Post Tagged as ‘Bulletin’

Love Truth and Reject Lies

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  • November 19, 2017

I want to believe people when they tell me something. I do. I’m not wired to assume everything that comes out of someone’s mouth is dishonest. I don’t enjoy believing that the speaker is just trying to sell me something or has a different personal agenda of some kind, and therefore is not above twisting the facts for their own purposes. I’m convinced this mindset makes me a happier person. The downside is that it makes me somewhat (extremely?) gullible. I’ve been taken in by a sad story or two only to find out later there was some dishonestly involved […]

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Are you worthy?

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  • November 12, 2017

There are churches everywhere who are struggling to find a minister. (Or who are at least familiar with the struggle.) My home church in Urbana, Ohio was looking for a minister for almost a year. Russ helps out at South Lyon as they continue to search. It’s not that these churches are being overly picky. I think most churches looking would take anyone of reasonably good character who preaches the Word. And yet, where are they? Finding the worthy person to fill the pulpit is a serious challenge sometimes, especially for smaller churches. That’s all they’re asking for though – […]

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Be in the Light

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  • November 5, 2017

This is a danger lurking in our house every time the lights are off. The danger’s name is . . . Shelby, our sweet little dog. You see, our dog has dark fur and likes to lay on dark carpets. That makes her well camouflaged in the daytime. In the dark she is all but invisible. I can’t tell you how many times I have stepped on or stumbled over this dog! Someone says “oops! Sorry Shelby” at least twice a week. She never barks or bites and somehow is still a hazard to public safety. There are, however, worse […]

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Your Faithfulness Makes Me Happy

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  • October 22, 2017

As a minister I feel like I have a special connection with those that I shared the gospel with and baptized. The last people I baptized in Millersburg were Dave and Tammy. Even today, a few years later, I want to know how they are doing. When I run into someone from Millersburg I ask. It matters to me that they stay faithful. I can identify with Paul’s comment: “For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 3:8). Why does he feel that way? Why do I feel this way? I suppose it’s […]

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Reasons to Try Again

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  • October 15, 2017

Failures and setbacks are a part of life. I watched a football game last night that featured a quarterback throwing interception after interception. These mistakes were one of the main reasons he lost that game. However, I suspect he will be back on the field the next game trying again. Why will he go back? Perhaps because this quarterback is being paid a lot of money to do so. Perhaps it’s because of the love he has for the game. If you see him again it is because he had enough reason to try again – even after a failure. […]

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