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Friday, September 25 2015
Be careful what you see

"You are in the process of becoming what you are going to be," is an axiom first heard in the early 1960's on my arrival at Bible College green as grass and wet behind the ears. Contained in these few cryptic words is a truth many will live a lifetime and never grasp. 

Each date, Bible study, conversation, part time job, or book we read helps to formulate opinion and character.

Even the occasional disagreement or lively debate may serve to coagulate our view of life and how it should be lived.

It behooves us to be careful what influences we allow into our lives. Even the most casual contact or recreational choice can unduly affect our outlook.

The children's chorus says, "So be careful little eyes what you see!"

May we be discerning in all we do.

With compassion,

Pastor Rich Orrell

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Friday, September 18 2015
God walks among us

Ephesians 3:20 (NLT)

20 “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to  accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”

This past week during our revival we were witnesses to many healing miracles. What a joy to see God do mighty works in our midst.

The revival was great, but let me encourage you, the evangelist didn’t bring God in his suitcase.  He is always here in our midst.

Let’s learn the lesson of which the evangelist Mike Peterson reminded us. The healing and other provisions are already paid for, through Jesus’ sacrifice on Calvary.

Our job is to ask, believe that He has paid the price, and expect our miracles.   Let’s not  relegate God’s miracle powers to our last resort.  Let’s take our needs to Him first, He is more than able to do what we need done today!

Love ya,  Pastor Phil      

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Friday, September 11 2015
To be His hand extended

Those who relegate the Holy Spirit to the building in which the church meets would do well to scrutinize the earthly life of Christ. It was on the streets of small hamlets in Galilee and beside the sea that many of His great miracles were performed.

The Judean hills rang with shouts of joy as the blind regained their sight and lepers were empowered to rejoin society. It was not always in the confines of the synagogue nor in the hallowed environs of the Temple that the nature of the Father showed in the actions of the Son.

We who believe have that same Holy Spirit at work in us as we mingle with the broken, needy and hurting of our day. Let us anticipate His power and involvement in our own attempts to alleviate the suffering around us.

"Oh, to be His hand extended!"


Pastor Richard Orrell

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Saturday, September 05 2015
Lay down your heavy load !

Matthew 11:28-30   (NLT)

28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you,   because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

Monday we will celebrate Labor Day.    This holiday marks the end of the summer season and preparation for fall.

Jesus said:   My yoke is easy and my burden is light.   Friends  enjoy the long weekend, of course, but more importantly,  allow Jesus to carry your burdens.  He longs to lighten our load and make our way’s straight.

Celebrate Jesus this weekend, He is worthy!

Love ya,  Pastor Phil      

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