What is God’s Perspective?

Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan!  You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.” Matthew 16:23     By Deacon Jean Wolfe Only a few verses earlier than the above scripture, Peter had declared that Jesus was the Christ, […]

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A Message From Father Chris – 10/2/14

FROM MY PERSPECTIVE: A MESSAGE FROM FR. CHRIS   “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 This is the final installment on our series looking at the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5. I think I have made it fairly […]

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A Message from Father Chris – September 4

FROM MY PERSPECTIVE: A MESSAGE FROM FR. CHRIS   “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23   The Greek word χρηστός (chréstos), which is translated as “kindness” in Galatians 5, has several different meanings. It simultaneously means useful, gentle, pleasant, and kind. There […]

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Do You Hear Him Knocking?

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20  By Betty Christel I can remember there being a picture hanging in my mother’s house of Christ standing at a door […]

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Least of These

“Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” 1 John 4:11     By Janey Waters Whenever I think about God’s love for us, I become amazed, overwhelmed, and humbled.  Not so much about His ability, but because of His willingness to love us while we are sinning. Once in prayer, I […]

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Be Holy

“Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.” Hebrews 12:14-15          By Fr. Chris Waters Five nights from today, we […]

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How Much?

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”  Luke 6:38     By Frank Christel I’m the son of an airline captain. I inherited my father’s propensity for meticulous […]

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The Touch of Jesus

“A leper came to (Jesus), imploring him, and kneeling said to him, “If you will, you can make me clean.”  Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, “I will; be clean.” And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean.” (Mark 1:40-42)      By Fr. Brad Van […]

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From My Point of View – May 30

  FROM MY POINT OF VIEW: A MESSAGE FROM FR. CHRIS “My brothers and sisters, some from Chloe’s household have informed me that there are quarrels among you.12 What I mean is this: One of you says, “I follow Paul”;another, “I follow Apollos”; another, “I follow Cephas”; still another, “I follow Christ.”Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for […]

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Wrap It Up!

“Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.” – Matthew 2:11   By Frank Christel   Did you know that you own a giant wrapping paper warehouse? Most Christians are unaware of this amazing fact. I didn’t learn about my personal warehouse until after our previous home was […]

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