An Encouraging Word Archive

  • The Power of 4
    February 12, 2017

    The Power of 4

    Have you ever wished that you could be a better christian than you are?  Sometimes we feel guilty over our inappropriate reactions to high pressure circumstances.  Sometimes our guilt is over a calculated selfish choice.  In either case we know we are called to something better.  We know that God expects more of us.  We’re […]

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  • “How Can I Get The Most From Bible School?”
    March 29, 2012

    “How Can I Get The Most From Bible School?”

    Our Bible School is a great resource!  We have wonderful teachers who prepare every week (sometimes for two classes a week) to help us get closer to the Bible and understand what it’s message means for our lives.  How do we make the most of this resource? Be There:  Make our Bible School a priority.  […]

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  • Wonderfully Made
    February 13, 2012

    Wonderfully Made

    What are the first thoughts that come into your mind when you see a brand new baby?  Those little ones are so soft and fragile.  They are a tiny duplicate of two people meshed into one.  We are in awe of their frame, and also of their potential.  Who knows what a baby’s ability will […]

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  • Good Things Are Happening!
    January 5, 2012

    Good Things Are Happening!

    What a great way to end one year and start another! For several of our congregation, the very last thing we did in 2011 was spend time in fellowship with our believers in our church annex.  We had food and games for about 5 hours until 2012 came in at midnight.  Then the first thing […]

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  • Finding Joy in Pain
    November 15, 2011

    Finding Joy in Pain

    What has the toughest, most grueling time of your life?  Perhaps it was a time of financial hardship, or a time when you lost your job.  Maybe it was a time when relationships you thought were close were strained because someone you love did something to hurt you.  Perhaps a co-worker stabbed you in the […]

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  • Sometimes It Is OK to Brag
    November 9, 2011

    Sometimes It Is OK to Brag

    Am I the kind of christian that a preacher can brag about?” We’re too humble and modest to aspire to that.  It almost seems wrong to even ask the question, much less should we make it a goal.  After all, shouldn’t any glory, recognition, or praise go directly to God (Matthew 4:16)?  We’ve been taught […]

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  • What Might Have Been
    November 7, 2011

    What Might Have Been

    In his poem, Maud Muller, written in 1856 John Greenleaf Whittier wrote about a beautiful maid, Maud Muller, who was working in a field when the town’s judge rode by on horseback.  The maid thought she would like to be a wealthy judge’s wife while the judge daydreamed of living the simple, care free life […]

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