Updates & Encouragement in Light of COVID-19 Crisis

Dear Church Family and Friends, Praise God for the peace and security that is ours in times like this! Christians are lambs in the Good Shepherd’s hands. If you’re trusting and following Jesus, then according to Psalm 23, He will provide for you, give you rest, restore you, guide you and protect you. When you …

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Many people like to use the hashtags #blessed or #soblessed when something good happens. I have no problem with that; however, a quick browse of those tags on Twitter reveals some alarming and even blasphemous comments. I will no longer assume that a person saying “I’m blessed” is necessarily Christian. I think there is a …

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Just Rest

  Last week I was on a spiritual retreat at the Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove. In talking with the others there, I was struck by the fact that many of us work until we drop, and we don’t actually rest until it is forced on us by the breakdown of our mental, …

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In the Light

Written by Dawn Rutan I’ve been thinking about sin lately, and I’m not the only one. It so “happens” that the sermon at our church this week was on 1 Corinthians 10:1-13. Just a few days ago, Desiring God posted this article by Garrett Kell, If They Fell, So Can You, which is well worth …

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Written by Dawn Rutan Every now and then I wish that the Protestant church had not abandoned the sacrament of confession. While I understand that that was a byproduct of acknowledging the priesthood of all believers, I think that for many Christians today it has become the “priesthood of no believers” or perhaps the “priesthood …

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Among Friends

Written by Dawn Rutan I read the following quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer (originally from Life Together) in a compilation of writings titled Called to Community: The Life Jesus Wants for His People. “If we do not give thanks daily for the Christian fellowship in which we have been placed, even where there is no great …

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