Monthly Archives: December 2021

Jeremiah’s Ministry Reality And Ours

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In recently reading through Jeremiah, it struck me how different the ministries of Isaiah and Jeremiah were. These two prophets both preached the Word of the Lord and called the people to repentance. Both warned of God’s judgment, and called people to a God-centered worship that would transform their lives and their...

The Pandemic Gift: Wissinoming BFC

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Like a driving student using the brakes for the first time, March 2020 lurched us to an awkward halt. Wissinoming BFC in the lower Northeast of Philadelphia was struggling even before we hit the Covid wall. The learning curve was steep as we sought to continue on after such a hard stop....

What the Pandemic Gave FCC

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The words of Winston Churchill became my mantra during the pandemic, “Don’t waste a crisis.” With that in mind, the pandemic afforded Forks Community Church, Forks Township, PA, the opportunity to re-evaluate everything we did. Rather than yearn to go back to normal, our aim was to be better than normal. To...

Mountains, Valleys, and God’s Love

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I sat on the edge of a farm field overlooking the Sea of Galilee just south of the Mount of Beatitudes. We were given twenty minutes to ourselves, so I sat with my Bible in my lap and began reading in Matthew 5. As you might imagine, sitting on that slope was...

ReSet

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Have you ever had to change your mind, your plans? It happens. In our family it is normally a phone call that changes everything. My car broke down, can you come get me? Someone got sick, can you help? There's been an accident, we need help. My wife, Donna, and I often...

The Pathway to Missions: One Family’s Journey

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When it comes to taking the Gospel to the ends of the earth, “Getting there” has always been one of the challenges. It was for the Apostle Paul and it is for us. For Paul, the ‘ends of the earth’ meant Spain. We have no confirmation that he made it, but we do know that Spain was...

Honest Love

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My Personal Comments for the Wedding Ceremony . . . Mindy and I are deeply grateful for your presence with us today ... a day that carries a myriad of emotions. We are mindful of God’s faithfulness to us as individuals and families. Jeremiah wrote,...