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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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“O, the grace of God”

I don’t know what the population of the world was in Paul’s time, but today there are over 7 billion people on the earth, and over two-thirds of them are believers. That is around 4.5 billion people who know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. That includes Jews and Gentiles alike.

Paul gives us a beautiful teaching on how blessed we are to have Jesus in our lives, and that it is only by God’s grace. Here is what Paul has to say about where our lives would be if not for Jesus’ sacrifice.

In Ephesians 2, Paul tells us that we were at one time, dead in our transgressions, and all of us were objects of God’s wrath.

Romans 3:23 reads, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” However, God’s plan was to make salvation available to the entire world through the love and sacrifice of His Son, the Lamb of God.

John the Baptist said of Jesus, when he saw Him at the River Jordan, “Look the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.” Yes, it is true, “we have all sinned...

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The Lord loves a cheerful giver

That’s a promise

The Bible is chuck-full of beautiful promises God makes to all people. Of course the best way to take advantage of His great and precious promises is to belong to Him. And God makes a way for all people to become His.

One promise that speaks directly to those who don’t know Him yet, is Proverbs 8:17-21. Here God puts out an invitation to anyone who wants to know Him.

God desires a deep, loving, personal relationship with everybody, including you and me. This isn’t a religion, it is a relationship. This promise starts in verse 17, where God says, “I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.”

God promises that if you really want to know Him, and seek Him from your heart, you will find Him. And because God makes this promise, He will ...

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Blessing God!

Keep in step

Ambassadors all

Lacking something?

Simple faith

The bridegroom

Never, never

The Lord loves a cheerful giver

Storms of life

Fresh mercies

We were recently talking in church about how God provides things for us that we don’t realize.

We all know that God provides the very air we breathe and the water we drink. In fact, when the Israelites were wandering in the desert, where there was no water, God provided water from a rock.

This is just one more way for us to see that nothing is impossible for God. By providing water for the Hebrews, He also provided them with a new found faith and trust in Him. And when we hear about the things God has done, and is doing, it also provides us with a stronger faith in God as our provider.

Abraham called God Jehovah Jira, which in Hebrew means, “the Lord will provide.” In Abraham’s case the Lord provided the ram before he needed it.

We can look at God’s covering in this way: “We have a God who ...

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