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Think on These Things – May 3, 2020

by jrussell

Read a book several years ago by Philip Keller entitled, “Lessons from a Sheep Dog: A True Story for Transforming Love.” Mr. Keller said, when training a sheep dog, the hardest thing was teaching him to wait when the shepherd was not in sight. We know that the Holy Spirit resides within the spirit of […]

Think on These Things – April 26, 2020

by jrussell

Read something very interesting several years ago: “The task ahead of us is never greater than the power behind us.” The only thing I would change is “behind us” to “in us.” Galatians 6:19 says, “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest […]

Think on These Things – April 19, 2020

by jrussell

Hebrews 6:19 says, “Which hope we have as an anchor for the soul, both sure and steadfast…” “Hope” is so powerful; it is an anchor for the mind, will, and emotions (the soul). Hebrews 11:1 states that faith is the underlying ingredient that makes hope come to pass. Faith and hope work together; one does […]

Think on These Things – March 22, 2020

by jrussell

The culture of the Dominion of the King (Kingdom) is wonderful. To trust our lives to an all-knowing, all caring and all-powerful King is to truly rest. Let’s not allow “mixed seed” into lives. Proverbs 4:20-23 says, “My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them. […]

Pastor’s Corner January 17, 2016

by jrussell

January 17, 2015 An amazing story is told in John chapter 4. Here is an outcast from religion and society that declares to a group of men “Come see a man…” This is one of the things Jesus does for us; breaking down barriers. The John who shared the story of the Samaritan woman in […]

Pastor’s Corner 9/13/2015

by Robert Gibson

Hebrews 12:3 speaks of being weary in our souls. Paul instructed believers Galatians 6:9 for us not to be weary. The short definition of weary is to be exhausted. In this case it is to be exhausted in our minds. For those that have never been exhausted in their minds they may encourage the weary […]

Pastor’s Corner- 9/6/2015

by Jim Legg

“Come see a man.” While I have no criticism of the traditional fall and spring revivals enjoyed by many churches, I do believe there is a more effective method. The Samaritan woman, in John 4:29, was so excited about meeting Jesus that she ran into the city and told others “come see a man.” John […]

Pastor’s Corner- 8/30/2015

by Jim Legg

“This one thing I do…” was Paul’s proclamation to the Philippian church (Philippians 3:13). Among Paul’s accomplishments and pursuits were; apostle, spiritual father, and writer. These were all high on his priority list. However, above all of these, was the desire to “know him…” (Philippians 3:10). All of the legitimate goals in our lives will […]

Pastor’s Corner – August 23, 2015

by Jim Legg

I strongly believe in the local church. Although we do not have a depiction of what the local church looks like in the New Testament, we do have a purpose. Concerning the gathering of the local church: some meet in designated buildings, some in homes, some in offices, etc. However, God’s people do gather. Two […]

Pastor’s Corner – August 16, 2015

by Jim Legg

Probably the older I get the more I say, “This summer (fall, winter, spring) sure has gone by quickly.” However, this summer sure has gone by quickly. Sometimes, in our busy lives, it seems like life is driving us instead of us driving life. These are times when we need to stop and assess our […]