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 By Pastor Jim Nichols    Community    May 6, 2016

When the good Lord created mothers

Mothers are teachers. Mothers are disciplinarians. Mothers are cleaning ladies. Some mothers are gardeners and mowers of lawns. Other Mothers are expert bakers and window washers too. Mothers are nurs...

 
 By Pastor Jim Nichols    Community    February 5, 2016

Living in the Valley

Well, we made it through January. How are your new year’s resolutions coming along? Yea, I feel your pain. There’s just something about making changes in my lifestyle that seems like a lonely project. Is there any help out there? Why don’t we...

 
 By Pastor Jim Nichols    Community    November 13, 2015

Singing for Jesus

Some years ago, following fellowship dinner at church, the folks would gather together and have a good old fashioned testimony service with singing, sharing of blessings and telling what the Lord has done in their lives. The experience was like the...

 
 By Jim Nichols    Community    October 23, 2015

God's immunization plan

My wife and I just recently received our annual fall flu shot, and it got me to thinking about how the vaccine and immunization program has played an important role in avoiding many harmful diseases. I would like to use the vaccination process as a...

 
 By Pastor Jim Nichols    Community    July 31, 2015

Interpreting the times and seasons

Considering Pope Francis’ recent world travels to South America, as well as, the soon anticipated September visit to the United States, to meet with the Congress and United Nations, I thought a little humor would be in order with some observations...

 
 By Pastor Jim Nichols    Community    July 10, 2015

Play the ball where the monkey drops it

This past Father’s Day, my youngest son, Alan, and I played for the first time at Sidney’s Hillside Golf Course. It was a wonderful challenge with fast greens, lost balls and a healthy dose of sunshine. As you may know, there are many famous...

 
 By Pastor Jim Nichols    Community    April 17, 2015

God's Gospel Gift of Grace

Today, I would like to examine the topic of God’s grace, with the endeavor of finding a good usable definition. There are many books on the market about this topic, but I have yet to find a really good practical definition. I did a word study on...

 
 By Pastor Jim Nichols    Community    March 27, 2015

The Gospel of 'And'

The experience of God’s grace has been one of these controversial topics that has been debated, argued, abused, misunderstood, and caused many a rift between believers of all kinds. Throughout centuries past, and even in today’s theological...

 
 By Pastor Jim Nichols    Community    January 2, 2015

Close the gate behind you

The school year was coming to an end and Margie and Tommy, best friends with Cindy and Denny, thought it would be a great idea to invite them to go with them to Grandpa and Grandma’s farm for the summer. After a long drive and a good night’s...

 
 By Pastor Jim Nichols    Community    October 24, 2014

"I choose to refuse to doubt"

How many are familiar with the book, “Pilgrim’s Progress?” Written in the latter part of the 1600s, Paul Bunyan portrays an allegorical account of “Christianity.” I’m reminded of one of the most exciting events in the book when...

 
 By Pastor Jim Nichols    Community    August 8, 2014

The point of no return

It happened a long time ago. There were nearly 100 kids attending the Adventist Junior Camp at Broken Arrow Ranch, located on the shores of Tuttle Creek Reservoir, near Manhattan, Kansas. The week long camp for 10-12 year olds involved a lot of water...

 
 By Pastor Jim Nichols    Community    May 23, 2014

The War Behind All Wars

Well, it’s Memorial Weekend. Some look at it as the first part of summer, with the annual trip to the Lake, fun in the sun, reunions and family fellowship, and a weekend of relaxation. Some celebrate it as a holiday from working, just a break in...

 
 By Jim Nichols    Community    March 14, 2014

The purpose of prophecy

Prophecy can save lives if heeded. A merchant seaman, Morgan Robertson, wrote a novel called “The Wreck of the Titan.” Many publishers refused to publish it because the story was “too unbelievable.” But more than 13 years later, the Titanic...

 
 By Jim Nichols Seventh Day Adventist Church    Community    January 3, 2014

Hope of Christ's Coming and the New Year

Well, the year 2013 has come and gone, and 2014 has begun. As a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, I believe that every year’s passing brings us closer to the Second Coming of Jesus. Here we are, more than 2,000 years after the first coming of Jesus...

 
 By Pastor Jim Nichols    Community    March 23, 2013

Guilty, yet acquitted

“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting Gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying, ‘Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of...

 
 By Jim Nichols    Community    January 5, 2013

Never to be the same again!

How many have heard that famous Nursery Rhythm entitled, “Humpty Dumpty?” You know… “Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the King’s horses, and all the king’s men, couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty back together...

 
 By Jim Nichols    Community    December 29, 2012

Resolutions and transformation

A man made a permanent move into a retirement home. It wasn’t long before he made friends with a special lady. They spent a lot of time together and finally one evening he proposed, asking her to marry him. The next morning he woke up remembering h...