Letter from the Pastor

October 11, 2016

Pastor’s Letter – FDNY Letter, Sunday 10/9/16

September 30, 2016

Pastor’s Letter – October 2, 2016

As the Scriptures tell us, on the night before He died, Jesus was deeply concerned about His disciples’ relationship with the world. As far as physical presence was concerned, He, Himself, would soon be leaving this world behind. But His followers would still be here, having to deal with the same world that had hated and crucified Him. After they had seen what the world did to Him, what would it do to them? How would they react? Perhaps they would try to run away and hide, or they might be tempted to blend in with the world. Either way the […]
September 27, 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016

I dare say some of us know, or have known, what is to wear used clothes, to buy used books, and to drive used cars. And the truth of the matter is that it’s really not a bad way to live. If it’s handled right, there’s a touch of class to it. Perhaps you have noticed that people who grow up in large families, wearing hand-me down clothes, almost always end up bragging about it. Secondhand living isn’t all bad, in fact, it can be quite good. But there are some things in life that ought not be secondhand, they […]
September 27, 2016

Sunday , September 18, 2016

As you know, the New Testament is a collection of twenty-seven different writings. It contains biography, history, theology, philosophy, ethics, poetry, prophesy, and even some   economics. But first and foremost, it is God’s love letter to His children. The ministry of Jesus from start to finish was a revolutionary movement of love. He   simply started loving people that heretofore had either been ignored or despised. Everything He said and did challenged the existing concepts of God. And if we take Jesus seriously, His revelation of God will be as radical today as it was in the first century. We will […]
September 13, 2016

September 11, 2016

Have you noticed that the roses in your garden grow gradually, but they blossom suddenly – first a rosebud, and then a full bloom. Of course, we know in advance that a rose bush will produce roses. But the thrilling thing about a human life is that you never know what it might produce, once it blossoms out. Some years ago in Italy, there was a young man from a wealthy family. He had every   opportunity to be spoiled and selfish, and lead a life of ease and luxury. But one day he made a decision and acted upon it. […]