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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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Simple faith

The bridegroom

Never, never

The Lord loves a cheerful giver

Storms of life

Blessed are the poor

Pride destroys relationships, humility builds them

Keep in step

I marvel at how God walks us through this life. The Bible says that He guides our steps.

Have you ever stepped away from God and got into things that weren’t the best for you? I sure have. All of a sudden things aren’t going as well as we had planned, and we can’t figure out why. That is when we should get on our knees and ask our heavenly Father for help.

This is how our Father operates; He gives us free will, and it’s our free will that can get us into trouble. Then things around us become uncomfortable until we submit.

A perfect picture of how this works is found in 2 Chronicles 7:13-14, written over 2,400 years ago, by Ezra and Nehemiah as a history lesson, from God, to Israel and to us today.

God says, in verse 13, “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague ...

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Lacking something?

Simple faith

The bridegroom

Never, never

The Lord loves a cheerful giver

Storms of life

Blessed are the poor

Pride destroys relationships, humility builds them

Do you not perceive it

Ambassadors all

Most people think that ministry is for pastors and evangelists, and people who have been called by God to minister to others.

That is far from true. Granted, some people in ministry are called to serve in a church, and some are called to go out and share.

The fact is, we all have been called into ministry. First off, anyone who believes in Jesus, and is learning about Him, is His disciple. The word disciple means student of. Years ago what you were studying in college was called a discipline, and those studying that subject were disciples. Those who followed Jesus were His disciples because they were learning from Him.

First there were 12; soon there were 72, then hundreds. On the day of Pentecost the number grew to over 3,000. Today there are over 4 billion believers in the world. All disciples of Jesus and every one of them have been given a ministry. That includes you and me.

In 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 Paul writes, “Therefore, if anyone is in ...

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Pick up a Voyageur Press
Recent Headlines

Simple faith

The bridegroom

Never, never

The Lord loves a cheerful giver

Storms of life

Blessed are the poor

Pride destroys relationships, humility builds them

Do you not perceive it

Fish, fish and more fish

Lacking something?

Some people consider themselves to be wise beyond compare.

Actually, I have known some very wise people in my life, as we all have. But there is more than one kind of wisdom.

There is a wisdom that keeps you alive when in a big city. It’s called being street wise. Then there is a kind of wisdom some people have in the woods, like what never to do when hunting. I like that one better than the intercity wisdom.

How about using wisdom in what to say to your wife about her new hairdo? There are lots of different kinds of wisdom, and God is willing to help you with all of them.

In James 1:5 James writes, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he or she should ask God, who gives generously to ...

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