Pastor to People: March 26, 2017

Date March 26, 2017
Author Dr. William P. Bertsche
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Last week Pastor Ed encouraged us to pursue unity by standing firm together, agreeing “in the Lord” to put aside personal preferences and serve one another in love. I also appreciated his reminder that “our future joy is deeply connected to our ongoing unity.” That’s a really important point …

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Senior Pastor Update: March 19, 2017

Date March 19, 2017
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In 2 Timothy 4:2, Paul exhorts Timothy to “…preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.” Pray that the Lord will give our next Senior Pastor wisdom as he shares His Word each week. Pray also that …

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Pastor to People: March 19, 2017

Date March 19, 2017
Author Dr. William P. Bertsche
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It is amazing how many things we miss even when they are right in front of our eyes. Once while in Junior High School I panicked over losing my brand-new glasses. I couldn’t find them anywhere … until I put my head in my hands and realized I was wearing …

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D.L. Moody Weekly: "Repentance"

Date March 17, 2017
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D.L. MoodyI want to call your attention to a text you will find in the 17th chapter of Acts, 30th verse: “But now commandeth all men everywhere to repent, because he hath appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained …

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Senior Pastor Update: March 12, 2017

Date March 12, 2017
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In Proverbs 3:5–8, we read the command to Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and …

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Pastor to People: March 12, 2017

Date March 12, 2017
Author Dr. William P. Bertsche
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Congratulations! You made it to church today even though you likely got an hour less sleep. As I sometimes jest, that will look good on your permanent record come Judgment Day. I say that in jest because, as popular as the idea might be, it’s really quite silly to …

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Senior Pastor Update: March 5, 2017

Date March 5, 2017
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In Matthew 11:28–29, Jesus says “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” This week …

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Pastor to People: March 5, 2017

Date March 5, 2017
Author Dr. William P. Bertsche
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While we do not know if we will have a new Senior Pastor by the end of this summer, at this time there is a fair chance that will happen. When it comes to that point, what can you expect? At the end of the service today, I will take …

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Senior Pastor Update: February 26, 2017

Date February 26, 2017
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This week let’s focus on Philippians 4:4, which says “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.” Pray that our next Senior Pastor is full of true gratitude, always thankful and rejoicing in God. Let’s also pray this for ourselves as a congregation! 

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Pastor to People: February 26, 2017

Date February 26, 2017
Author Dr. William P. Bertsche
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After attending a funeral a while ago, a relative asked me what I thought of the minister who led the service. I actually thought he did a terrible job, but it seemed impolite to say so. Instead I said, “The most important thing at a funeral is to confront people …

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