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Choose Christ

by: Tim Olson

08/26/2021

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Ever notice how long it takes to kick bad habits and how easy and fast it is to pick up a new one?

Old bad habits can take weeks of intense purposeful changes in my lifestyle and my thoughts. Some habits are stuck so tightly that they hurt when they are removed or they die slowly and we mourn the loss. 

So what’s the big deal anyway, everyone has them right. Besides mine can’t be that bad. I’m a good person right? I care for people, I give to my church and What I do doesn’t

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Are you tired?

by: Tim Olson

08/24/2021

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Anyone else tired today? The battle is real and the enemy is present today. Let us be a church that get holes in our clothing from being in prayer. Let us have calluses from our time on our knees. Let us be wise and loving in our dealings with one another and our testimony. Join me today in prayer for our members and our mission. Dear God,The constant struggles and demands feel intense some days. We’re weary and worn. We feel exhausted and discouraged. There never seem to ...
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In God We Trust! (Most of the time)

by: Tim Olson

10/27/2020

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In God We Trust.

The word of God urges us to trust God, no doubt that is true. 

But do we really trust God above all else?

You may be saying yes in your conscience right now, but take a moment to really refelct on what the question is really asking.

Read Psalm 118:1-9 and ask yourself "Do I really trust God more than anything else?"

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! Let Israel say,  “His steadfast love endures forever.” 

Let the

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Son Of David, Have Mercy On Me.

by: Tim Olson

10/05/2020

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If you know anything abut me, you will know that I love a song called "Son of David" by Ghostship. You can check out their webpage here:     https://www.ghostshipmusic.com/

They sing some songs that are inspire me to enter into deep worship of the King of kings. One song in particular is called "Son Of David". 

The title “Son of David” is found on the lips of various people in the gospel accounts, for example, a blind beggar sitting near the road:

When he heard that it was Je

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Wake Up Dry Bones!

by: Tim Olson

10/01/2020

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Wake Up Dry Bones!

Ezekiel 37:1-14: 

The Valley of Dry Bones

37 The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of the valley;[a] it was full of bones. 2 And he led me around among them, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and behold, they were very dry. 3 And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” 4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy over

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The Body Of Christ

by: Tim Olson

09/21/2020

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The Church Body

More than 30 times, the New Testament refers to the church as the “body of Christ.” When Paul discussed the members of the church in 1 Corinthians 12, he used hands, feet, ears, and eyes to emphasize the fact that “there are many parts, but one body.” Just imagine how Paul would have described the church if he had the advantage of what modern science has taught us about the human body. He would have told us that just as the body’s cells work in unison with o

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The New Normal

by: Tim Olson

09/03/2020

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"The New Normal"

I really dont even like typing that title to be honest. It's been over 5 months since our daily lives had been impacted by the pandemic. Many have different opinions about how dangerous Covid is, I am not interested in debating that anymore. Mainly because I have to depend on unreliable data impregnated with opinions. The news being given to us has been filtered and twisted so much that it is difficult to see whats really true and what is a lie. One thing t

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Politics, Masks, Riots... What should we do?

by: Tim Olson

08/21/2020

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Paul was in prison facing a death sentence because of his faith. At he beginning of his letter we can hear his desperation. He said he would rather be dead to this world and be with Christ. But for their sake he would press on and continue the battle.

So how does this apply to us today? 

We are called to do the same thing as the Apostle Paul. These times should inspire us to PREACH CHRIST! Phillipians 1:18 What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth,

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Call to Endurance

by: Tim Olson

08/04/2020

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A Call to Endurance

Hope is such an interesting word. Hope can sometimes be lost in the circumstances of life. The image of laying in a hospital bead dying from a disease that cannot be cured, a failed marriage that cannot be revived, a relationship that isnt recipricating in interest, children who live lives of disobedience and walk away from what you have taught them, maybe even suffering the consequences of our choices. Hope can seem to fade. Hope of a cure, a revived re

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