The Gospel

Where We’ve Been and Where We Must Go

This past Sunday we celebrated 80 years of God’s faithfulness as a church family. That Sunday I shared the following with everyone in attendance. I share it here for anyone who may have missed it. ______ Where Have We Been? It was 1938 when Raymond Riggs, my grandfather, would preach from the back of a […]

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Why I’m Frustrated

Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols (Acts 17:16). At the end of the service Sunday, I expressed some frustration. A few of you mentioned it to me, and I’m glad you did. I am frustrated. But […]

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How to Tell if God Is Your Greatest Joy

Asking people if they believe in God or believe in Jesus is no longer a good way to tell who is actually a Christian. Most americans “believe” in God, but they aren’t true Christians. They believe in God in the same way Satan does–they acknowledge He exists, but they’re not interested in Him reigning over […]

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How to Be a Curser-Blesser

I hope it’s OK to make up terms, church family. I’m no one special to do so, but I couldn’t find one to describe what Jesus calls all those who follow Him to do. His instructions are clear in Luke 6:28: Bless those who curse you and pray for those who mistreat you. That’s why […]

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