spirit. So she took a trip to the pet store, purchased a parakeet, and brought the bird home. She began to speak to the parakeet, but the bird would not talk back. The woman talked and talked for more than a week but there was no response. The......

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15
May 2021

In 1 Thessalonians 5:19 the Apostle Paul serves us one of his delicious donuts—okay, not really—actually one of his “do-nots.” He wrote, “Do not put out the Spirit’s fire” (v.19). The KJV says, “Do not quench (extinguish) the Spirit.” This is to say “Don’t put out the fire of the Holy Spirit’s influence and inspiration in your life.” Fire speaks of warmth, power and energy. Jesus said in Luke 12:49 that He came to bring fire on the earth. So one of the reasons He came was so we could experience the warmth, power, and energy of the......

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08
May 2021

Mother’s Day is always a special day for it is a set-apart day to honor our mothers. This will be true in church this Sunday. For many of you, your mothers are still around, and you will be able to express love through a call and a card. For others of you, your mother has passed, and you will remember her with fondness and, perhaps, some sadness. But we all have the opportunity, not just on this special day but every day, to honor our mothers by following their godly instruction. The Bible......

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01
May 2021

Today, I want to share with you a thought from a great devotional writer of times past A.B. Simpson: “I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10). God has three ways of helping us. First, He says, “I will strengthen you.” In other words, He is saying, “I will make you a little stronger yourself.” Second, He adds, “I will help you.” By that we understand Him to say, “I will add my strength to your strength, but you shall lead and I will help you.” Third,......

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24
Apr 2021

A heard a funny story about a little boy who wanted $100 very badly. He prayed for weeks, but nothing happened. So he decided to write a letter to God requesting $100. When the postal authorities received the letter to “God, USA”, they decided to send it to the President. The President was so amused that he instructed his assistant to send the little boy a $10 bill. The President thought this would appear to be a lot of money to a little boy. The little boy was delighted with the $10 bill, and......

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17
Apr 2021

This coming Sunday we will explore the subject of prayer in our study of faith from the book of James. I will share the message How Should We Pray? (James 5:13-18). I regard few topics more important than this one for the life of a Christian. The Bible says, “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). What other spiritual discipline are we told to do without stopping? None! This indicates just how significant this spiritual discipline is in the walk of a believer. Yet many have confessed how easy it is to neglect daily prayer. So why is......

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10
Apr 2021

Years ago a missionary in Brazil discovered a native tribe in a remote area of the rain forest near a large river. The tribe was in need of serious medical attention. It seems a contagious disease had spread quickly among the people and devastated the population. Many were sick and some were dying. A hospital was not too far away, across the river, but the tribal group refused to cross because they believed it was inhabited by evil spirits. Entering the water would mean certain death—they thought. The missionary testified how he......

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