Letter from the Pastor

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 […]
July 22, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – July 24, 2022

          Are you ready for a deepening of your motives, attitudes and thought patterns?  Have you discovered that you have limited Jesus to the safer parts of your life?  Have you allowed the Holy Spirit to be set free to probe the deeper areas of your life?                       So to all fathers:  Have you as a father been working on ways to strengthen your family?  Many fathers are devoting far more time and energy to worldly achievements than to their responsibilities as a husband and father.  Oftentimes a strong achievement orientation has […]
July 15, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – July 17, 2022

                Have you ever wondered or thought about how people got their names?  With us, the explanation is fairly obvious.  We were given our first names by our parents.  And we inherited our last names from our fathers, just as they did from their fathers.  But there was a time when most people had only one name.  The world was younger.  The population was smaller.  People moved less – spent all of their lives in the same place.  One name was enough.                 If two people in the same village ended up with […]