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New Salt

Last week I spoke to you about being shining lights. Our scripture text was from the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus declared to the gathered crowd, "You are the light of the world." (Matthew 5:14-16)  The verses we read last week were from words spoken by Jesus very near the onset of His public ministry.  Up to this point He had been speaking to people in the synagogues of Galilee and … [Read More...]

Shining Lights

Matthew 5:14-16 14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. We are light in our world. Our … [Read More...]

The Prayer Huddle

It's no secret that prayer is the key to everything which happens in the Kingdom of God.  Prayer is our opportunity to consult with, make petitions to and receive direction from the King to whom we have surrendered our lives.  Yet, we are sometimes lax in our consistency and persistence where prayer is concerned. One reason we may not pray like we should is because we don't get the instant … [Read More...]

A Year to Remember

As we near the end of our first year together I thought it would be good for us to take some time to reflect upon where we have been, where we are, and where we are headed.  Without doubt this has been a memorable year. We began the year hopeful that the decision I made to leave the organization I had been a part of almost all of my life and throughout my entire ministry would not take too … [Read More...]

Love Found You – Taking the Long Way Around

One of the great themes of Christmas is that God took the initiative to send His Son, Jesus, to the world to show us what the love of our Heavenly Father looks like.  Another is that, Jesus came to offer salvation to all who would place their trust in Him. 1 John 4:8-9 (NIV) 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his … [Read More...]