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Please make the pain stop

Human suffering. In our world of internet and television, we are exposed to scenes of human suffering daily. We look around and see so many struggling with sorrow and pain. It is overwhelming at times. Pastors have a front row to human suffering. So...

 

We all suffer, but hope for Heaven is powerful

The oldest book of the Bible addresses the singular aspect that all humanity faces, that of suffering. The ancient poem of Job addresses human suffering on a level that few would ever experience. The Book of Job opens with, “There was a man in the...

 

Scary words

Fall has arrived. The cold is coming and the leaves are starting to turn. Soon we will all be raking the yards. Fall brings a lot of different experiences, football, hayrides and, of course, pumpkin spice on everything. Soon Thanksgiving will be...

 

Please make the pain stop

Human suffering. In our world of internet and television, we are exposed to scenes of human suffering daily. We look around and see so many struggling with sorrow and pain. It is overwhelming at times. Pastors have a front row seat to human...

 

It's about the children

My mind is on children right now. Our summers at Bible Baptist Church start with youth camp in June and ends with our Youth Week (vacation Bible school) in August. Tonight is our closing night, which consists of a carnival and parents enjoying what...

 

Bible Baptist Church hosts VBS Youth Week 2018

Summer is quickly disappearing. We are sure you have had a busy summer. Looking for something for your child to do this next week? Don’t miss out on the last VBS of the year. Bring your children to our church next week for two hours of learning...

 

Fake news

I am really getting tired of fake news. It is getting increasingly harder to discern the truth and make intelligent decisions. Whether it is trying to decide about Question 788, who to vote for on Tuesday, all the immigration problems at the border,...

 

Why do the scars remain?

Imagine Thomas’ condition. A week earlier he had watched Christ die. He had placed all of his hope and all of his life on Jesus. Jesus was everything to him and now he was dead. Three days after the cross found him still unable to join the other...

 

Show your love

Valentine’s Day has passed. I hope you all received something from someone who loves you. It is fun to make our loved ones smile as we demonstrate our love to them on Valentine’s Day. True love is like that. True love demands action. Love is not...

 

An empty calendar

Sitting on my office desk is a new calendar. Its pages are blank. No appointments, deadlines or meeting are written within. It is blank, but not because there are no plans for 2018, for there are plenty of items to start filling it up. I just haven...

 

The Christmas interruption

Thanksgiving is over. I trust that you had a wonderful time with your family, rejoicing and thanking God for all he has done for you. Now suddenly Christmas is here. If you are like me, it gets busy in the month of December. Nothing is quiet as...

 

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