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Articles written by Pastor Doug Birky

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 By Pastor Doug Birky    Community    January 8, 2016

Happy New Year from heaven

The Holy Scriptures reveal that God in heaven wants you have a happy new year. Look at the kind of “happy newness” he offers us both now and forever if we put our faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us: “Therefore, if...

 By Pastor Doug Birky    Community    September 18, 2015

Let God define marriage

As all of us are aware, our U.S. Supreme Court ruled last June that same sex couples can now be legally married throughout our country. The court claimed that it was an issue of equality, dignity and civil rights granted by the Constitution. In this...

 By Pastor Doug Birky    Community    February 20, 2015

Lord, are we there yet?

Most of us as parents have taken family car trips with our children and heard these impatient words: “Are we almost there yet? When will we get there? How much longer will it be?” Often those agonizing questions are asked when there is still a...

 By Pastor Doug Birky    Community    December 12, 2014

How well do you know the Christmas story?

How well do you know the true story of Christmas? Did Joseph and Mary go to Bethlehem to pay taxes? Did Mary ride on a donkey because it was too difficult for her to walk? Did an inn keeper tell Joseph and Mary that there was no room for them in the...

 By Pastor Doug Birky    Community    September 26, 2014

Back to the Book

The month of October is almost here, and by now students in our schools and universities should be back into the routine of daily education. They should all be back to their books. The time they spend reading and studying these books can be valuable...

 By Pastor Doug Birky    Community    July 11, 2014


One week ago we celebrated another Fourth of July, and once again we were reminded of the precious freedoms that we possess as a nation. The United States has been blessed by God with the kind of freedom that most of the world has never experienced....