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Our Hometown Worship section is where you'll find our area churches directory, special features about local churches and church leaders and obituaries. Devotional pieces from Pastors Bill Mantel, Joel Seibel (Amazing Grace) and Rick Warren (A Purpose Driven Life) grace the pages of this section, along with columns by Sherida Nett.

 

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Dealing with loneliness

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The power of testimony

Upon talking to someone a while back and asking him what he was up to, his answer was, “I’m just working on my testimony.”

Our testimonies are so important and powerful. The Bible is a book about the testimonies of God’s people, and the part God played in their lives. The Old Testament is the testimonies of God’s people before Jesus, and the New Testament is the testimonies of God’s people from the birth of Jesus, to the early church.

Not written in the Bible are the last 1,984 years of church history where God has been growing billions of testimonies in the lives of all believers. However, God has them all written down in His own book.
It’s called the Lambs Book of Life.

Throughout history, Satan has been busy trying to disrupt lives and discourage God’s people. His goal now is to discredit Jesus Christ through lies and deception. However, the church has been empowered by the ...

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Recent Headlines

GOD is in charge

Autumn splendor and wisdom

Forgiveness brings joy

Hearing God's voice

From dust to dust

The harvest is plentiful

Freedom from bondage

Tamarack Free Lutheran (AFLC) welcomes new pastor

Treasures in Heaven

Dealing with loneliness

Please read the closing part of Second Timothy. This is really almost the clean up, the addendum to this second letter that Paul wrote to his protégé, Timothy. He’s finished with the teaching part of the letter. This is more circumstantial and yet, I’m finding what I want to say in this passage.

Timothy was writing here at the very end of his ministry. In fact his martyrdom is very close. And you can just kind of feel a little bit of this impending sense that it will soon be over and he’s reaching out. And I think you’ll see in a moment why that’s so important.

The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse: war, famine, pestilence, disease do great damage to our civilizations and they have through history. But I don’t know that they’ve done any more than loneliness has done. Because somehow loneliness can reach into the heart of people isolated by everything else and do its damage. And sometimes when it’s acted out there it can be awful damaging as we’ve seen in a lot of high profile stories recently.

Loneliness is as probably as old as mankind and it pervades every age. Even children feel that sense of loneliness. Sometimes it’s circumstantial, they are just isolated. Sometimes it’s just part of where they are, trying to grow up and getting a sense of what can be but they haven’t ...

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Recent Headlines

Autumn splendor and wisdom

Forgiveness brings joy

Hearing God's voice

From dust to dust

The harvest is plentiful

Freedom from bondage

Tamarack Free Lutheran (AFLC) welcomes new pastor

Treasures in Heaven

Trust in the Lord with all of your heart

GOD is in charge

Sometimes it’s hard for us to take hold of the fact that God is in charge. Not us but Him.

Maybe it’s because we are created in the image of God and Jesus.

In Genesis 1:26, we read: Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness.” We were created by God to be like God and Jesus, which means we are created with God’s personality and characteristics. We have been given God’s intelligence, emotion, and creativity. However, we are supposed to surrender them back over to God.

Why?

Because it’s only when we surrender our lives to Him, that He can use our intellect, emotions and creativity for His glory.

It’s like at our jobs; even though we have the ability and talent to do the job as we see fit, our boss needs us to use our abilities the way he or she wants. Only then will the job get done correctly. So we spend days, weeks, even years learning how to do the job exactly the way our boss wants. And when we do, we get promoted and rewarded.

God has given us His intellect, emotions, creativity, talents and abilities, so we can be a blessing in His kingdom here on earth. “Your ...

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