“The Christian’s Splendid Torch”

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Jan 122020
 

PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE: “The Christian’s Splendid Torch”  By:  Ron Woodrum   One of my favorite authors is Eugene Peterson. Most know him for his Magnus Opus, (his greatest achievement), which is in my estimate his authorship of his Bible paraphrase-The Message. But he has authored many books that are very insightful and relevant to the needs […]

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“How To Get a Solid Grace-Framed Agenda for the New Year”

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Jan 052020
 

PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE: “How To Get a Solid Grace-Framed Agenda for the New Year”.  By:  Ron Woodrum   I want to begin this perspective with some advice, as I often do, from one of my favorite authors-Frederick Buechner. He writes, ” it is mainly for some clue to where I am going that I search through […]

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Ten Questions for a New Year

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Dec 292019
 

PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE:   Ten Questions for a New Year Article by Don Whitney Professor, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Even those most faithful to God occasionally need to pause and think about the direction of their lives. It’s so easy to bump along from one busy week to another without ever stopping to ponder where we’re […]

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“The Monster At the Manger”

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Dec 222019
 

PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE: “The Monster At the Manger”  By:  Ron Woodrum   Our January Bible Study for 2020 is the Book of Jeremiah. We have a lot of favorite verses in Jeremiah. One of the first ones is Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in thye womb, I knew you, before you were born, I set […]

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A Christmas essay: What the world needs now

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Dec 152019
 

PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE: A Christmas essay: What the world needs now DECEMBER 11, 2019 BY ERIC REED Tourists packing into the tiny mausoleum at Galla Placidia in Ravenna, Italy must be disappointed at first. Billed as the most spectacular and best-preserved mosaic in Christendom, the ceiling depicts Jesus surrounded by sheep in a green pasture. Travel […]

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“Mastering the Hardest Arithmetic-Counting Our Blessings!”

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Dec 012019
 

PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE: “Mastering the Hardest Arithmetic-Counting Our Blessings!”  By:  Ron Woodrum   This past week was Thanksgiving week. Eric Hoffer says it is the time to “master the hardest arithmetic-counting our blessings!” G.K. Chesterton said, “I would maintain that thanks is the highest form of thought, and gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder”. He also […]

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“THANKSLIVING: It’s better than THANKSGIVING!”

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Nov 242019
 

PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE: “THANKSLIVING: It’s better than THANKSGIVING!”  By:  Ron Woodrum   I am not sure when, where, or who first used the term “thanksliving”. Peter Gomes, renowned preacher of Harvard University in the 20th Century, (though not one I am particularly able to embrace the theology he embraced), wrote that he had a friend who […]

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“Encountering a Living Presence”

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Nov 172019
 

PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE; “Encountering a Living Presence”.  By:  Ron Woodrum         Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, told a very fascinating story about an encounter he had while getting his hair cut at a Barbershop. Listen to his words: “I was sitting in a barber chair when I was aware that a powerful personality […]

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“GOD GIVES JACOB HOLY HEAVEN…AND IT’S ON THE HOUSE!”

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Nov 102019
 

PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE: “GOD GIVES JACOB HOLY HEAVEN…AND IT’S ON THE HOUSE!”  By:  Ron Woodrum   The book of Genesis makes no attempt to conceal the fact that Jacob was, among other things, a crook. What’s more, you get the feeling that whoever wrote up his seamy adventures got a real kick out of them. Twice […]

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“The greatness of a man is the measure of his surrender!”

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Nov 032019
 

PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE: “The greatness of a man is the measure of his surrender!”  By:  Ron Woodrum   Most of us are very familiar with the ministry of the Salvation Army. We have all given donations to the Red Kettle, and probably many of us have even taken a turn or two at “ringing the bell”.  […]

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