Pastor Joe's Blog

February
05 2016
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The fate of the child of God and the fate of the fool

The fate of the child of God and the fate of the fool. We all get what we get according to our choices. In this is a sort of fate, but not as the world sees that term. To the world fate is a word that refers to an inevitable end, no matter what one chooses. But this is only half the truth. What one chooses concerning the One who decrees all things...
January
29 2016
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God will provide humility and then the followers

God will provide the humility and then the followers The first two kings of Israel were vastly different men. Saul, who began his rule with success, would later greatly fail. David who began his commission on the run as an outlaw, would soon enough find great success. ...
January
24 2016
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Environments change but man's condition never changes

Environments change but man's condition never changes. Winston Churchill in an essay he entitled "Fifty Years Hence," written in 1932, writes about the incredible changes he perceived over the prior century. These changes were due mainly to science in which man had greatly increased...
January
09 2016
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Compassion

Compassion Webster's dictionary defines compassion as "sorrow for the sufferings or trouble of another or others, accompanied by an urge to help." Compassion is a wonderful virtue. It actually feels good. To help another person in their trouble with the proper motivation that is from divine...
December
31 2015
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Resist the perfectionist within

Resist the perfectionist within Sometimes a believer feels very heavy pressure to live up to the ideals and ethics of the Christian life. The virtues that are commanded of him are many, and all of them are divine in origin, so then, they are supernatural. God has made it so the natural can live a supernatural...
December
18 2015
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Fragments of truth wrapped in untruths

Fragments of truth wrapped in untruths This past week an amateur filmmaker took to the campus of Yale University with a petition that he asked students to sign. It was a petition to repeal the First Amendment. Amendment I ...
December
11 2015
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Don't let cynicism replace enchantment in the soul

Don’t let cynicism replace enchantment in the soul. Due to attending the on-line course from Hillsdale College on C.S. Lewis, I have been, as I’m sure you have been able to see, greatly influenced by them. And so, if you’ll bear with me a little more, this blog is more like an...
December
04 2015
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The Whole word and nothing but the Word

The Whole Word and nothing but the Word. In order to understand things we break them down into smaller bits and then categorize these bits in a way that helps us to learn them. In chemistry we break the science down into organic and inorganic, and many subdivisions of these. The elements are...
November
27 2015
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Pressure from

Pressure from "others." I have several times heard from Christians who are faithfully attending Bible classes in order to learn the scriptures in depth that they have people around them, family, friends, spouse, etc. who put pressure on them to quit this habit. It seems pretty...
November
20 2015
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Don't ignore your imagination - it leads to wisdom.

Don't ignore your imagination - it leads to wisdom. C.S. Lewis in his book The Four Loves writes about the Greek word storge which is defined by our English word...
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