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Hometown Worship

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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Let go and let God

The opposite of faith

He has risen

Passion Week

I can do it myself

We truly have it all

And the blind will see

Who do I love?

United as one

God has everything worked out for us to have lives that are blessed in every way. The apostle Paul writes in Ephesians 1:3, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.”

There is no blessing in all of heaven that isn’t available to us as God’s children.

One of those blessings is that we can belong to Jesus. And for that to happen, all we have to do is ask Jesus to be our Lord and Savior. And along with the blessing of being His, we receive eternal life.

I was thinking about how wonderful it is to belong to Him, and that through Him, we also belong to one another. We are actually united as one body, as God’s chosen people.

In Colossians 3:12, Paul tells us, “Therefore, as God’s chosen ...

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Let go and let God

The opposite of faith

He has risen

Passion Week

I can do it myself

We truly have it all

And the blind will see

Who do I love?

The great I Am

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Last week, early in the morning, I was sitting having coffee and looking out the window. I was watching these little snowflakes softly coming down. And it was like that each day… snowflakes.

Yet by noon they were mostly gone. I couldn’t help but think of how blessed we are to be living up here in the Northland. Even winter gently transitions into spring.

I was watching the weather on TV and saw the two feet in the U.P. and the tornadoes down south.

My son is working in Texas, where they had tornadoes and baseball size hail. That storm moved through the south heading east. And there I was watching those little snowflakes gently taking us from one season to another.

It reminded me of the gentle and beautiful transition God takes us through when He moves us from this world, to our home with Him. Our Loving Father greets us with open arms. Like when the ...

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The opposite of faith

He has risen

Passion Week

I can do it myself

We truly have it all

And the blind will see

Who do I love?

The great I Am

We reap what we sow

Let go and let God

Have you ever noticed that your best friends are always ready to give advice when you least want it?

I guess it’s because they are looking at your problem from another point of view. However it’s hard for the one receiving the advice, because they are smack dab in the middle of the problem. The Bible, unlike our friends, does have the answers to our trials and troubles. The main difference between the Bible, and your best friend is, God’s wisdom.

No matter what is going on in our lives, God not only knows about it, but He also has the ability to fix it. However, Sometimes God’s answers aren’t exactly what we want to hear. Like in James 1:2 where James says, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,”

It would seem as though James lost his mind. After all, who gets joy out of trouble? But that is exactly what God is saying. James continues in Verses 3-4 “Because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

Perseverance must finish its ...

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