Author Archives: Pastor Blake

Trouble in the Garden

This week we will be looking at Genesis 3-4 in our series “Faith Confirming Accounts”. Adam and Eve had a perfect place to live in the garden God Himself planted. It didn’t stay perfect, though, as God’s first humans chose to believe the words of a talking snake (red flag) over the words of their […]

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It Was Good

This week we will be looking at the Creation account as found in Genesis 1. On the same day God created Adam and Eve, He instituted marriage. Then He rested on the seventh day and this special Sabbath day was declared holy. How does our culture view marriage and Sabbath rest? Perhaps it’s time to […]

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God Is Good

This Sunday is Rally Day! Our Sunday school classes begin; our weekly Bible studies begin; our youth program begins! It’s a good time to start at the beginning! This Sunday we will kick off the school year with a new sermon series called “Faith Confirming Accounts”. Let’s come together and learn with each other the […]

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Put On Love

This week we will be wrapping up our summer series “What Not to Wear” by focusing on Colossians 3:14, ” And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” Paul tells us to “put on” love, but not in a fake or pretend way. Genuine love lived out […]

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New Self

This Sunday we will move on in the series “What Not to Wear”, based on Colossians 3.¬† “Take off the old self with its practices and put on the new self.” (v. 9-10) In the days of the early church, the gospel of Jesus Christ was revolutionary. Its doors were suddenly opened to the despised […]

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Lying Lips

This week we will look at Colossians 3:9, “Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices.” In our series “What Not to Wear”, Paul gives us another ragged and shabby garment to cast out of our wardrobe — lying lips. As believers, we are new people […]

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Don’t Get Mad, Get Glad

This week we will continue in our series from Colossians — What Not To Wear. “But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.” Col. 3:8 Do you remember the old TV commercial for Glad garbage bags? There would be someone¬†lifting a […]

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Getting In Shape

This Sunday we will continue in our series from Colossians 3:1-10 — “What Not to Wear”. Body builders go through extremely rigorous training in order to present themselves as a perfectly toned specimen. It’s a huge commitment to disciplined eating and exercising. Paul challenged Timothy and his church to take the same approach in building […]

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Heavenly Minded

Last week we looked at Colossians 3:1-4 and learned WHY it’s important to think heavenly thoughts. This week, the message will be about HOW to keep our minds on things above. The mind is a battlefield and we need help to be victorious. “You will keep perfectly peaceful the one whose mind remains focused on […]

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Think About It

This week we will continue to look at Colossians 3 and consider how to develop character traits that please God and mark us as believers. Compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience are wonderful traits that impact those around us. The question is, how do we get them and grow in these areas? Paul started this […]

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