Author Archives: Pastor Blake

Return Thanks

This week we will prepare for Thanksgiving by looking at Luke 17:11-19. In this account, Jesus healed ten lepers, but only one returned to say “thank you.” The only difference between the nine and the one who returned was that the one chose not to forget what Jesus had done for him. The secret of […]

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God Is Always Good

This week we will be looking at Joseph as we continue in our series “Faith Confirming Accounts: Building Confidence from God’s Truth.” One third of the book of Genesis is given to Joseph’s account. It’s an intriguing story — good enough to be made into a Broadway musical. Through many years of ups and downs, […]

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Paid in Full

This week we will continue with our series “Faith Confirming Accounts: Building Confidence from God’s Word”. As we gather at the Lord’s table, we are reminded that the forgiveness of our sins came at great cost. But now that the price has been paid, how wasteful it would be to think we don’t need it. […]

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Learning to Trust

This week we will continue in our series, “Faith Confirming Accounts: Building Confidence from God’s Truth”. In Geneses 12, Abram is chosen to begin a nation of God’s people. Abram was very ordinary. He had stresses with work and family. He was a less-than-ideal husband and struggled to stay consistent in his walk with the […]

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Babble at Babel

This week we will be continuing in our series, “Faith Confirming Accounts: Building Confidence From God’s Truth” by looking at Genesis 11. The Great Flood may have cleansed the earth, but people’s hearts were still bent toward rebellion and sin. The generations after the Flood did not spread out as God commanded. Instead, they settled […]

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Cleansing Power

This week we will continue in our series “Faith Confirming Accounts: Building Confidence From God’s Truth”. Never again will there be a global flood like the one described in Genesis 7. The rain came for 40 days and 40 nights, but the waters continued to flood the earth for five more months. We’ve seen first-hand […]

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Wildlife

This week we will be continuing with the Genesis account of Noah as found in Genesis 6:1-7:16. Noah was given the plans for building a massive floating ark to preserve his family and all kinds of animals. It was a huge construction project that left little time for collecting all the wildlife. How kind of […]

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The Ark of Salvation

This week we will continue in our series “Faith Confirming Accounts: Building Confidence from God’s Truth”. Noah was a key figure in the Genesis account. He was a real man who lived a real life and was chosen by God to a unique calling. He was the one man who stood in stark contrast to […]

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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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