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local missions

August 27, 2021

August 27, 2021Good afternoon.Food trucks here at Poole from 4-8 tonight.Come out and support the missions of Poole.Last night there was a meeting of community leaders of the Milverton area. People were there from the churches , service clubs and the food bank. We went around the table and said what we were doing to care of […]

We come to God by doing it wrong, not by doing it right

August 27, 2021

August 26, 2021Good afternoon,“We come to God by doing it wrong, not by doing it right.”    Anonymous “For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil “.  I Peter 3:17 Do we learn more from our mistakes than from our greatest accomplishments ? If we are […]

A little mystery

August 26, 2021

August 25, 2021Good afternoon, ” that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already said…”     Ephesians 3:3Paul, the ancient theologian, is hard to understand. I believe this about his writing and the history of his ministry in the book of Acts.He uses the word mystery a lot in the letters. He […]

Four sermons of advocacy

August 26, 2021

August 24, 2021Good afternoon,I repeat, let no one think that I am a fool; but if you do, then accept me as a fool, so that I too may boast a little. What I am saying in regard to this boastful confidence, I am saying not with the Lord’s authority, but as a fool; since many boast […]

HOW…… laments

August 20, 2021

August 19, 2021Good afternoon, ” How… ”  Lamentations 1:1 In the Hebrew ( Old Testament ) tradition the book of Lamentations is referred to as ” How..?” Jerusalem is destroyed by the Babylonians . Jerusalem is paying for her sins. They have worshipped other gods. They have not taken care of the poor, widows or strangers. The leaders […]

ELECTION: What to Think ?

August 19, 2021

August 17, 2021Good afternoon” Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. ”   Romans 12:2-3Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities […]

Forgiving the sins …

August 19, 2021

August 18, 2021Good afternoon, ” Forgive us our sins, as we forgive the sins of others.”          Jesus’ words in the Sermon on the Mount ( Matthew 5 ) As you travel north out of Elmira on Arthur Street North, there is a series of S-bends. There have been a number of fatal […]

CREATE IN ME…..

August 12, 2021

August 12, 2021Good afternoonCreate in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me.  Psalm 51: 10 Take two minutes of silence. Dear God. Would you make a clean heart in me ? Can you make something out of nothing ? If you were to create in me a different kind of person/faith, would I accept […]

Changing My Attitude

August 12, 2021

August 11, 2021 Good afternoon ” While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat […]

We need to meet

August 10, 2021

August 10, 2021” In my prayers at all times, asking that now at last by God’s will I may succeed in coming to you. For I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you. That is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith     Romans 1:10-12 We […]