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New Growth

by: Matt Nixon

04/01/2021

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                Spring is here! What an incredible time to watch as the beauty of          creation begins to sprout forth all of its radiance. One can easily be caught up in wonder of how each rain drop, each particle of pollen (yes even the horribly  aggravating, allergy causing, vehicle coating, yellow stuff), plays a unique, God ordained and decreed part of nourishment that brings for new life. The bees are busy fulfilling their roles as workers for the glory of God; b

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Patriotism of the Patriarchs

by: Matt Nixon

02/18/2021

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The Patriotism of the Patriarchs 

February 2021 

First I will say that I am proud to be an American. I would assume that most everyone who reads this article would echo the same line as I still believe that this is the greatest country in the world. Do we have a whole host of issues that are certainly in desperate need of addressing? Sure. Yet there is nowhere on earth that freedom is as celebrated as it is here, men and women have sacrificed for over 200 years for the prote

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In Everything Give Thanks

by: Holley Collier

05/12/2020

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On a day to day basis, how often do you feel thankful? It's easy to be thankful in the good times, but what about the bleak moments in our lives. It's a bit harder then for sure, but in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 that is exactly what we are commanded to do. There we find Paul's instructions on how the Thessalonians should treat one another, handle problems among themselves, deal with spiritual issues, and then, right in the midst of these things, Paul says in 1 Thessalonians 5:1

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Prayer Prompts and Chores

by: Holley Collier

05/05/2020

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It's easy for us as Christians to flippantly say, "Praying for you", "You're in my prayers", "Lifting you up", and a slew of other cliche statements that mean that we are petitioning in prayer for someone else. We take prayer requests in our Sunday School classes and on Wednesday nights. We have a church "prayer list" that we list our concerns on. Social Media is full of petitions for us to pray for sick animals and children and circumstances that we would all rather avoid

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Idols and....Me?

by: Holley Collier

04/02/2020

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I'm sure if someone were to ask you if you have idols in your life, you would reply with utter dismay and shock that you certainly do not, thank you very much. I'm 100% certain that there are people in our country that still worship Dagon, Baal, and Asherah, and they will be judged accordingly by Yahweh Himself soon enough, but I'm not one of them, and I doubt you are either. However, you may be surprised to learn that we support those people freely!

Are you familiar with t

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He Knew

by: Holley Collier

04/01/2020

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I think we can all agree that March 2020 was a bit unusual. I don't know about you, but I didn't see Covid-19 heading our way. I didn't know that panic, anxiety, and fear were lurking around the corner. I never imagined we would see a day, at least in my lifetime, in which churches could not meet corporately. Yes, March 2020 brought winds of change that we couldn't have foreseen.

Isn't is reassuring though that we have a Father that knew?

He knew all about Covid-19 and the h

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