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January 18, 2016 Does God Want Us to Be Happy?

When you saw the title of this blog, “Does God want you to be happy?”, what was your first instinct? If you are like most people I believe you would say, “Yes, God wants us to be happy.” After all God is a loving God so why wouldn’t he want us to be happy? As I think about Sunday’s sermon in Ruth 2, I see events taking place that will certainly make Ruth, Boaz and Naomi happy, but was happiness…

January 11, 2016 Running

I have been thinking quite a bit about Sunday’s sermon title, “Commit: Don’t Run.” How we handle life’s challenges says a whole lot about a couple of things, our commitment level and our faith. I think more so, our faith. According to Warren Wiersbe in his commentary on Hebrews, “True Bible faith is confident obedience to God’s Word in spite of the circumstances and consequences.”   This, my friends, is the failure of our society. We have lost true Bible…

January 4, 2016 Excellence

As we look forward to this new year I know we all have good intentions to improve in some way from last year. It is what we do, whether we verbalize it or not. In ourselves we want to be healthier, happier, more stable, more prepared financially for the future, or we just want to be a better version of ourselves. There is nothing wrong with any of these things. In and of themselves they are good and they are…