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Feb
2013
Steve Cox
When I came home from my first college semester break and informed my parents and friends that I had become a Christian they all gave a similar response:  “That’s fine, but just be sure not to take this Christianity thing too seriously.”  This sentiment is in some ways similar to a concern expressed by a number of Christians around that same time:  “Don’t be so heavenly minded that you are no earthly good.” Although there were some... + read more
Jan
2013
Bernie Powell
What you now read in early January, I was writing just before Christmas. The brutal attack on the elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, has gripped our nation – and me – with horror and mourning.   We open our Bibles to find comfort. In the Christmas story itself, we learn that this kind of appalling violence is not a brand-new, modern development. We usually edit the Christmas story for the sake of our children. But as adults we should face the stark realism... + read more
Jan
2013
Steve Cox
  Let’s face it. We would all like to be great, or to have a great life. In some ways it sounds kind of selfish to want to lead a great life. Seeking to make ourselves into something great sounds a little selfish and prideful. But God has made us to strive for greatness. We serve a great God and he has built into us a desire for greatness. The challenge for us is to seek what God calls greatness, not what we call greatness.   What greatness means, from a Biblical... + read more
Dec
2012
Steve Cox
  We humans probably use and rely on more filters than we realize. In most cases filters serve to block things that are harmful to us, while letting through things that are beneficial to us. We use air filters in cars, planes, homes and offices to purify what we breathe. Many of us use carbon water filters to help purify what we drink. Our atmosphere filters the suns rays to remove some things harmful to our skin.   In many respects the Word of God is a filter. It directs... + read more
Nov
2012
Steve Cox
  We are in the midst of another presidential election season.  Soon we will choose the leadership of our nation for the upcoming years.  Polls tell us the decision is very close.  There are strong feelings on both sides.  Many are greatly concerned about the health and direction of our nation and hope that this election will improve our situation.  Maybe you are stressed over the potential ramifications of this election, or maybe you are so busy and stressed... + read more
Nov
2012
Bernie Powell
  The political furor this election season highlights our need to reflect carefully on our role as American citizens.  Philippians 3:20 reminds us that our heavenly citizenship is not merely a future reality.  Right now the believer is a citizen of heaven, even while he is a citizen of an earthly nation.  This dual citizenship has profound implications.   PRIORITY.  Our deepest heart commitment must be to that eternal citizenship.  While the... + read more
Oct
2012
Steve Cox
  After working in the medical field for many years I tend to use the "disease model" to understand the problems we face in our world today.  The word disease is a composite of two words dis and ease.  It means to be not at ease, to realize something is wrong, that something is not operating the way that it should.  In the disease model, we look for signs and symptoms of something wrong, we then identify the likely cause, and then implement a treatment regimen... + read more
Sep
2012
Bernie Powell
  Is it authentic?   That’s a key question for me.   As I survey the various dimensions of our church life, I’m asking, “Is it authentic?” Most of us today don’t have the time or interest to just keep the machinery going. So the question is not whether it makes one feel good, or if it makes a big enough splash to draw attention, nor even if it is well organized and tidy. You could tell me it’s thrilling, impressive, or... + read more
Sep
2012
Steve Cox
  Today’s secular science confirms what the Bible has been teaching us for thousands of years:  it is in our genetic structure, we are made, to be in relationship with one another.  But one of the problems with us fallen human beings, is that in many ways we are not very good at relationships.    This past year, as a church, we emphasized building healthy relationships through the application of biblical peacemaking.  In our full-day seminar last... + read more
Apr
2011
Bernie Powell
  We make hundreds of decisions every day. Some big ones, but many small ones. Many times we think we need to know God’s Will for the Big Ones. But the others? "Oh that’s an easy decision, Lord. I’ll take care of that one by myself."   Big mistake!   We live most of our lives in the area of small choices. That’s where His Lordship counts the most. If God’s Will is relegated only to the 5 or 6 big decisions of life,... + read more

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