Pastor Joe's Blog

August
12 2016
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The Refreshment from Fellowship with Those Who Love God

The refreshment from fellowship with those who love God   It is the eve of our picnic. Kris and I got this idea for this event almost a year ago when we were walking around in the park where we will be hosting it....
August
05 2016
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The Messengers - Part 5

The Messengers, part 5.   The final part of our series on the messengers sent out by Christ to bring His word into the world naturally deals with the fruit of the messenger. ...
July
15 2016
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The Messengers - Part 4

The Messengers, part 4.   I have become fond of the New Living Translation over the last few days and so I decided to use it for this blog. ...
July
09 2016
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The Messengers - Part 3

The Messengers, part 3.   Mat 10:16-25 "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; therefore be shrewd as serpents, and innocent as doves. But beware of men; for they will deliver you up to...
July
01 2016
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The Messengers - Part 2

The Messengers, part 2.   In Matthew 10 the Lord's twelve disciples are named and are sent out into the harvest. He makes them His fellow workers and gives them His very power. They have...
June
24 2016
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The Messengers - Part 1

The Messengers - Part 1   About ten to fifteen years ago, where in that time span I can't remember, I purchased Dietrich Bonhoeffer's books on the spiritual life. I did this because I had just finished the...
June
10 2016
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Us and Them

Us and them This morning as I was just beginning to get to the day's work I heard a voice from the outer hallway of the church yelling, "Hello, hello?" I popped my head out and was introduced...
May
27 2016
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When is God going to deliver me?

When is God going to deliver me?   Every believer seems to hang on to some aspects of their old Adamic life. There are various...
May
20 2016
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Men most joyful or most to be pitied?

Men most joyful or most to be pitied? If we meet all the demands that God puts upon us then there will be nothing left over for self. This is Christianity and it is how Christianity differs from ordinary ideas of 'morality' or...
May
14 2016
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The City on a Hill

The City on a Hill   Every believer in the Lord Jesus Christ lives with eternal security. Sometimes, eternity seems far away both in time and in distance. Yet as we know, things aren't always what they seem. For every believer there is a glimmer of eternity always on the horizon. The image I'm going for...
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