Pastor's Corner

  • 19 Feb
    Franklin Graham

    Mid-Week Challenge

    Ronald Reagan once said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”  That can be said of...
  • 12 Feb
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    Mid-Week Challenge

    Need some good news today? On our way to school this morning I shared with my daughter that I had watched as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg mentioned that he was no longer an atheist.  She responding by asking, “But is he a Christian now?”...
  • 5 Feb
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    Mid-Week Challenge

    To say that there is “tension in our nation” at the moment is an understatement.  We have watched (or at most heard about) the impeachment divide that has been going on in the Senate for the past few weeks.  It all boiled over last...
  • 29 Jan
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    Mid-Week Challenge

    We all have seen, read and made personal remarks about the passing of Kobe Bryant on Sunday.  The sudden passing of someone so well-known and loved is always emotional.  The late night talk show guests were canceled, NBA games postponed and sports channels talking...
  • 22 Jan
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    Mid-Week Challenge

    We all have heard of a church praying for revival, but have you ever heard of a church praying for “survival?”  That’s what the members of the Grove United Methodist Church in Cottage Grove, Minnesota are praying for.  The church has been around for...
  • 15 Jan
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    Mid-Week Challenge

    Maybe you have heard, “The End is Near,” and there is a great photo going around the internet that proves it!  Elias Chasiotis was taking pictures of the solar eclipse on December 26 when he captured a photo at sea level of the...
  • 8 Jan
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    Mid-Week Challenge

    Has anyone accused you of believing in fairytales if you take the Bible serious?  The Old Testament stories of Adam and Eve, Noah and Jonah all seem a little hard to believe if you listen to a college professor or someone who watches...
  • 1 Jan
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    Mid-Week Challenge

    So, what are we all wishing for in 2020? Here are the top 10 New Year's resolutions according to a survey of 2,000 people: 1. Diet or eat healthier (71 percent), 2. Exercise more (65 percent), 3. Lose weight (54 percent), 4. Save more and spend...
  • 25 Dec
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    Mid-Week Challenge

    One of the best family programs on television at this time of year is A Charlie Brown Christmas.  It aired for the first time more than 50 years but it continues to be one of the most beloved TV specials of Christians because of Linus’...
  • 18 Dec
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    Mid-Week Challenge

    About this time each year the Bible app YouVersion reports the most popular verse searched, downloaded and sent over the past year.  The Bible verse for 2019 is Philippians 4:6 “Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him...
  • 11 Dec
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    Mid-Week Challenge

    We have not heard much about the “War on Christmas” this year, so does that mean Christians are winning? I guess it all depends on how you look at it.  In 2017 Pew Research conducted a survey that found a large majority of...
  • 4 Dec
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    Mid-Week Challenge

    If you turned on the television or picked up print media just one time this past year there is a high probability that you heard about some type of “existential” threat that was looming on the horizon.  According to the reports, impending doom could...
  • 27 Nov
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    Mid-Week Challenge

    What is your idea of the perfect Thanksgiving?  Time with the family gathered around the table with a perfectly cooked bird and all the trimmings?  Light hearted conversation about memories made and times gone by?  Talk of hope and dreams by the little ones...
  • 20 Nov
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    If you follow any news outlet it has been impossible to ignore the outrage and shock of loyal fans and equal distain of hardened critics to Chick-fil-A’s decision to withdraw its financial support of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Salvation Army.  Monday’s announcement marked the end to...
  • 13 Nov
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    Mid-Week Challenge

    With all of the negative news we hear in the media today Christians often wonder if their efforts are making a difference.  Some have asked, “why bother?”  Many times we focus on the big picture and miss all the little victories happening around us. ...
  • 6 Nov
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    Mid-Week Challenge

    Agree with them or not, you have to admire someone who is honest about the holes in their belief system.  Only when we reach this point can we have a real discussion about truths held by each side.  It would be nice if...
  • 30 Oct
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    Over the past fifty years we have become more aware of the importance of mentoring the next generation.  We have seen the steady rise in mentor programs, youth based development programs and attention on age graded research.  In times past the focus was on...
  • 23 Oct
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    Mid-Week Challenge

    Over the past fifty years we have become more aware of the importance of mentoring the next generation.  We have seen the steady rise in mentor programs, youth based development programs and attention on age graded research.  In times past the focus was on...
  • 16 Oct
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    Mid-Week Challenge

    When was the last time you visited a fast food restaurant?  If you are on the go or have kids it might have been sometime this week.  With so many places to choose from, what motivates your selection?  Convenience, price, or line at the...