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 By Steve Hamm    Local    May 24, 2024 

How's your faith doing?

In Matthew chapter 8, verses 5-13, there is an incredible story told of a soldier who comes to Jesus to seek his healing power. Jesus had just come down off the mountain after preaching the most powerful sermon in history! This centurion has a...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    May 17, 2024

How great is our God

Recently, my wife and I took a trip to the Pacific Northwest. We decided to drive to Seattle, Washington, and as we traveled west, we were so in awe of the beautiful landscape we had never seen before. So many mountain ranges were simply gorgeous,...

 

For ever and ever amen

How long is forever? Can anyone really understand eternity? We, as Christians, want to live forever, but do we really understand just how long or even what that is? I have talked to many people over the years and the definitions I get of eternity...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    May 3, 2024

Jesus, my superstar

Back in 1973, there was a movie that came out titled, “Jesus Christ Superstar,” which has been described as a rock opera musical that depicted the last days of our Lord Jesus Christ as a superstar who gave his life for mankind. There were both pos...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    April 26, 2024

The power of mustard

I love the condiment mustard a whole lot! I love mustard on hot dogs, brats, scrambled eggs, and many other foods. Our Lord Jesus Christ loves mustard as well, so much so that he compares the kingdom of heaven to a mustard seed in Matthew, Mark and...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    April 19, 2024

Answering the itch

Have you ever felt called to do something? Maybe you have felt called to serve on the local school board or sit on the city council or the board of some charitable organization. You may have felt called to some profession such as a teacher, doctor...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    April 12, 2024

Listen to the music

Shhh! Did you hear that? Shhhhh! Did you hear that? It sounds like music coming from somewhere. I was driving my bus the other day when I heard music coming from somewhere in the back of the bus. I thought I might be hearing someone’s electronic d...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    April 5, 2024

The resurrection

I know that Easter is now over but the thought of Jesus’ resurrection and overcoming death lingers in my mind. Many sermons this past Sunday spoke of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and the power he displayed by overcoming death! Not j...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    March 29, 2024

My friend Job

We recently came to the end of studying the book of the prophet Ezekiel several weeks ago in our adult Bible class. I asked the group what we should study next, and a resounding request to study the book of Job was their reply. I was quite surprised...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    March 22, 2024

Blessed are the persecuted

As we finish up this week on the Beatitudes, we find that the last one is a little lengthier in description than the previous ones. One reason might be because, as the Christian lives out these calls to be Christ like, the world rejects any teaching...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    March 15, 2024

Pray without ceasing

We all have both good things and bad things that happen in our lives. Sometimes the bad things seem to come a little more often, and in sequences of two to three happenings at a time. It could be as severe as losing our job or a loved one, or it...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    March 8, 2024

Blessed are the peacemakers

It’s so intriguing how the scriptures in the Bible fit together so well, especially when it comes to the teachings of God. This next Beatitude in Matthew 5:9 says, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” I’ve often t...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    March 1, 2024

Blessed are the pure in heart

When we think of something that is pure, we usually think of it as the real deal, authentic, or genuine. This next Beatitude states that the “pure in heart” will see God. Christians are many times labeled as hypocrites because people may see the...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    February 23, 2024

Blessed are the merciful

We are moving right along in the Beatitudes, and we come to one that is really hard for a lot of us. Matthew 5:7 says, “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” The Greek definition for the word “merciful” is basically having compass...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    February 16, 2024

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness

As we continue to study the beatitudes in Matthew Chapter 5, we turn to verse 6, which says, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Now when we say that we’re hungry or thirsty in everyday life, that...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    February 9, 2024

Blessed are the meek!

This beatitude is especially hard for me because I, by nature, am not a meek person. The definition for this word “meek” deals with being a submissive, mild mannered, easily-imposed-upon person. If you’re like me that is hard to do when you feel...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    February 2, 2024

Blessed are …

As we continue to take a good look at the Beatitudes in Matthew chapter 5, we’re going to concentrate this week on verse 4, which says, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” The Greek word for “blessed” means to be fortunate...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    January 26, 2024

Blessed are ...

In the gospel of Matthew, chapter 5, Jesus begins an incredible presentation we call the “Sermon on the Mount.” Verse two of this chapter begins by stating that Jesus sat down, his disciples came to him and “he opened his mouth and began to teach...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    January 19, 2024

Are we worthy?

What is our worth? I mean, are we really worthy of anything? There is an old saying about people we consider to be not worthy of much, it goes something like “they aren’t worth a plug nickel.” In the New Testament scriptures, the word “wort...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    January 12, 2024

I want to be blessed

I really wish that my life would go better. I wish I had a better job, I wish my car would run better, I wish my family would be healthier, I wish I could leap tall buildings with a single bound, I wish, I wish, I wish! We certainly wish for a lot...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    January 5, 2024

The Big Bang, then the Big Blurp!

Oh, it’s that time of the year again, yes, the very first of what we hope will be a fantastic one. Most of us have made plans or some kind of resolutions for the year 2024 that we are so excited to fulfill. Well, if you’re like me, sometimes those pl...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    December 29, 2023

Wisdom, more valuable than anything

What is the most valuable item in this world today? Is it gold, silver or some precious stone? Maybe it’s a valuable piece of artwork or sports memorabilia, or a strategic parcel of land. There are a lot of highly intelligent people on this earth who...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    December 22, 2023

The Land of Canaan Part 2

As we continue to offer information on the events happening in Israel, please remember this is a short abbreviated biblical historical retelling of these events. After the Israelites were given the Land of Canaan by the Lord, they were supposed to...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    December 15, 2023

The land of Canaan

The war going on in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank is having a ripple effect around the world. This ripple has come to the United States and has made many Jews afraid of being persecuted as well as it has many people protesting, not only against...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    December 8, 2023

Keep the fire burning

How many of us go camping, tent or trailer, it doesn’t matter? We enjoy the outdoors and love sitting around a campfire roasting hotdogs and marshmallows, telling tall tale fishing stories, and talking with friends and family. If you’re like me, you...

 

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