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Matthew 5:13 (ESV) – 1“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.” When I read this verse, I think of influence.  These familiar words come from …

Matthew 5:13-16 says, “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be …

James 5:16 says, “The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” I’ve had many conversations with some of my friends and family, and it seems to always be emphasized with the need for prayer.  We talk about the need for prayer and I myself believe there is so much power …

We will all suffer, we will all face trials, there is no escaping it. Though we all, at some point will suffer or face trials, there are ways to find joy in the midst of our trouble. When we go through those trials, we are not alone. Traditionally my response to these kinds of statements …

I want to address some misunderstandings that are represented in three terms we often hear in church circles. First, there is a misconception concerning the word “worship.”  Many believe the word “worship” to refer to singing that takes place in a church service.  You may hear someone say, “I really enjoyed the worship today,” or …

Do you ever think about your name? Do you like your name? Do you think it fits you? Do you know what it means? We have records of membership for people beginning in 1901…that’s 119, almost 120 years ago! I’ve been working on organizing all of our record books and card files, and putting them …

It seems that the news is bad at every turn.  We see in our feeds the upward spiral of the Covid-19 pandemic only to scroll down to watch our cities set on fire by the frustration and anger of protestors followed by stories of despair from those struggling with the long periods of isolation and …