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2022 Bulletin Articles

Fitting for Saints

Are you a saint?  The word “saint” has been so misused in the religious world that many cringe at the idea of being thought of as a saint.  But, if you belong to God, you are a saint.  If you have longings to abide with God in heaven for eternity, you must be a saint.  How does the Bible use that term?…

Seeking God’s Approval

We are all creatures that need approval. We may have different tolerances for rejection but at some point, we all need approval and validation. The question we need to ask ourselves is, “Whose approval am I seeking?” If I am seeking God’s approval, then I am setting myself up for a healthy relationship with Him. If I am seeking God’s approval in…

Check Your “Thanksgiving List”

Since it is Thanksgiving week, let me ask you, what are you truly thankful for? As strange as it may seem, the answer you give is likely the very opposite of the answer Paul would give. Read his words, then read them again, slowly. “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake” (2…

Seeking Man’s Approval

We are all creatures that need approval. We may have different tolerances for rejection, but at some point we all need approval and validation. The question we need to ask ourselves is, “Whose approval am I seeking?” Consider the following as an evaluation. I might be seeking the approval of others if I… 1. Take disagreement personally.2. Change or adapt because of…

Jesus Shared Food and Still Does

The last chapter of John describes the third time Jesus appeared to the disciples after His resurrection. He had manifested Himself to them when Thomas was absent, then again when Thomas was with them. This chapter describes how seven of the disciples (including Thomas) had spent the entire night fishing and had caught nothing. They did not recognize the Man who told…