Newsletter: Where is Your Faith?

He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that he commands even winds and water, and they obey him?” – Luke 8:25 By Fr. Christopher Waters At our pastor’s Prayer time on Wednesday morning, we talked a bit about storms […]

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Newsletter: Older Folk

But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress. – Psalm 59:16 By Fr. Christopher Waters When I was in elementary school in the 1960’s, the world was a […]

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Newsletter: No Jesus, No Peace

“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” – Colossians 3:2 By Fr. Christopher Waters There are days when my mind feels like it is about to explode! We live in a time when there is so much information pouring into us that we can become completely overwhelmed. […]

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Newsletter: I Surrender

“For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.” – Mark 8:35 By Fr. Christopher Waters My roommate from college, Don, came into Owasso earlier this week to say hello and catch up. He is also a pastor, but unlike […]

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Newsletter: Storms Approaching

Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by. Psalm 57:1 By Fr. Christopher Waters David was experiencing a personal storm when he fled from King Saul and hid in […]

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Newsletter: The Battle Against Darkness

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? – Romans 8:31 By Fr. Christopher Waters Does it ever feel like the world is against you? There is good reason for those feelings. The world is against you. You are not paranoid; you are Light, and […]

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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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