Bearing Beautiful Fruit

This week, in our Sunday teaching time, we studied Luke 6. 43-45 in which Jesus describes the kind of people who would be able to truly live out His teachings (stand with the poor/outcast, love their enemies, show mercy and forgiveness instead of judgment) and be healthy, mature human beings. ...

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Gay Marriage in Illinois

Over the last few weeks, my email inbox has been flooded with messages from organizations, groups, and even local pastors concerning the debate going on in Springfield over the issue of gay marriage.  Many of them have taken ‘the sky is falling, country going to hell in a hand basket,...

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What if. . . ?

This Sunday, we were blessed to have Pastor Abel and his family share some time with us during the worship service.  As our faith community continues to pray and seek God’s direction about a future partnership with Elohim Church, I encouraged us to allow our past and our future to...

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