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A Church can be Looked at Like a Human Form

A Church can be Looked at Like a Human Form

Written by on October 29, 2019

The Word teaches that a church (and really any community of people) can be looked at as being in the human form. One way of describing how a church works is by grouping its activities into “systems”, similar to the various systems of the human body. All the systems interconnect and support one another, but […]

The Opportunity Before Us

Written by on September 23, 2019

Hello, friends! I hope you all had a great summer, and are looking forward to the coming change of seasons. For myself, it has been a summer full of moving in, setting up and planning, with a break in the middle for some important down time at the beach. As a part of my planning […]

Hello Washington

Written by on July 17, 2019

I strongly believe that if you take these seven tasks deadly seriously, and make them the seven most important things in your life–even for a short period of time–then you will see a powerful net positive result in the lives of the people around you, and maybe even in your own life, too. Here they are:

Some Reflections on Easter

Some Reflections on Easter

Written by on April 9, 2019

The Easter season is a great time to focus in on our ideas of God – and on our relationship with Him.  Following are some thoughts I wrote for our April Newsletter, the ECHO, about the Lord’s resurrection as it is described in the Gospels. About the Lord’s Resurrection There is as you may know […]

People Wonder about our Church Logo:

People Wonder about our Church Logo:

Written by on August 15, 2018

Why do we feature a white horse and two interlocking letters, rather than the traditional symbol of the cross?  There are several reasons.  First, the horse is a Biblical symbol for the power of understanding, and the white horse described in the Book of Revelation represents the power of a pure, true understanding.  This is […]

Good and Truth

Good and Truth

Written by on June 21, 2018

In a political and social environment where people are inclined to select their truth from any number of conflicting sources, and where “fake news” is the indictment most used to discredit information we don’t like, it can be difficult to sort fact from fiction.  But the truth matters, and ignorance or misunderstanding can hurt us […]

Firearms in Schools

Firearms in Schools

Written by on March 22, 2018

Quite apart from the fact that our Lord clearly warns against any attempt to address violence with violence  (Matthew 5:38-42), it is our considered opinion that school safety ultimately depends on the cultivation of a strong culture of charity – among the students themselves and between all the students and staff.  More guns in schools […]

The #MeToo Movement

The #MeToo Movement

Written by on February 14, 2018

February 14th, 2018 If there’s one thing sacred in the spiritual and practical life of the church it is marriage – and all the expressions of intimacy that belong to the realm of marriage.  In fact, we are one of very few churches in the world that teach the potential for marriage with all its […]

Concerned about the State of the World?

Written by on October 25, 2016

There’s an old cartoon that features a man after death arriving in heaven, asking God why He permitted so many crimes and atrocities in the world he had just come from.  In the next frame we see God saying, “That’s funny, I was going to ask YOU the same thing.” God permits all sorts of […]

Violence is Not the Answer (click to read more)

Written by on June 15, 2016

July 20, 2016 – It is with profound sadness, grief, and concern for our nation that we mark the the series of incidents of racially charged homicides in our country.  As we know, actions like this are permitted in Divine Providence for the sake of human free-will, and also for the reason that they expose […]

None at present

Written by on June 5, 2016

Sermon Series on The Trinity

Written by on February 10, 2016

I have been moved to undertake a short sermon series on The Trinity.

Festival Services

Festival Services

Written by on January 29, 2016 in Pastors Messages

Festival services include special events and activities. Like most Christians we recognize special occasions like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Palm Sunday and Easter with distinctive customs especially geared to families with young children.

Baptism and Ritual Washing

Baptism and Ritual Washing

Written by on September 14, 2015

Cleansing truth from the WORD…  is like the water we use to wash away filthy things. Sunday worship, which included an infant baptism was all about washing, not just baptism, which is a special kind of washing, but washing in the way the Jewish people used to do it, the way the Lord Himself did […]

The first and greatest commandment is to love the Lord

Written by on July 6, 2015

We are also to lay down our lives for our friends… The Lord Himself said that there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for his friends”?  In this week’s sermon “No Greater Love” I discuss how the two teachings fit together, and challenges all of us always to serve the Lord, that is, […]

Know Yourself: How and Why

Written by on May 18, 2015

“How can I really know whether I am inwardly alright or not? How can I be sure?” (Read more)… This week’s sermon: Know Yourself, by Rev. Michael D. Gladish Only the Lord can discern perfectly what’s in our hearts, but He gives us tools and clear signs that point us in the right direction. Some of these […]

7 Ways to Benefit from Evil in the World

Written by on May 4, 2015

Evil, disorder and tragedy are real problems….  Nothing we think or say can diminish that fact.  But the Lord urgently teaches us that He permits no evil unless some good can come out of it.  What is that good? Read more in this week’s sermon: 7 Ways to Benefit from Evil

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

Written by on March 30, 2015

It’s NOT EASY to let go of our preconceived ideas… In Matthew 21, we read about the Lord entering Jerusalem amid great joy and celebration, but knowing that He would soon be crucified.  His actions from that time on did nothing to appease those who hated Him. What does His driving out of the money-changers […]

Peace in Turmoil

Peace in Turmoil

Written by on March 2, 2015

Did you know that there is an inward kind of peace and… happiness – that we may not even notice in ourselves?  Why is that?  And what good is it, anyway, if we’re not aware of it?  This week’s sermon looks into this from a deeper, spiritual perspective and may bring some comfort if you […]

Please come and checkout our newly renovated building.

Please come and checkout our newly renovated building.

Written by on June 10, 2014

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