Pastor’s Blog

I Couldn’t – You Can

This is going to be a tough devotion to share. If you're married please hear my heart. If you're engaged you need to make sure this is what you're going to marry into. If you're thinking about getting married one day don't miss what I'm saying. After Debby and I...
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Am I like Jesus?

People sometimes wonder what it takes for them to be like Jesus and how can they gauge if they're getting there. Well let me take a few snippets from the message yesterday as I think they apply. First, your concerns are moving from limited to vast. What I mean by that...
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Jump!

It was not very long after we moved to VA that our family took a short vacation to the Pigeon Forge area. While there, I noticed the seven story tower and people bungee jumping off of it. I said I wanted to do that and while my children were cheering me on my loving...
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Lined Up To Be Judged

We have another rainy morning. I don't mind the rain, but I have been thinking of the counselors at children's camp this week. We all know the children will have fun running in the rain and getting wet but the counselors will be running to stay dry, worried about...
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Only the Ones You Want To Keep

There is a sign in my dentist's office that I appreciate and try to remember. It reads, "Which teeth do I need to floss? Only the ones you want to keep". Of course the message is simple, if you want to maintain healthy teeth, and gums, you need to floss every day....
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Pleasant Words

I wanted to offer a word of praise. My dad, Larry, had catheter ablation surgery to correct very intense atrial fibrillation that he has been experiencing for quite some time now. Although the surgery lasted two hours longer than expected, they were able to complete...
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Worship Blog

Tuesday Tune Up – Aug 14

Psalm 139:16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Reflection God sees all things and knows all things but, even more than that, God ordains all things to be. Every single one of your days...
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Tuesday Tune Up Aug 7

Before we jump into our devotional for today, I want to remind you of our Movie Night this Friday. We get started at 6 will food and games, etc, and then the movie will start around 8:30-9:00. We are showing Paddington 2. Invite your friends and family to a fun night!...
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Tuesday Tune Up July 31

I lift up my eyes to the mountains - where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2 Reflection There is such simple, profound beauty in the opening of this psalm which speaks to so much of what we do as worship...
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Tuesday Tune Up July 24

I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the Lord. Psalm 116:17 Reflection We don't have to really think about sacrifice very much and certainly not nearly as much as it was part of Israel's religious celebrations. Sacrifice and offerings were...
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Church 56 Blog

Church 56 Update Aug 7

Hey Moms and Dads, I hope that you are having a great start to your week. We had an amazing week last week at Camp Oak Hill. I was so amazed at watching how God worked in our kids lives. I am so thankful that we had so many 56ers take part in camp. Wednesday - This...
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Church 56 Update July 30th

Hey Moms and Dads, I hope that you are having a great start to your week. In about 6 hours we will be loading up the buses and heading to Camp Oak Hill. Please pray for us as we take 119 children to one of the most unforgettable weeks of their lives. Pray for God's...
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