Monthly Archives: November 2015

Consecration Today For Wonders Tomorrow (Joshua 3:5 sermon)

After months of waiting, this week it is finally here! Starting this Friday Pleasant Ridge will be presenting our Christmas musical “The Grinch” downtown at the CoMMA. It is a major production, and preparations have been made for months in … Continue reading

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Can You Say: “Imitate Me”?

“Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.”  (I Corinthians 11:1) Can you tell people in your church: “See what I am doing? Do that.”?  If it sounds daunting, that is exactly what the Apostle Paul was … Continue reading

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Illustrations From Walt Disney: An American Original

I picked up a copy of Walt Disney: An American Original in a bookstore at (of all places!) Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.  It was not a “puff piece” but an interesting look into the life of a man … Continue reading

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“If Everyone In The Church Were Just More Like Me …”

“If they were all one member, where would the body be?” (I Corinthians 12:19) The Apostle Paul makes a great point in this verse, as he addresses church members who wanted others in the church to function like them in … Continue reading

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“The Purpose of God’s Blessings” (Psalm 67 sermon)

This Thanksgiving week, many of us will sit down around a table and thank God for the blessings that He has given us this year — and we should. The Bible repeatedly commands us to give thanks to God for … Continue reading

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For The Common Good

“But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” (I Corinthians 12:7) The Bible teaches us here that every believer in Jesus Christ has been given a gift by the Holy Spirit: “But to … Continue reading

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The River of God’s Delights

“They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house; and You give them to drink of the river of Your delights. (Psalm 36:8) Speaking of those who have been touched by the grace of God (:7), the present verse … Continue reading

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