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Pastor's Corner: A shelter for our soul

2nd Timothy 1:12 says, For I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. This world is a dangerous... — Updated 9/27/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: #BetterTogether

When I was in college at Biola University, I remember making a statement to my roommate that went something like this: “I can live out my faith by myself and really don't need others to do that!.” Wow, was I wrong! In my zeal... — Updated 9/18/2022

 

Pastor's Corner - Sept. 1, 2022

How many of you know what a tattoo is? Before anybody gets defensive, I’m not preaching against tattoos. It is your body. If you want tattoos, more power to you. I don’t. But... — Updated 9/4/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: Stop and think

The book of Ecclesiastes has a number of texts that make us scratch our heads and wonder a little. To give just a few examples: “In much wisdom is much grief, and he who... — Updated 8/28/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: The abundant life: Feasting at the King's table

Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." (John 10:10b) Yet many Christians have lives that are anything but blessed,... — Updated 8/22/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: He is faithful in His promises

Hebrews 10:23 says, Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for he is faithful that promised. In this world that we live in we are going to need spiritual... — Updated 8/14/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: The wise and foolish paths

Life often presents us with choices between two options: good or bad, right or wrong, wise or foolish. Not every choice is black and white, but biblical wisdom proposes that most of life falls into two categories: living wisely or... — Updated 8/7/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: Time to set a new normal

My wife and I just returned from two weeks in the Frazier Park mountains for our church organization’s youth camp. The kids arrived at camp with anticipation of seeing friends... — Updated 7/31/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: Faithfully facing facts

Although a big chunk of the book of Genesis is devoted to Abraham's life, there is a great deal we don't know. For instance, 13 years go by between the end of Chapter 16 and the... — Updated 7/25/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: Repent and Be Saved

In Acts 17:30, the Bible tells us that God once winked at the ignorance of men but now (this day and time) “Commandeth all men everywhere to repent!” What does this word “repent” mean? Does it mean we must be sorry for our... — Updated 7/17/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: America's only hope

As the days go forward the world gets more vicious and crazy. 2nd Timothy 3:1 says in the last days perilous times shall come. God said that if we humble ourselves and pray and seek... — Updated 7/8/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: The real answer to gun violence

I am sure by now most of you reading this have heard about the many mass shootings throughout the last few decades. It is tragic all of the lives that have been lost to senseless... — Updated 6/27/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: The God of all comfort

2nd Corinthians 1:3-4 says: "Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort; who comforts us in our tribulations, that we... — Updated 6/8/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: Factoring in eternity

The Bible is very blunt about the fact that life in this world is quite difficult. Genesis explains that Adam and Eve, by their rebellion against God brought death into the world an... — Updated 5/26/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: A future and a hope

It feels like we just move from one crisis to another these days, doesn’t it? For the record, that feeling increases if you regularly watch the news on television. Remember, news programs get more viewers and sell more... — Updated 5/16/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: The value of a Godly woman

Proverbs 31:10 says, "Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies." It speaks of a woman that is strong in moral principles. This woman in Proverbs is a... — Updated 5/10/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: Celebration of an unjust murder

Christians are against murder. After all, it's prohibited by the law of God (#6 in the Ten Commandments, Exodus 20:13). In fact, even the beginning of murder - hostility and hatred... — Updated 4/26/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: Hosanna! 'Save us now'

When the people heard He was coming, they lined the streets hoping to see Him. They sacrificed their best coats and stripped nearby trees to create a makeshift red carpet to honor... — Updated 4/17/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: A Name Above Every Name

Proverbs 22:11 says a good name is rather to be chosen than great riches. I would like to talk about the greatest name ever spoken upon this earth. There is no other name like the... — Updated 4/10/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: Whatever you do, don't look down

You know that moment in the movies... someone who's terrified of heights must climb out on a ledge or jump between two high buildings. And they look down and the fear that... — Updated 3/13/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: Jesus Wept

As a child in Sunday school when the teacher said quote a Bible verse and you will get a candy bar every student quoted John 11:35 Jesus wept. Every time Jesus wept it was... — Updated 3/6/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: Consider why you argue

Have you ever had an argument? Most of us have. It may have been with your kids, a co-worker or your spouse. It is unfortunate that arguments have become a way of life. There are... — Updated 2/25/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: God's presence with Joseph

The story of the Old Testament patriarch Joseph is one of the most dramatic in the Bible. With a couple of interruptions this story runs in Genesis from chapter 37 to the end of... — Updated 2/21/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: Hope for the long haul

If you are a pastor in the Shafter/Wasco area and would like to contribute to our weekly column, email [email protected] or call 661-292-5100. to get added to our list of... — Updated 2/13/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: Jesus is my friend

On the way out to church the other day the old song “What a friend we have in Jesus” played on the radio. I began to sing along with the man on the radio. When the song was... — Updated 2/6/2022

 

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