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Loving Your Enemies

In our own time, maybe no one has seen the social aspects of God’s Kingdom on earth quite like Martin Luther King, Jr. He stood toe to toe with the house of evil. He insisted in a number of his speeches that the key to the future was a certain “m...

 

The Other 'H' Word in the Bible

Over the years since I was a child in church, in various worship services, we have sung the old hymn, "When We All Get To Heaven." The chorus of the hymn says: “When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be. When we all see...

 

Love or Fear

When I was a little girl I went to Sunday School and sang “Jesus Love Me” and I knew he was always watching over me. However, I also knew that while watching over me, God also knew everything I did…good or bad! This made me fear Him. I often en...

 

The War That Ends All Wars

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, was first officially observed on May 30, 1868, on the order of General John Alexander Logan for the purpose of decorating the graves of the American Civil War dead. Arlington National Cemetery, filled...

 

So What is Grace

Grace is the unmerited favor of GOD, Grace was poured out on mankind with the Death and Resurrection of His Son Jesus. So Ive heard it explained this way Grace is GOD giving us something we don’t deserve, and Mercy is God not giving us something...

 

It's About Relationship

Jesus said, “I am the Vine, you are the branches…”   What Jesus was sayin’ was this: it’s good to be part of a larger group, workin’ towards larger goals – but at the same time, we gotta be connected to a center before we can...

 

Rostvit Twins to Sing at Nazarene Church May 23

Janice and Faye Rostvit, identical twins from Colorado Springs, Colo., will share in song and testimony at 10:30 a.m. May 23 at the Church of the Nazarene, 1445 Jackson St, Sidney. For more than 40...

 

Volunteer Sweat Equity

Houses of worship do not always come with an abundance of finances. Some are as the poet describes, the church in the wildwood. As the poet, songwriter describes, this church is a small fellowship in...

 

Let the Children Come

The end of the school year is rapidly approaching, and once again many of our children will be receiving school related awards. Students of various ages will be rewarded for their accomplishments in academics, as well as in music, sports, and a...

 

Praying With Purpose

Do you pray in generalities or do you “zero in” on a specific concern? Do you sometimes pray the wrong prayer? Are there times when you don’t know for what to pray? A few years ago, I fell and broke my hip. I vividly remember the prayer I...

 

Too Busy for God

Grandma used to tell me “ the devil rides on an idle horse”, and it’s true, but as I walk in this Christian life, it is clear, he also delights in the “ busy Christian.” In fact, that is one of the most common statements for Christians...

 

Death and Taxes?

I believe it was Benjamin Franklin, who, after signing the Constitution of the United States, touted the phrase, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” With the usual tax deadline being tomorrow, April 15,...

 

Living a Life Without God

We live in a world that seems angry and confusing, and without GOD it is exactly that, without GOD there is no hope. GOD has and is the answer to all of that anger and confusion. Philippians 4:4-9, speaks about looking to GOD and trusting GOD, and...

 

Eternal Love

There’s a 1988 song by the Christian rock group, Petra called “First Love.” Let me quote you the lyrics: 1) Sometimes I feel I’m pulled in so many wrong directions Sometimes I feel the world seducing my affections It’s not that I don’t...

 

Palm Sunday: What If?

This coming Sunday is known as Palm Sunday to Christians around the world. It is a day when we remember and celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ into the city of Jerusalem the week before his death and resurrection. It is also referred to as his...

 

The Sound of Joy

Have you ever noticed how once March rolls around, we begin to look for signs of Spring? Even though we know we probably will have more snow storms ahead, we are ready for warmer weather. The beautiful weather this last weekend made Spring even more...

 

A Transformation Checkup

There was a man who 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...

 

The Body of Christ

The Body of Christ is the Church. We may belong to different Denominations but we serve the same savior. 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 says we are neither Jew nor Greek, slave or free. We are noe, as the body has many but they all belong to one body, so...

 

Training for the Race

I’ve never been much of an athlete. I did play baseball for most of my growin’ up years, and I bowled for a while in Jr. High and High School. I dabbled in Track & Field for 1 year, but was never really serious about it; likewise, with football...

 

Super Bowl Sunday

Last Sunday was another Super Bowl Sunday, and once again millions of Americans watched he big game. They saw the Tampa Bay Buccaneers crowned the World Champions of professional football. The victorious players and coaches are now famous, and will...

 

The New Normal?

It has been practically a year since we were confronted with the global health crisis which has sent shock waves throughout the world. Whether we know it or not, everyone and everything is just a little bit different, if not a lot different. It is...

 

Masterpiece - A Work in Progress

Recently, I saw a post on Facebook that made me take notice. The post read: “You are allowed to be a masterpiece AND a work in progress”. I have always known I was a child of God and a real work in progress, but where does “masterpiece” fit...

 

Have A Little Faith

Testing of Your Faith 2 Count it all joy, my brothers,[b] when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete,...

 

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...

 

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