Pastor's Blog

Happy Thanksgiving !

On Wednesday Night, November 24th, at 6:30 p.m. we will not have our normal Wednesday Night Bible Study so that our church staff and members can spend time with the Lord, their Family, and Friends in preparation for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We encourage you to meditate on 1Th 5:18 " in everything Give Thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." And the reason we can Give Thanks in everything (whether it seems good to us or bad) is because of Rom 8:28 " we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." 

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Clarity about COVID Vax

On Wednesday Night, November 17th, at 6:30pm, I will try to clarify my thoughts about taking the COVID Vaccine. I was recently asked in a Youtube comment to clarify my thinking on whether a Christian should obey or disobey the government's mandate to take the COVID Vaccine. The comment seemed to imply that my teaching has been unclear at best or contradictory at worst.

     The commentator said "Brother Danny, you use Hebrews 13:17 to say to 'obey those who rule over us...' and if you're an employee obey your boss...if you're a citizen obey your government. The obvious dilemma today for millions of people is whether to obey both the government and employers who are mandating the COVID shot. You (and Hebrews) say we should obey and submit to those who rule over us for they watch over our souls. In another sermon on the vaccination, you indicated that it is not expressly addressed (or even implied) by the scriptures, and therefore subject to our personal decision and convictions. If that is the case, and the Lord gives us no information on whether it is unbiblical, unethical, immoral or illegal, then it would seem that your teaching in this sermon is that I need to obey my employer and take the shot, regardless of my personal convictions not to do so, in order to follow sound Biblical teaching. Is that what you are saying?"

     So Wednesday Night, we will attempt to clarify whether to Take (or Not Take) the COVID Vaccine.

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The Deity & Humanity of Christ

   On Wednesday Night, November 10th, at 6:30pm, we will study the Deity & Humanity of Jesus Christ. Specifically, we have been asked to explain that if Jesus was fully God, then why did He say in Mar 13:32 [speaking of the Second Coming of Christ] “But of that day  and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father." If Jesus was "fully God" would He not know when He is coming?

     And that will be our Wednesday Night Question of the Evening: During the Incarnation, when God was made flesh and dwelt among us in the person of Jesus Christ -

     Was Jesus both fully man and fully God?

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The New World Religion: Environmentalism

On Wednesday Night, October 27th, at 6:30pm, we will study “Climate Change.” From October 31st to November 12th, the United Nations Annual Climate Conference will convene in Glasgow, Scotland. The importance of this conference is stated at the “ukcop26.org” website: “Climate change is the greatest risk facing us all…. Around the world storms, floods and wildfires are intensifying. Air pollution sadly affects the health of tens of millions of people and unpredictable weather causes untold damage to homes and livelihoods too.” In order to tackle this existential threat to planet Earth, the United Nation is challenging all the nations of the world to achieve 3 Goals:

1. Achieve Net Zero [or Zero pollution] by 2050 which means accelerate the phase-out of coal, curtail deforestation, speed up the switch to electric vehicles, and encourage investment in renewable energy.

2. Protect communities and natural habitats. The climate is already changing and it will continue to change even as we reduce emissions with devastating effects. The UN encourages countries…to protect and restore ecosystems, build defenses… and resilient infrastructure and agriculture to avoid loss of homes, livelihoods and even lives.

3. Mobilize finance – To deliver on our first two goals, developed countries must make good on their promise to mobilize at least $100Bn in climate finance per year by 2020. International financial institutions must play their part and work towards unleashing the trillions in private and public sector finance required to secure global net zero.

4. Work together to deliver ..[us from the] climate crisis.

What do you think?

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Halloween ?

On Wednesday Night, October 20th, at 6:30pm, we will study “Halloween” which once again appears on our calendars in 2 weeks. Halloween is a controversial time for the church. Some church members say that Halloween is harmless fun. Others say Halloween is the Devil’s Night.

What do you think? Should Christians participate in Halloween activities such as Trick or Treat, Haunted Houses, Horror Movies, and Masquerade parties dressed as Witches, Wizards, Ghosts, Vampires, etc. ? 

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