From Where I Sit – Nov. 22

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8 Last week, I challenged you to accept the authority of Holy Scripture and believe that “All Scripture is God-breathed…” Since we now understand that Scripture is inspired by God, we can also accept that part of its purpose is to reveal to us […]

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Recumbency

So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times! Don’t live carelessly, unthinkingly. Make sure you understand what the Master wants. – Ephesians 5:16-17 (The Message)     By Frank Christel  My father was an airline captain. He once told me that the captain’s job, while […]

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From Where I Sit • Nov 15

  All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV) Background: Over the last few days, I have pondered what Scriptures I would want to be sure you, as a follower of Jesus, […]

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The Tithe

 “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.” – Malachi 3:10      By Betty Christel  How […]

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From Where I Sit • Nov 8

“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ… “ Philippians 3:20 I was born an American citizen nearly 57 years ago. I did nothing to deserve it. I did not choose my parents, nor did I ever do anything to receive my rights and privileges as a […]

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Focus

 “I will meditate on all your works And consider all your mighty deeds.” Psalm 77:12   By Deacon Jean Wolfe This verse comes from a Psalm written by Asaph. In the first few verses of the Psalm, Asaph is “beside himself” with distress, desperate and crying out to God for help. In verse 8 he asks: […]

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A Message From Bishop Atwood

Dear International Diocese Church Family, Greetings in the name of the Lord. Sunday, October 7 was not only the nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, it was also designated as “Pulpit Freedom Sunday,” in which more than a thousand pastors spoke in defiance of an Internal Revenue Service ruling that limits what pastors can say about political […]

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Turning Away

“O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you, my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” Psalm 63:1 By Janey Waters The above Scripture holds a special place in my heart. The psalmist very accurately portrays the way in which […]

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A Message From Deacon Jean

  I am fascinated with the events and items in the Old Testament which foreshadow events and items in the New Testament and yet to come in the future. One of those foreshadowing events was the deliverance of the Israelites from Egypt, followed by the Song of Moses. Although God sent several plagues on the […]

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