Pastor Joe's Blog

June
10 2016
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Us and Them

Us and them This morning as I was just beginning to get to the day's work I heard a voice from the outer hallway of the church yelling, "Hello, hello?" I popped my head out and was introduced...
May
27 2016
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When is God going to deliver me?

When is God going to deliver me?   Every believer seems to hang on to some aspects of their old Adamic life. There are various...
May
20 2016
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Men most joyful or most to be pitied?

Men most joyful or most to be pitied? If we meet all the demands that God puts upon us then there will be nothing left over for self. This is Christianity and it is how Christianity differs from ordinary ideas of 'morality' or...
May
14 2016
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The City on a Hill

The City on a Hill   Every believer in the Lord Jesus Christ lives with eternal security. Sometimes, eternity seems far away both in time and in distance. Yet as we know, things aren't always what they seem. For every believer there is a glimmer of eternity always on the horizon. The image I'm going for...
May
08 2016
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The influence of pomp and superstition

The influence of pomp and superstition   Humanity has long had a love affair with pageantry and ceremony. We love grandiose productions with all the accompanying grandeur. Hitler and the Nazi party used this fascination for the purpose of selling their brand of Arian supremacy and National Socialism, and later...
April
29 2016
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The Morning Star

The Morning Star   This article is inspired by the essay written by C.S. Lewis entitled The Weight of Glory.   We are strangers in the universe. Some try to convince the people of the world that the glory of man is here on the earth, but when we question the use of the word...
April
23 2016
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Preprogrammed Bias

Preprogrammed Bias   It is possible to see, when examining the history of Christian theology since the beginning of the church, that some influential pastors or teachers (or bishops, as they were called) struggled to let go of their loves of the past. By loves I mean either philosophy, human morality, licentiousness, culture,...
April
17 2016
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Miracle on Ives Street

Miracle on Ives Street When does God move to surprise you in the case of something that you believed without a doubt was a lost cause? Does He move right away or does He sovereignty wait until the last minute? I suspect we have all had a lot of the immediate kind and few of the last minute kind,...
April
01 2016
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The past and current attacks on Christianity

The past and current attacks on Christianity I have written from time to time about the progressive movement, which started in Germany in the eighteen hundreds and began to take over American universities at the turn of the century. It spread so fast that we had our first progressive president,...
March
25 2016
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Charlie the Daisy

Charley the Daisy So I read an article this afternoon about an elementary school in Southern California that had to cancel a play put on by some kindergarteners. It wasn't because of an earthquake or a terrorist threat or a power outage, but because when the play started some parents or...
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