August 26, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – August 28, 2022

                A few years ago, a magazine published by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes carried a story called, “The Ultimate Protest.”  It was a parable of people’s protest against God.  In the story, a throng of humanity was gathered on a vast field.  There they were divided into little, grumbling, complaining groups.  The air was heavy with hostility.  Some of them were saying, “It must be wonderful to live like a God, to be in heaven where there isn’t any darkness or sin or suffering.  Since He lives there, and we live here, […]
August 19, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – August 21, 2022

Some may recall a few years ago, on Memorial Day weekend, nearly half a million people joined hands along a 4,152-mile-long line across the U.S. to raise funds – and consciousness – to fight hunger and homelessness.  People linked up for fifteen minutes and sang “We are the World,” the theme song of the campaign, and “America the Beautiful,” joyfully celebrating the day and the singleness of purpose from sea to shining sea.  On that very day, Sport Aid, a campaign for African famine relief, attracted twenty million people in seventy-eight countries.  Million of people the world over tried to […]
August 12, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – August 14, 2022

                For most of us, we are accustomed to think of Jesus as One who walked triumphantly through life, undaunted by anything the world put in His path.  And this, of course, is true.  He did overcome the world and, as the letter to the Hebrews says, “has taken His seat at the right of the throne of God.”  But the scriptures also bring us back to earth with the reminder that there were some things which our Lord had to simply endure.  There were days, even in His life, when it became […]
August 5, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – August 7, 2022

                Some time ago, I heard the story of a young woman; I thought it would be appropriate to share it with you today.  Her husband was a cancer victim, so weak that he was almost paralyzed and bedridden.  She had three small school-aged children and one in her arms.  She worked to support her family.  After work she rushed home to cook, wash, scrub and care for her husband and children.  Surprisingly, she had a faint smile on her face all the time.  When asked how she was doing, she said, “It’s […]
July 29, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – July 31, 2022

          A number of years ago, do you remember seeing the bumper sticker: “If it feels good, do it!”? In many ways, that slogan characterizes the approach of so many people today.  A stream of books, articles, commentary, advertisements, and dialogue points to feelings as the basic measure of happiness, as the truest aspect of one’s true self.  Feelings are continually represented as central to self-fulfillment and the development of one’s potential.           A popular psychiatrist-author states the “modern” perspective in no uncertain terms: “Being in touch with your feelings is the […]