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  • September 19, 2020

    To try to express a love so real, That far surpasses all we think or feel, Can one define it—can picture or song? Yet we have this assurance: We know we belong. The Lord of love, yes, it is He, Who holds our hearts and makes them free. The beginning is now, every moment a [...]

  • March 4, 2020

    Tales still circulate today of $50,000 in English gold coins buried in the mountains of upstate New York during the French and Indian War. Who doesn't love a good story of buried treasure? In Matthew 6, Jesus speaks of treasures too, saying we're not to store them up on earth, but in heaven: “For where [...]

  • November 27, 2019

    READ: DEUTERONOMY 8:1-3; MATTHEW 4:1-4 When your stomach growls, nothing satisfies like good food. But what about spiritual hunger? Jesus said if we go to Him, we would not go hungry, for He is the “bread of life” (John 6:35). It’s easy to feel spiritually full after a great church retreat, an awesome Christian concert, [...]

  • November 11, 2019

    READ: ISAIAH 49:15-16; ROMANS 8:35-39 Do you ever wonder, Where is God now? Doesn’t He love me? Isaiah 49:15-16 presents one of the most beautiful expressions—in all of Scripture—of God’s everlasting love for His people. Here God contrasts His love with perhaps the closest of human bonds: that of a mother with her nursing child. [...]

  • October 20, 2019

    In recent years, our local high school has turned out two star basketball players. One, since graduating, has gone on to play in the NBA. The other, a senior, led the team to winning the state title this year. Yet when the coach is interviewed, he never boasts about one individual player, but rather, he [...]