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One Relationship At A Time

This may sound strange, but as a pastor, I’m probably one of the least qualified people to write an article titled “One Relationship at a Time.” Anyone who works in Christian ministry as a vocation needs to be a highly relational person, but that’s the problem--I spend a...

He descended to hell?

The Apostles’ Creed is one of the oldest statements of Christian belief and one that is used throughout the world by churches of various denominational affiliation. If you don’t know it, you can watch this video made of it at Faith Church. While it is well-known to Christians, there...

Blessed Assurance

A question I often ask people in our church membership classes is, “If you were to die tonight, would you go to heaven?” Many people answer something to the effect of, “I hope so.” To be honest, that is what I would have said growing up and for the first few years of...

Learning More about Heaven

This past weekend (July 10), we examined Revelation 21 and the vision of heaven (in particular, the new heaven and the new earth) the Apostle John received as a way to correct misperceptions that people (both kids and adults) have about heaven, including what it is like and how to get there. If...

Thoughts on Spiritual Warfare

Back in May, we hosted a “Hot Topic” night at Faith Dyer on the topic of “What is Spiritual Warfare?” Due to a scheduling conflict with the speaker we had planned, I ended up being the speaker! This forced me to go back and examine Scriptural teachings about the topic...

True Freedom and Independence

July 4th is “Independence Day,” the day in which our nation celebrates its independence from England. This day is associated with freedom, as the establishment of independence from the British empire was designed to offer the colonies that formed the United States of America the...

Reflections on a Week in Minnesota

Last week Laurie and I spent a week in Minnesota visiting our daughter and son-in-law, Caitlin and Ross, and our new grandbaby, Summit. What a blessing it was to be able to spend time with this little bundle of joy! It’s hard to deny what a beautiful state Minnesota is: the lakes...