The Trap of Tradition

“Tradition is the living faith of the dead, traditionalism is the dead faith of the living. And, I suppose I should add, it is traditionalism that gives tradition such a bad name.” -Jaroslav Pelikan

   Jesus’ most harsh words were reserved for the religious leaders of His day, and among His most harsh words for them was the elevation of tradition over God. The scribes,...

Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Hope During the Storm

“…He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.” Luke 8:25

by Nick Molick This week’s sermon looked at Jesus calming the storm while He and the disciples were on a boat in the middle of the Sea of Galilee. This may be a very familiar story to you,...

Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2017
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In the Middle

But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” Matthew 14:27

by Cathy Slusser In her book, The Miracle in the Middle, Charlotte Gambill applies a Bible story similar to the one told in this week’s sermon.  In Matthew 14, after the miracle of the...

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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We Shall Behold Him

“He covers himself with light as with a garment. He stretches out the heavens like a curtain.” Psalm 104:2

By George Volpe Why is there a danger of looking at an eclipse with the naked eye? Even though most of the sun’s rays are blocked, it is possible to stare at the sun longer, allowing the...

Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017
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Always Picking on Me

“Jacob I have loved but Esau I have hated.” Romans 9:13

By Kel Cunard     There were three men who played vital roles in my life: my father, my youth pastor, and my soccer coach and principal, David Sanford. As I look back on my teenage...

Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017
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Eternally Satisfied

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11

By Mackenzie Hoopingarner     Over the course of this series, we have been on the hunt to discover the purpose of our lives. The writer of Ecclesiastes, known to have been the wisest and...

Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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Home Is Where the Heart Is

“And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.” John 17:55

By Nick Mollick     The incredible Word of God is filled with accounts of how God came to His people and ministered to them, dwelt among them, led them, guided them, rebuked them and...

Posted on Friday, February 17, 2017
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“O Lord, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells.” Psalm 26:8

By Keith Thomas     A soldier returned home recently from a tour in Afghanistan and received the shock of his life. The key to his house didn’t work. Someone had changed the locks...

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017
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Rearranging the Furniture in God’s House

“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God?” 1 Corinthians 6:19

By Amy Pilson      This morning I ended up in 2 Kings 16 – to me, an obscure passage. In the story, Ahaz was king and got into some trouble with surrounding kingdoms. They...

Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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Be Still

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10

By Cathy Slusser     Until my diagnosis with M.S., I didn’t fully realize what it meant to “be still and know that I am God.” I was always a “doer.” My...

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2016
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Running on Empty

“It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life...” 1 Kings 19:4

By Kel Cunard     Take three friends, mix in a few firearms, and you’ve got yourself a hunting trip. When Wisconsin native Frank Allegretti invited Thomas Boos and Malcolm McMillan...

Posted on Monday, March 21, 2016
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Crazy Tired

“And [Elijah] asked that he might die...” 1 Kings 19:4

    Millions of Americans don’t get enough sleep. We not only fall short individually, we celebrate our exhaustion corporately. We promote the ones who arrive the earliest, stay the latest and...

Posted on Saturday, March 19, 2016
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7 Things to Expect When Revival Comes

Taken from Life Action website

        1. God’s Word will be exalted and authoritative over human experience. To elevate (or even equate) personal experiences with the authority of God’s Word is to become vulnerable to...

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2016
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Living in Liberation

“Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God…” Psalm 51:14

    In the spring of 1945, Allied forces moved across Europe destroying German strongholds and liberating prisoners from the Nazi work and death camps. Inside the barbed wire of each prison,...

Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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The Most Difficult Person to Forgive

“I was brought forth in iniquity…” Psalm 51:5

     On a quiet Monday morning in Nickels Mines, Pennsylvania, Charles Roberts entered a one-room Amish schoolhouse brandished an automatic rifle and ordered all the boys and the teacher to...

Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2016
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