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NEW SERIES ON . . .

Look! A Squirrel!!!

They are everywhere!

Wherever I am, whatever I'm doing, they are there and they don't seem to be leaving. Actually, it seems as if though they are bringing friends.

What are they? Squirrels . . . .


CONSIDER THE SOURCE

Guest Blog by Pastor Caleb

  • Where did I come from? (Origin)

  • Who am I? (Identity)

  • Why am I here? (Purpose)

  • Where am I heading? (Destiny)

 

If you were to ask different people around the world those four questions, you would get a lot of different answers.  But how you answer those four questions are of utmost importance. Let’s take origin for example. If you are here because of a cosmic accident, through billions of years of struggle, mutation, and chance, then what does that say about your identity, purpose, and destiny?  Let’s just say it’s not so encouraging.

 

 


WHAT'S HE WORTH TO YOU?

Guest Blog by Pastor Caleb

$430,000,000. That’s how much the Los Angeles Angels, a Major League Baseball team, will pay their star player, Mike Trout, over the next 12 years. $430 million.  At my current salary as a Youth Pastor at West Pines Baptist Church, it would take me over 8,600 years to make what Mike Trout will make in the next dozen. I don’t think I’ll live that long.

 


REMEMBERING MOM

The Legacy of Moms of Faith

I miss my mom . . . 

I miss her always asking if we need anything to eat.

I miss her always wanting to see me play sports - and yell at my coach.

I miss her questions about Bible doctrine that came up as she read her Bible daily.

I miss her telling me to treat Brenda right "because she's a keeper".


IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD

Philippians & Better Thinking

Charles Dickens, in  A Tale of Two Cities, famously writes: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."

The rest of the quote goes:

 

ARE YOU A PEOPLE PERSON?

There's A Reason Why You Should Be

Relationships matter to God.

Consider:

A friend loves at all times,
and a brother is born for adversity.
Proverbs 17:17

As iron sharpens iron, so a man
sharpens the countenance of his friend.
Proverbs 27:17



I HAVE A GOOD MEMORY, BUT IT'S SHORT

Remembering Our Savior

How's your memory?

I have said it before: "I have a good memory, but it's short."

Unfortunately, when it comes to the THE GOSPEL of JESUS CHRIST, many of us have good memories, but they're short. We remember the cross and remember the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but sometimes we forget about Christ's suffering. This is why Jesus Himself tells us to remember Him.


RESURRECTION POWER

Why Believe?

I love the Easter Season. I always have, but for different reasons.

  • As a kid, I loved Easter because it meant winter was over and spring was here and no more white stuff to shovel.
  • As a college student, I loved Easter because of the Easter / Spring break that allowed me to go home to see my parents (and girlfriend )
  • And I always loved Easter for the chocolate Easter Bunny and especially the Easter eggs with chocolate and peanut butter. That's good stuff.

I know . . . I know . . . I'm so shallow.


2 + 2 = 4

And Other Narrow-Minded Beliefs

John 18:37-38

Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?”

Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”

38 Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, “I find no fault in Him at all.

 

In the above passage of Scripture, Pilate asks Jesus "What is truth?" And for thousands of years, the search for "truth" continued until, more recently, the great minds of this world have concluded that there is no truth. Current worldviews bring this "no truth" or "fluid truth" concept to light.

The philosophy of relativism says all truth is relative and there is no such thing as absolute truth, but instead, truth changes depending on people and circumstances. Us old people used to call this "situational ethics".



GOOD NEWS & BAD NEWS

Guest Blog by Pastor Caleb

Romans 3:9-12

“What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin, as it is written: ‘None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.”

Yesterday, I went to a high school baseball game to support a student in our youth group. While watching the game, I met an 11th grade student who told me he “wanted to get closer to God.” I asked him if he knew for sure where he would go when he died. He said “Absolutely… I would go to heaven.”  When I asked why he was so sure that’s where he would go, he essentially said because he was a good person and he did good deeds.

 

 


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SERVICE TIMES

Sunday Morning

10:00 Worship Service

11:30 Sunday School

Tuesday

7:00pm College and Career

Wednesday

6:30pm AWANA
6:30pm Youth Group
7:00pm Adult Bible Study

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