Author Archives: Pastor Blake

Battleground

This week we will be continuing our fall series “The Full Armor of God” by looking at Ephesians 6:10-17. Sooner or later, every believer in Christ discovers that the Christian life is a battleground, not a playground.  As believers, we face a formidable enemy, but one that can be overcome when equipped with the strength […]

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Be Strong In the Lord

This Sunday is Rally Day! We return to the fall/winter/spring schedule of two services and Sunday school! Stay for the grilled turkey potluck after the 10:30 service and enjoy the fellowship of our church family! This Sunday we will begin a new series of sermons entitled “The Full Armor of God”, based on Ephesians 6:10-17. […]

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A Life of Integrity

This week we will be continuing in our summer series on Joseph by looking at Genesis 47:13-26. Integrity isn’t something we can turn on and off. Instead, it is something that is evident in someone’s entire life. To be one way in public and another in private is a hypocritical way to live. Eventually the […]

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We Can Only Imagine

This week we will continue in our summer series on Joseph by looking at Genesis 45:21-28. Can you imagine the moment when you first see the Savior you have served and trusted? Standing before you is the One who gave His life for your redemption and brought you from death to life. What will that […]

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Forgiveness

This week we will continue in our summer series on Joseph by looking at Genesis 45:1-20. The forgiveness we enjoy from God in Christ Jesus has repercussions for our lives. First, we are absolved from guilt and never need to fear His wrath again. Furthermore, God’s forgiveness means that we, too, must forgive those who […]

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For This Moment

This week we will continue in our summer series on Joseph by looking at Genesis 44:1-34. Charles Spurgeon defines repentance as “a hatred of sin; it is a turning from sin and a determination in the strength of God to forsake it.” That sounds simple enough. However, it is possible to look repentant, but not […]

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Treasure

This week we will continue in our summer series on Joseph by looking at Genesis 43:23-34. In order to receive the treasures of God, we must only open our hearts, our minds, our hands and our eyes in simple faith. Instead of looking for problems, let’s start enjoying the blessings. Instead of complaining, let’s start […]

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What Brings You to Your Knees?

This week we will continue in our summer series on Joseph by looking at Genesis 43:1-22. Confession is humbly agreeing with God about our sin. When we confess our sin to God, we need to avoid excuses, rationalizations and blame. We tell the truth and accept responsibility for our actions. This kind of confession puts […]

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Barriers of Grace

This week we will look at Genesis 42:25-38 as we continue in our summer series on Joseph. God is continually seeking to “conform us to the image of Christ” and will use whatever it takes to get our attention. Sometimes the lesson is hard and He has to pry our hearts away from the world. […]

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How God Works

This week we will continue in our summer series on Joseph by looking at Genesis 42:1-24. God often seeks to awaken us out of our spiritual lethargy. Is God acting harshly or is He acting in love? We usually don’t see how God works until we look back and realize He used difficult times to […]

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