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 By Nathan Hosier    Local    June 3, 2022

Break the bottle

We start the month of June with a reminder of the fulfillment of the promise given to the disciples, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. This was what is known as Pentecost. It is wonderful to live in a time when we have God in us through the indwelli...

 

A heavenly mulligan

We are approaching Holy Week and Resurrection Sunday. It is a week when we focus and meditate on the sacrifices that Jesus made for us. We read the final words and teachings that He shared to the people and the disciples during that week. We...

 

A call to courage

I have been preaching a series from the book of Haggai. I thought that I would share some of my thoughts from the message I shared this past Sunday. Especially since no one could hear what I had to say. I am going to talk about Haggai 2:4-5....

 

Jesus! It's Your birthday

We all have calendars that we use to keep track of events and dates. On the calendar we have birthdays of people, usually friends and relatives, for the month. It is a time to celebrate. As we get older the birthdays for some are less important and...

 

Thanksgiving by Numbers

In the book of Numbers, we have a passage that many are familiar with but since it is in one of the least read books of the Bible we do not read it like we should. “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be...

 

A matter of convenience

We live in a world and society of convenience. Some coffee makers make coffee in less than a minute – which is great for coffee drinkers like myself. We have a water dispenser in our house that...

 

Laboring for the Lord

We have just finished a weekend that honors the worker or laborer. I bet some did more work in that weekend than they do during the week. Some may need a day off to recover from the long weekend. I believe that we can learn a couple lessons, maybe mo...

 
 By Nathan Hosier    Local    July 2, 2021

What does independence mean?

We are going to celebrate our independence this Sunday. It is great that we are doing this on a Sunday. We can celebrate our independence as a nation and we can celebrate our independence from sin because of Christ’s death on the cross. I did not...

 
 By Nathan Hosier    Local    April 23, 2021

For thee but not for me

As I observe things happening in the world today, I see this saying more and more in the lives of people, “for thee but not for me.” What does that mean exactly? It means that certain things are for others but not for myself. That could be rules...

 

The love of chocolate

Did the title catch your attention? We see more of this delicacy everywhere we go during this month. We enjoy eating chocolate this month and every other month, if we are honest. I could spend time talking about the benefits and drawbacks of...

 

From ugly to beautiful

I am tired of ugliness. This world we live in has forgotten how to be kind and compassionate. I have seen so much ugliness in how we treat each other. In the name of politics, Covid or toilet paper, we have seen the ugliness of humanity. When men...

 

Have a loving Christmas!

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” (1 Cor. 13:13). This is the last verse of what is called “The Love Chapter.” Love is what we are also thinking about this Advent. It is usually thought...

 

It's called hate

1 John 4:17-19 has some interesting words to read that are appropriate for where we are as a community, state and nation. Here is what John says (just in case you do not have a Bible handy), “In this, love is perfected with us so that we may have...

 

What would Jesus do?

“What would Jesus do?” is an expression that was coined by Charles Sheldon in 1886 in Topeka, Kansas. (I just learned something.) I remember it becoming popular when I was growing up. You can...

 

Conspiracy!?!

In the world today we hear the word conspiracy talked about quite a bit. Sometimes the word is actually used and sometimes it is not. Sometimes the word is used if someone wants others to not believe it. It seems that our leaders are obsessed and con...

 
 By Nathan Hosier    Local    May 8, 2020

Mom

We will honor our mothers this Sunday. During this time, we remember everything our moms and our wives have done for us. I am no different. I think about what my wife and my mom and my mother-in-law have done for me. When I think about them I know I...

 

Fellowship with Him daily

Many people say they do one thing and then they go and do another. Many people say they are Christians but then they go and do sinful things. Many people go to church on Sundays and then lead a...

 

A skipped letter

The following is the book of Jude, a letter that was written to a group of Christians who were being led astray. This is happening today on all levels whether that be local, state, national or worldly levels. Read it and think about what is going on...

 

America on trial, again

This is a devotional that my father submitted to the newspaper when he was pastor at Alva Wesleyan Church. It was from Sept. 18, 1998. What he has to say is similar to what we are going through now. He titled it “America on Trial!” What follows...

 

Still relevant

Please read Deuteronomy 6. Thank you. There is much in this chapter to consider. This chapter follows one of the sections of Scripture that list the Ten Commandments. These laws have been debated over, taken down and essentially forgotten. Some have...

 

Time to learn

Guess what time it is? I bet the kids know the answer. It is time for school to begin again. Noah, my son, says that he is looking forward to going back and seeing his friends again. I remember that...

 
 By Nathan Hosier    Local    June 14, 2019

The Sabbath submission

Ever since I have had our boys and they have become involved in extracurricular activities, I have noticed a trend that has caused me to become more concerned. That trend is the way we treat the Sabbath. That day may be Saturday or Sunday depending...

 

Who is your Lord?

We have just finished celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. We had services all week leading up to Easter. It was a great time for the community of churches to get together and worship. It was exciting for Cedar Grove and I to be a part of this....

 
 By Nathan Hosier    Local    March 15, 2019

Seasons of change

As I am writing this the wind is blowing with gusts of at least 50 mph. It's a warm day. It feels like the seasons are finally changing. With the power of this wind something must be changing. We all are looking forward to the change of season. With...

 

Love note to my wife

To my wife, I am writing this note to thank you for all that you have done for me. You have supported me in everything I have done and the decisions that were made. You supported me when I went back to school. You supported me when we were called by...

 

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