Monday, June 26, 2017

Church

I believe that today in midst of great adversity due to the lateness of the hour in the history of man, God is trying to encourage us to “HOLD OUR GROUND.”  Now… Christ came, revealed Himself as King,  revealed His Kingdom – and enlisted us to the battle that would ensue as we declared a side....
 Some say it’s because they think they’re better than everyone else. Or because they don’t want outsiders to join them. Or because they’re secretly aliens in disguise, who want to take over the world. Actually, no one says that last thing, because that would be mean! But isn’t it mean to say they...
I had a chance to do a wedding a few weeks back and it prompted me to once again revisit the whole concept of marriage from a spiritual vantage point. First of all, we must remember that a marriage is a powerful relationship and also a powerful tool against spiritual darkness.  It is, in fact, the...
*/ Wow, what an interesting few weeks it has been! On Good Friday Morning, just after my morning shower, everything started spinning! I thought oh no, another bout of vertigo, as I had probably experienced minor vertigo in the past. But this was the worst yet. I lay down in bed and the spinning...
The other day a faithful member of the church had a question about Easter, “How did the Easter bunny become a part of the celebration of Christ’s resurrection, there does not seem to be any connection? This of course raised my curiosity about a question to which I had no idea how to answer. My only...
As a kid, I took delight in making May Day baskets out of recycled strawberry containers or cut up egg cartons. In these precious gifts I placed candy, stickers and beautiful flowers otherwise known as dandelions. It was a thrill to place these May Day baskets on the porch of unsuspecting neighbors...
Pastor Randy Cirksena serves at United Methodist Church in Ellendale.
They are right you know.  They are absolutely dead on.  Everyone who attends Church only on Easter and Christmas, or who choose not to attend church at all are justified in doing so.  Just ask them and they will have every good reason under Heaven and on earth to explain why they do not attend. ...
“A leper came to Jesus begging him, and kneeling he said to him, ‘If you choose, you can make me clean.’ Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, ‘I do choose.  Be made clean.’”  - Mark 1:40-41 (NRSV) How many times have we felt like something is wrong?  It...
This week is Holy Week.  For some that means Chocolate candy.  For others it means special services at church.  It can mean a new dress or a new suit for a child.  But these are just the trappings.  They are supposed to help us remember the deeper meaning of the Cross and the Resurrection of Jesus...
While trying to teach one of my young daughters about prayer, the conversation went something like this…  “Sweetheart, what is one thing you’d like thank God for today.”   Without skipping a beat she smiled and said, “Candy.”   And I said, in my best dad’s voice, “No honey, something really...

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