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Pastor's Corner: Freedom

Whenever I think of the month of July I tend to think of the word "freedom" due to the July 4th holiday (fireworks too). We certainly enjoy and hopefully appreciate the many freedoms we have in the United States, not just on July... — Updated 10/15/2021


Pastor's Corner: Spread the message that saves the world

Is it safe to say that for the past year and a half we have been on an emotional rollercoaster? A year and a half ago we had never heard the word covid before. Since then it has... — Updated 7/3/2021


Pastor's Corner: Time is a present

Time is a present. As King Solomon wrote in the book of Ecclesiastes, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a... — Updated 6/29/2021


Pastor's Corner: Encourage yourself in the Lord

Encourage – To give someone courage, hope or confidence. Discourage – To deprive courage, dishearten, or be disapproving. Life, itself, will discourage us at times. People will... — Updated 5/6/2021


Pastor's Corner: What you lose not being a Christian

Let me start by saying that the Christian life in the greatest life there is. It is so much better than my old life. I praise God that He rescued me from a life of hopelessness and... — Updated 4/19/2021


Pastor's Corner: Words can bless and they can curse

How can one live in peace in a hostile world? 1 Peter 3:10-12: For “He who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking... — Updated 4/12/2021


Pastor's Corner: Water walker

Have you ever had a problem so big only God could fix it? You may be going through a storm right now and you see no way out. All of us have storms in our lives. You are either in a... — Updated 4/4/2021


Pastor's Corner: Spring

Spring is one of those times of year that has a certain "fresh start" to it, perhaps similar to the New Year feel in January. It's a time of year when we begin seeing more flowers, bees, longer days, time change and a general... — Updated 3/30/2021


Pastor's Corner: Depression

Depression is something we never really want to confront, or discuss. However, at some point in our lives every one of us will experience, at the very least, some symptom(s) of... — Updated 3/22/2021


Pastor's Corner: More blessed

In Acts 20:35, Paul says, “I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more... — Updated 2/27/2021


Pastor's Corner: Breathe again

As they rush me to the emergency room in the ambulance, I wondered how bad my situation was. The fear of not knowing was killing me. How serious was covid affecting me? We get to the emergency room and it was a scene of organized c... — Updated 2/2/2021


Pastor's Corner: Seeing through the fog

For the past couple of weeks there have been "dense fog" alerts on my phone's weather app. With that in mind, each morning I've looked out the window of my home to see if it's foggy or clear. Although many mornings have been... — Updated 1/9/2021


Pastor's Corner: God has not forgotten us

If you have ever watched a documentary about wild life on the Discovery Channel you would have seen the hunting habits of the predators in the wild. When the predator sees his/her... — Updated 1/2/2021


Pastor's Corner: Opportunity

2020 was both our worst and best year ever for Truth Church! Let’s not focus on the worst. Let’s review the best. This year, we purchased and moved into our very own building.... — Updated 1/2/2021


Pastor's Corner: Live a sacrificial life for God

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Romans 12:1 How does a person live a sacrificial life? It is... — Updated 12/15/2020


Pastor's Corner: Open the eyes of my heart

Here comes the bride, all dressed and white … Congratulations to Santiago and Kristy! At their wedding, I told them, “You’ve actually made my year!” It really was a very... — Updated 12/8/2020


The meaning of worship

And Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey. the lad and I will go yonder and worship, and we will come back to you.” Genesis 22:5 What a peculiar statement... — Updated 12/1/2020


Pastor's Corner: Faith

If faith comes from hearing, and hearing the word of God (Romans 10:17); why are only a few churches overflowing? I understand the regulations of the pandemic but pre-pandemic. Why... — Updated 11/17/2020


Pastor's Corner: God's kingdom

In this time of uncertainties, pandemic, election year, social unrest, and financial difficulties one thing we are sure of is that God is still on the throne and in control. We live in an earthly world, but we are immigrants... — Updated 11/8/2020


Pastor's Corner - Oct. 8, 2010

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.” Proverbs 25:11 Have you ever considered the power of words? Of course, you have if only subconsciously. Our... — Updated 10/12/2020


Pastor's Corner: Let's build a house

The establishment of a home varies from one family to the next. For example, a family rents a house and their home is filled with hate, family problems, financial stress, and... — Updated 10/12/2020


Pastor's Corner: Pray for America

I don’t need to tell you that 2020 is an election year. As the field of contenders for president has narrowed down, as well as other offices of various kinds, we’ll see more and more airtime devoted to supporting a particular... — Updated 9/27/2020


Pastor's Corner: The best is yet to come

How many of you have somebody in your life that you can say you look up to? It may be a parent, an athlete, actor, teacher, world leader or anybody else in or around your life. Some... — Updated 9/13/2020


Pastor's Corner: Being thankful

As the month of September is getting closer, our thoughts often go to the “normal” events of the fall season, such as school, gathering around a table of food with family and friends at Thanksgiving, football games galore,... — Updated 8/23/2020


Pastor's Corner: Need to get deep?'

How many of you have ever heard somebody say, "I want to hear something deep in church. I need to get deep?" If you have never been to church and heard this statement that is OK.... — Updated 8/15/2020


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