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The One That Would Not, Could Not

As we have learned from the Covid-19 crisis, there’s no guarantee for tomorrow in this game of life and death. So, it makes good sense to examine ourselves today in 2021 and make the most of the opportunities we do have. Paul says in 2 Cor. 6:2, ...

 

Who Has the Authority

The events of this past year have been challenging at the least, With the Covid Pandemic, and the Presidential election, life isn’t always what we expect. The Government would have you believe they have all the authority, but the word of GOD says...

 

Do Your Best, Trust God

The gospels all give different accounts of what happened to Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus AFTER Jesus was born in a borrowed stable… MATTHEW tells us of the frantic flight of the family down to Egypt, the return home 2 years later, and then nothi...

 

Star of Wonder

As I sit down to write this, I am still filled with the awe of seeing the Christmas Star shining brightly in the December sky. For the first time since medieval times, Jupiter and Saturn became so close to each other that they appeared as a bright ...

 

Beauty Like No Other

The beauty of Christmas is a beauty celebrated like no other time throughout the calendar year. Christmas decorations, Christmas lights, Christmas gifts, Christmas gatherings all speak of joy and peace. Christmas is in the air. It is good we together...

 

God's Wise Ones

I believe that God has always had His wise ones in every age of this earth’s history. God has given wisdom to Judges, Kings and Prophets so that His people would understand the times in which they lived and know what to do. Surely, in today’s...

 

Steadfastness, Unity

Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends! 2 I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. 3 Yes, and I ask you, my true...

 

Use Your Fear

Call to mind the parable Jesus told about a wealthy man who gave three of his servants a sum of money, a “talent,” and then left on a trip, expecting the servants to do something with the money.  When he got back, he had them come to him for a...

 

Give Thanks In All Circumstances

As we all know, 2020 has been a very difficult year for people in Sidney and Cheyenne County, as well as the rest of the world. Here in the United States, the Covid pandemic, along with economic loss, social upheaval and political chaos have caused...

 

Cling to Christ

Enough! Enough already!!! That seems to be the cry of people across our country. We are seeing more anxiety as thoughts and conversations seem to turn to the Covid- 19 virus, the 2020 election, fires, droughts, hurricanes, loss of jobs, loneliness,...

 

Be Obedient

Reading 1, Titus 3:1-7 1 Remind them to be obedient to the officials in authority; to be ready to do good at every opportunity; 2 not to go slandering other people but to be peaceable and gentle, and always polite to people of all kinds. 3 There was...

 

God's Immunization Plan

My wife and I 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. Let’s consider the vaccination/immunization process...

 

Dont Just Hear, Do

Author James Moore tells the story of a man who died and went to heaven. As he was shown around, he was very impressed with the sights – beautiful gardens full of flowers, and mansions built of marble and gold and precious stones.  It was all so...

 

The Truth

We have probably all heard this joke which some people like to tell with different variations: How do you know when a politician is lying? How do you know when an attorney is lying? How do you know when a used car salesman is lying? How do you know...

 

Answered Prayer

Recently, tens of thousands of Christians gathered in Washington DC to pray for our country. At the same time people all over the country were praying. When reporting on this event on TV, one of the commentators wondered what kind of affect so many...

 

Training for The Call

The sunrises and sunsets are varied shades of red against the tinted clouds, a symptom of the many fires that are or have been burning west of Sidney. Hurricanes have impacted the Gulf of Mexico regio...

 

Make Our Election Sure

It seems like, we are always counting down to something, aren’t we? It’s like we want something new to happen, something exciting, something different, a looking forward to a future day, when the old routine of things will change. We hear this...

 

Peace in the Middle of Turmoil

I write this article on the Anniversary of the Destruction of the World Trade Center, Pentagon and the Plane Crash in a Pennsylvania field. The emotions that go through me even after 19 years are so very real, but my focus has changed from 19 years...

 

Sidney Nazarene Church Hosting Movie 'Priceless' Sept. 20

On Freedom Sunday, Sept. 20, at 3:30, the Church of the Nazarene will be hosting the movie “Priceless” at the Fox Theatre.  Together as a church, we are called to join in the restorative and transformative work of God. That call is for us to...

 

Facing Fear

Franklin Roosevelt said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Someone else once said, “The opposite of faith isn’t doubt – the opposite of faith is fear.” It’s true – fear can limit us – defeat us – stop us cold ...

 

Baptism At Bridgeport

This past Sunday I had the privilege of helping baptize eight people at Bridgeport Lake. During the 33 years that I have been a pastor in Sidney, I have been blessed to help baptize over three hundred people at Bridgeport. It is always a wonderful...

 

Peace and a Quiet Mind

As a young girl, I can remember my mom saying, “I have so much to do, I can’t even think!” At the time, that didn’t make much sense to me. However, I can now better understand what she was saying. She was saying she was under a lot of stress...

 

A Year Ago

Imagine for a few moments what your life was like approximately one year ago. Whatever you imagine, never would you have believed that a year later you, along with others, would be where we are today. The world is a different place altogether. We...

 

We All Have a Decision to Make

Some people think hell isn’t gonna be all that bad – especially since all their friends are gonna be there! But here’s the truth of it – hell is eternal darkness and solitude, in eternal flames and agony! Hell is a forever separation from...

 
 By Doug Birky    Community    July 22, 2020

Congratulations To the High School Class of 2020

It finally happened in the heat of this Summer. Our Sidney High School Seniors were able to have their graduation ceremony this past Saturday morning. It was a very unusual ending to a most unusual school year. Hopefully our graduates were...

 

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