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Can You Use a Little Snow?

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Psalm 51:7

The recent snowfall baptized the county landscape with a brilliant white purity. Everything was beautiful, not a forgotten toy seen in the yard nor broken tree branches in the front yard.  If there was trash in a yard, or items that should have been put away and weren’t, they disappeared under the silvery snow. However, when the snow quietly melts away, everything will once again be revealed. Everything was there all the time, just hidden—-unseen. That’s the difference between snow and the forgiveness of Jesus Christ. In confessing our sins to Jesus, they are not hidden, they are covered by the blood of Christ and they are gone

Thanks be to God.

Bro. Stan McDaniel, January 14, 2018

First Sunday in Lent

Today is the first Sunday in Lent. In the early church, Lent was a season of prayer and fasting for those who would be baptized on Easter. Now, Lent is a penitential season preceding Easter. Let us use this season to draw closer to God.

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Spiritual Health According to Wesley – Step 2

Here is the first one and now the second one (1)First, set apart some time, more than once, to be spent alone with the Lord. (The next step) (2) Be serious and in a spirit of holy awe and reverence Being ‘serious’ doesn’t mean to be long faced, never smiling. Wesley is talking about being serious […]

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Spiritual Health According to Wesley – Step 1

(1)First, set apart some time, more than once, to be spent alone with the Lord. My notes: the word ‘alone’ is essential. This is a noisy world and we can be accustomed to  being engulfed in noise and sometimes we cannot hear what the Lord is saying to our souls. This is not just a […]

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Another Opportunity

Here, we are moving into a new year, 2017. What will you do with this gift of time that the Lord has given to you? Just plod along from one month to the next until you turn around and suddenly find out that 2017 is walking out the door? And you say, “where did the […]

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Road to the Manger

Dear Church Family and Friends December is almost gone. And we, a church Congregation, have been traveling together down the same road from our homes and our church toward Bethlehem—–looking for Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus. Along the way, our church friends have helped us stay on the road beginning with “The Hanging Of […]

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Have a Holy Laugh

September 2016   Christians are viewed as stiff-necked, serious, humorless people. Here is the evidence that we Christians have a great sense of humor-Real Church Signs at real churches, Have a laugh.   God’s Garden Lettuce be kind         Squash gossip And turnip for church After the rapture, who will change the sign? Salvation guaranteed or […]

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August 2016 I like to listen to farmers as they talk. Being a city boy, farming is unfamiliar to me. So, I learn something new by listening to the farmers as they talked about army worms. I heard about army worms when one of our farming members called the church asking his dad to come […]

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