“Influencing the World” – January 6th, 2021

“Influencing the World” – January 6th, 2021

Dear Church Family, One of the challenges of the Christian life is to influence the world around us. People are lost in absolute darkness and are without hope and without God in this world. Being an influence is harder now than at any time in my life. The circumstances around us have changed, but the means of change remain the same. On Sunday we will be looking at Matthew 5:13-16. The title of the message is “ Influencing the World.” Other verses that will prepare you for our time in God’s word are Philippians 2:14-16, I Peter 2:11-12, and Acts 1:8. May the Lord enable us to live out the words of these verses until Jesus returns. Have a nice day as you represent the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. In His Matchless Grace Pastor...

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“The First Christmas: A Christmas of Firsts” – December 16th, 2020

“The First Christmas: A Christmas of Firsts” – December 16th, 2020

Dear Church Family, The “firsts” in life are oftentimes memorable and enjoyable. I remember with fondness the first car that I owned. It was a black  Plymouth Volare and it served me well for a number of years. I also fondly remember my first date with my wife Melinda. It was at a club in downtown Pittsburgh where my company celebrated the completion of the Alcoa Aluminum audit. We remember the “firsts” in our lives because they frequently are special. The first Christmas is like that in several ways. On Sunday we will be looking at Luke 1:30-35. The title of the message is The First Christmas: A Christmas of Firsts. Other verses that will prepare you for our time in God’s word are John 8:58, Psalm 89:27-29, and I John 3:5. I am looking forward to worshipping with you this Sunday morning. May the uniqueness of Christmas fill you with awe and gratitude this Christmas season. God bless you and have a wonderful day. In His Matchless Grace, Pastor...

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“Happy are the Harassed” – December 2nd, 2020

“Happy are the Harassed” – December 2nd, 2020

Dear Church Family, As followers of the Lord Jesus we all want to live at peace with others. Sometimes, however, others don’t want to live at peace with us. Our faith and commitment to follow Jesus makes a peaceful relationship with them impossible. On Sunday morning we will be looking at Matthew 5:10-12. The message title is “ Happy are the Harassed.” Other verses that will prepare you for this final beatitude are Acts 5:40-42, I Peter 2:20-23, and Exodus 2:20-23. May we all be blessed by our time in God’s word. Have a wonderful day as you seek to please God more than men. God bless you and stay close to Jesus! In His Sustaining Grace, Pastor...

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“Blessed are the Peacemakers” – November 25th, 2020

“Blessed are the Peacemakers” – November 25th, 2020

Dear Church Family, Boy, is there a lack of peace in this world! Living in harmony has been a challenge since Cain and Abel and the present condition of the world has created new challenges for people to be at peace with one another. That is why the role of peacemaker is at such a high premium. On Sunday morning we will be giving our attention to Matthew 5:9. The title of the message is “Blessed are the Peacemakers.” Other verses that will prepare you for our time in God’s word are Romans 14:19, Romans 12:18, and James 3:17-18. I’m excited to be with you on Sunday morning. May you experience the Prince of Peace during this Thanksgiving holiday. God bless you and have a great day. Thankful to be Your Pastor, Pastor...

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“Happy are the Holy” – November 18th. 2020

“Happy are the Holy” – November 18th. 2020

Dear Church Family, It’s sad for me to think that so many people believe that you can only have fun if you do things that are not honorable or holy. It’s sad because just the opposite is true. We are most happy when we are most holy. On Sunday morning we will be looking at Matthew 5:8. The title of the message is “ Happy are the Holy.” Other verses that will prepare you for our time together are I Samuel 16:7, and Psalm 26:1-2, . This is a wonderful verse that will be a treat for me to expound to you. On Sunday evening at 6:00 pm we will enjoy communion. I am especially looking forward to this communion in light of all the challenges that we all have faced this year. Until then, God bless you and continue to pursue personal holiness. For Jesus, Pastor...

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“Happy are the Hungry” – November 4th, 2020

“Happy are the Hungry” – November 4th, 2020

Dear Church Family, It’s wonderful to have our hunger satisfied. We can satisfy our hunger with a pizza, hamburger, or something more exotic such as a steak. Even a piece of bread can placate the ache inside us. The greatest hunger is spiritual in nature and only God can satisfy that. On Sunday morning we will continue our study of the book of Matthew. The message title is “Happy are the Hungry.” The passage is Matthew 5:6. Other verses that will prepare you for our time in God’s word are Job 23:12, Psalm 107:8-9, and Isaiah 55:1-2. I eagerly await the chance to share with you this heart searching message. May you rest in the Lord as we wait for the election results to be complete. God bless you and keep hungering for the Lord Jesus. Resting In Him, Pastor...

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