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On Sunday evening, we’ll be looking at what it means to live as a worthy citizen of Christ’s kingdom from Philippians 1:27

I have to say

Well, we have certainly been blessed to live in interesting times. The news this past week has been filled with things that are concerning: riots in the Capitol building; an election in Georgia giving the Democratic Party control in the House and Senate. Many Christians are experiencing anxiety and fear. The life they have known as citizens of the United States feels threatened. And it may be.

I woke up somewhere in the middle of the night last night with this hymn playing in my mind. “Long the clouds of evil lower; bless us now with gladsome days Let thy children see Thy power, let their children learn Thy praise On us let the grace and beauty of the Lord our God remain Strengthen us for noble duty that our work be not in vain.”

One of my favorite “Christmas texts” isn’t found in the gospels or the prophets, but in Hebrews 2:14-15. It’s a deep summary of the purpose and power of the incarnation. It’s a particularly relevant reminder this year. In a world gripped by the fear of death, we celebrate Christmas as a Divine Invasion of life!

“Nativity” refers to a person’s “birth,” particularly the circumstances associated with a person’s birth. So, what are we to make of the nativity of Jesus? In Luke 2:1-7, God speaks three words of hope to kindle a heart of faith.

Pastor Dale shares his top four books on the difficult subject of critical theory.

My two-year-old son loves to work with me in the garage. It’s not something I’ve taught him or encouraged, but he just likes being with his Dad and working away with tools.   He enjoys banging away at scrap pieces of wood with his plastic hammer or drill. Sometimes though I’ll let him use my tools with me. We’ll sand a piece of wood together or drill a hole. He loves this!

Pastor Wayne shares his top 5 books of 2020. Can you tell he loves reading and talking about books?

One of the wonderful things about the way the Bible talks about money is that it never treats it as a budget issue; it’s always a heart and faith issue. Whenever the authors of Scripture address the topic it is clear that they are not seeking resources but righteousness. In the same vein, I’d like to talk about finances not in the interest of meeting budget, but in the pursuit of growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord!