Newsletter: Rejoice in the Lord Always

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. – Philippians 4:4 By Fr. Christopher Waters When was the last time you expressed joy or great delight? If you are like me, you may have trouble remembering the last time you rejoiced. After all, life is hard. Our circumstances may not be conducive to […]

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Newsletter: I Am Weak, But He Is Strong

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. – 2 Corinthians 12:9 By Fr. Christopher Waters Most of us would say that we awaken […]

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Newsletter: Receive the Gift of Peace

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me-practice these things, and the God of peace […]

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Newsletter: The Lord’s Joy

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16 By Fr. Christopher Waters I recently read a devotional that suggested that the operative word of Holy Scripture is not Love, but Give. The author’s point was that, […]

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Newsletter: Season of Blessing

“They set out from Elim, and all the congregation of the people of Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had departed from the land of Egypt. And the whole congregation of the people of Israel grumbled against Moses […]

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Newsletter: What’s Your Focus?

“Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning” – Luke 12:35 By Fr. Christopher Waters In my sermon series, “The God Who Acts,” I have been describing our God as One who does not sit by idly with no care for us. Our God is active. He has a plan of salvation and He […]

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Newsletter: Worry Would Be Impossible

“Offer the sacrifices of the righteous and trust in the Lord.” – Psalm 4:5 By Fr. Christopher Waters In a recent Bible study, I was asked if I trusted the LORD in everything? I read over that line rather quickly and answered, “yes.” Then something made me go back and re-read what I had already […]

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Newsletter: Fourth of July

“Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God […]

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Newsletter: Giving and Generosity

From ACNA Archbishop Foley Beach: Giving and Generosity Flow from God’s Presence in Our Lives Giving opens the doorway for God’s blessings in our lives, but blessings flow from God’s presence and power in our lives. The clinched hand cannot receive, but it is the open hand that receives. The open hand not only gives, […]

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Newsletter: Prayer Impacts the World

From ACNA Archbishop Foley Beach: Prayer Can Impact Our Lives, Community, and Nation Our prayers can impact our community and our nation if we will pray to God and plead on behalf of the people – we live in a time when we need for God to intervene, as Jesus tells us in John 14:13-14: […]

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