You Neglect It At Your Peril

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You Neglect It At Your Peril   You are more than a physical body. We instinctively recognize that the fullness of our lives has many dimensions: physical, emotional, intellectual, etc. And we acknowledge that we neglect any of these key dimensions at our peril. If you disregard high blood...

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Tags: benefits, bible, health, romans, spiritual

The Present of His Presence

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The Present of His Presence By Pastor Mark D. Cain If there is one gift that I could give to each of you it would be an increased awareness of the daily presence of Jesus.  Significantly in the first chapter of the New Testament He is declared by an angel to be Emmanuel – God with us...

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The Lesson Of Pain

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THE LESSON OF PAIN By Pastor Mark D. Cain With recent surgeries, I find I am still learning this lesson, so I am repeating this article from several years ago   “Why does it have to hurt so?”  That was the question an older lady asked former missionary, Bible teacher, and...

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It's Caled Grief WORK For A Reason

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It’s Called Grief WORK For A Reason  By Pastor Mark D. Cain   Research for a recent sermon helped me realize the collection of nuggets of wisdom and helpful insights for grief work that I have accumulated and filed over the years. Very few are original with me – but as you...

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Doing Church On Purpose

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Part of wise living, according to the Bible includes “Making the most of your time,” Ephesians 5:15-16. Therefore, we never want to waste your time, and in fact quite the opposite, we want to be purposeful in all that we do. For that reason the Elders and Pastors regularly revisit...

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A Year Theme As Our Target

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Charlie Brown declares to Lucy “Next year I’m going to be a changed person!”                  “That’s a laugh, Charlie Brown,” Lucy challenges. “I mean it!” he...

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Distractions & Choices: The Stuff of Everyday Life

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Distractions & Choices: The Stuff of Everyday Life   How do you pursue an intimate relationship with One whom you cannot physically see, audibly hear, or tangibly touch? That was just one of the many subjects that I was able to give focused attention to on my recent...

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Tags: choices, distractions, relationship, jesus, cultivate

How Is Your Personal Relationship with...The Church?

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How Is Your Personal Relationship With...The Church?   There’s no easy way to say this. I know it will come across as self-serving to some. But I want to ask you to reflect with me on the biblical significance of the church. Not theoretically, but personally. How important is your...

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"And that's the way it is..."

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Many of us can remember that man who was once referred to as America’s most trusted newscaster, Walter Cronkite.  With his soothing voice, grandfatherly appearance and rhythmic cadence, he became a familiar guest each evening in the home I grew up in.  And who can forget his...

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Meeting God Even In The Valley

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  Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle.       I don’t know who said that first, but the closer I get to people, the more I find it true.  And it’s tempting to think, “After ‘this’ is over I’ll have time to seriously...

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