Enjoying the Journey

Blessed people often become the most rebellious. If you don’t believe me, look at God’s chosen people, the nation of Israel. When we are full of good things it is easy to get full of ourselves. How quickly we forget! When we are seeing answers to prayer, opportunities to serve, favor with people, and gifts of His goodness it should drive us beyond the blessings to the Blesser. Every thing we receive from His hand should cause us to seek His face. When we are blessed… We must remember that it is all mercy. We don’t deserve any of it! In fact, the only thing we deserve is hell and anything better than hell is better than we deserve. “…that…

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Change of plans – we have all heard those words a lot this year! On this day we had planned to be touring the land of the Bible. God knew all along that those plans would change. Proverbs 16:9 says it best, “A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.” It is a wonderful rest for a Christian to realize that every step (and stop) are in the Lord’s hands. While international travel restrictions have prevented us from being in Israel right now, I am happy to tell you that we are planning to be there one year from now and would love for you to go with us! We still have a handful of spots open for…

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As most of you know we are looking forward to taking a group of friends to the land of the Bible. We have a great group of folks planning to travel and study God’s Word with us. I am personally excited about being there with family and friends. The tour was scheduled for this year, November 30 – December 9, 2020. With the current travel restrictions in place and concerns around the world it is now necessary for us to reschedule the trip for next year. The new dates for our Journey through the Land of the Bible tour will be Monday, November 29 – Wednesday, December 8, 2021. This is the exact same time frame as our original trip…

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Several of you are planning to study God’s Word with us as we tour Israel at the end of this year. We are excited about touring the land of the Bible with friends. If you are still praying about joining us I would like to encourage you to care for your registration and deposit before the end of February if possible. All of those who register and pay their deposit by the end of the month will receive a $100 early bird discount. The trip is filling up and we would love for you to travel with us November 30 – December 9! Full information and the registration form are available here. If you have questions you may reach out…

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In just over a year we will be hosting a special Bible study tour in the land of the Bible. If you have ever wanted to go to Israel, this is a wonderful opportunity. Tammy and I hope that you will come and go with us, November 30-December 9, 2020! You can find the itinerary and find full details on our website by clicking here. Space is limited and filling up. No deposit is due until next year, however, if you would like to reserve your spot I would recommend that you send in a registration form now. My friend, Pastor Tim Butler and his wife Jennie are helping to coordinate this very special tour. Take three minutes to watch…

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Have you ever thought you would like to study the Bible in the very places where it all happened? Just this week I read devotionally the account of Moses looking over into the Promised Land from Mt. Pisgah. I recalled what it was like for me, several years ago, standing in that same mountain range looking over into Israel. That Scripture has a whole new perspective for me now! Visiting the land of the Bible will help open the Bible to you. I am excited to announce that next year Tammy and I will be taking a group to Israel. This is a tour we have prayed much about and worked toward for some time. We are being accompanied by…

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While preaching recently in the beautiful state of Connecticut I was driven through several old cemeteries. Very old. It was fascinating to see markers going back to the 1600’s!  It may sound strange but I have always enjoyed visiting cemeteries. Reading the epitaphs. Noticing the ages. Imagining the stories. Every memorial is a reminder of a fleeting life and an eternal soul. One afternoon between meetings I took a brief run. As I came upon a cemetery I noticed the star of David prominently placed at the entrance. Walking slowing through the rows of grave markers I was overwhelmed frankly by the hundreds and hundreds of Jewish families that had been laid to rest in that place. Did they ever…

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