Umpqua Community College

The climate in America today that has allowed for the discrimination of Christians contributes to violence against us. May the martyrs at Umpqua Community College receive an amazing reward from Christ for their boldness to stand for their faith and be put to death.

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My world, my week, my prayer

I wanted to write a few thoughts today that are just personal and not teaching or preachy. The week was wonderful last week. I attended a presbyter’s retreat for the Michigan District , Assemblies of God, for which I serve as an executive presbyter. We heard the dreams, goals, and vision of our new supt, […]

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“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;  for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” […]

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Thy Kingdom Come…really?

The Lord’s prayer that Christ taught the disciples has this line for us to pray, “Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.” (Matthew 6.9-13). I have heard teaching on the mostly as a proof text that God wants to heal everyone for there is no sickness in Heaven. […]

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The Sickness of Self

We live in a world where self is god, and our feelings are first.  At times, it seems everyone is consumed with self. Their health, appearance, clothes, hair, and so on.  People mostly resist correction, spiritual direction, and no one likes it when it is pointed out that they are wrong.  Crossing someone’s will can bring […]

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