Category Archives: Pastors’ Corner

From the Pastor’s Desk- March 2019

Living In, but Not of The World   “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”  (Philippians 4:8) With these words the St. Paul encourages the congregation at Philippi to live their lives focusing on things that are in keeping with the righteousness and new life that they

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From the Pastor’s Desk- February 2019

What Does Biblical Masculinity Look Like? When I was younger, life seemed simpler.  I learned from Genesis that God had created humanity as male and female.  Everyone I knew was either a boy or a girl.  Boys grew up to be men.  Girls grew up to be women. I was a boy, so I grew to be a man.  And of course as a man, I wanted to “be a man” and do “manly things.” 

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From the Pastor’s Desk- January 2019

“Trusting the One Who Holds the Future”  With the passing of another year there is always some reminiscing about the past and a mix of fear and excitement about the future.  What will 2019 bring to me and my family?  Will there be illness?  Who will the Lord call home?  Will I still have my job?  Will I be financially secure?  Will I still be living in Fergus Falls?  How well will my children /

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From the Pastor’s Desk- December 2018

“It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” The first mother to say, “Just wait until your dad gets home!” was a genius.  Living in dread of punishment may be an even more effective punishment than any penalty that might be meted out once the waiting is over.  In fact, even waiting for something that we do want to receive can be a painful experience, one leading to doubt,

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From the Pastor’s Desk- November 2018

The Religion of “Do” Versus The Religion of “Done” Essentially all religion in the world falls into one of two camps.  The first is a religion of the law, of doing.  For its adherents there are lists of things for one to do and not do in order to live in a right relationship with God, be saved and live eternally.  Human reason then suggests if you do well you will get rewarded.  Don’t do

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