Pastor Joe's Blog

February
17 Wednesday
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Church Update - the sun is on the horizon

The water has been pumped out of the church. There is a lot of damage, and a very musty smell, but it's a start. Everything that was ruined is replaceable.  The good news is that our gracious building manager, as I have come to find out, a person that clearly loves the Lord, is going to allow us to use a vacant suite on the first floor of our building for church...
February
16 Tuesday
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Church Flood

  Church Flood 2021 You may have gotten a text or message from us that the church has flooded. There is ten inches of water in our church right now. Everything that was below this level has been...
January
15 Friday
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Isaiah Part 35: The Redemption of Israel (42:18-44:23)

We continue to learn of this very large work by Isaiah. I didn’t know what I was getting into. If you have been reading, you might recall that I was doing a blog series on the prophets, which was originally meant to discuss their lives and not necessarily expound on their writings, however, since...
January
08 Friday
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Isaiah Part 34: The Consolation of the World, part 3 (chapters 40-42).

In Chapter 40 there were three voices of consolation: the heralds, the word of God, and the arm of the Lord. In the second part of chapter 40 we meet the incomparable God of Israel as Creator.   ...
December
18 2020
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Indestructible Life

Heb 7:12-17 For when the priesthood is changed, of necessity there takes place a change of law also. 13 For the one concerning whom these things...
December
04 2020
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Isaiah part 33 - The Consolation of the World, part 2 (chapters 40-42)

*** Last time I mistakenly published “part 31” which should have been “part 32”. ***   ...
November
21 2020
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God’s will is not rule of law but rule of Christ

Imagine Satan ruled the world as he does, but that he gave all power of governing the world to Christ, the greatest and most genuine of all leaders. I wonder if he had something like this in mind when he tempted Christ. ...
November
13 2020
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Isaiah part 32 - The Consolation of the World (chapters 40-42)

Immediately after we hear the message of disaster in 39:5-7 we hear the message of comfort (40:1-2). Though judgment and its accompanying disaster must come upon unfaithfulness, there is still a people on earth that belong to God, to whom He has made a covenant. They must trust while the world burns around them. To Israel, to the remnant of that...
November
13 2020
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Isaiah part 31: The Fickle Spiritual Life of Hezekiah, chapters 38-39

The Book of the Servant (chapters 38-55) begins with king Hezekiah’s illness, his prayer, and his miraculous recovery which he properly credits to God (chapter 38). This happens before Assyria threatens the destruction of Jerusalem....
November
13 2020
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Isaiah part 30: Book 2, The Book of the Servant; chapters 38-55 Overview

Isaiah typically hints in one section what will be developed in the next. Book 1 (The Book of the King) began with a developing darkness (chapters 1-5) and hinted at the possibility that divine grace had been exhausted....
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