Pastor's Pondering

 

Read Lead Pastor Duane Mabee's weekly Pastor's Ponderings here!

 

It Takes Getting Together

by Duane Mabee on June 23, 2022
The Board and Elders have begun discussing the book, Rediscover Church: Why the Body of Christ is Essential by Hansen and Leeman. Free copies are available on the foyer table if you would like to read along. I’ve heard good feedback already. One of the reasons gathering together with the Church Body is important is that church is about...
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Washing Feet?

by Duane Mabee on June 16, 2022
Years ago, a friend fired an employee who had been with him for some time. She had several performance issues, but he said, “The last straw was that I watched her walk by a piece of trash in our...
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Accept One Another

by Duane Mabee on June 9, 2022
When is it right to just let things go? Far more often than you may think. The Apostle Paul spent all of Romans 14 and most of 15 saying so. Christ highly values unity in His church. In...
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Wait for One Another

by Duane Mabee on June 2, 2022
Sometimes the “one another” commands seem quite general, with a lot of room for interpretation regarding how to implement them. For example, what it looks like to “love one another” or “offer...
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Pray for One Another

by Duane Mabee on May 26, 2022
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. James 5:16 ESV We are to pray...
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What You Say and What You Listen to

by Duane Mabee on May 19, 2022
“Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Yeah right! Words have tremendous power to harm, just ask the parents of the teenage boy who killed himself over things that...
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With Humility Toward Others

by Duane Mabee on May 12, 2022
…Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at...
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Be An Encourager

by Duane Mabee on May 5, 2022
We cannot be sanctified without learning to care deeply about the emotional, spiritual and physical well-being of other believers. And, if we care deeply about their wellbeing, we will seek to...
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Love One Another

by Duane Mabee on April 27, 2022
Love one another with brotherly affection, (Rom. 12:10 ESV) The most important one-another-command is to love each other. Jesus said we show the world that we belong to Him when we follow...
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Relationships, Culture and Sanctification

by Duane Mabee on April 21, 2022
A critical contributor to our growth in Christlikeness is our relationships. The New Testament teaches that sanctification cannot occur in isolation. It only happens in the context of...
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What is Easter

by Duane Mabee on April 14, 2022
What is Easter all about? There are many ways to answer that, but here’s one to think about. Easter is a reminder that God loves you so much He planned way ahead of time to save you and make you...
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Why Should I Memorize?

by Duane Mabee on April 7, 2022
How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to Your word. I have stored up Your word in my heart, that I might not sin against You. Blessed are You, O Lord; teach me Your...
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God's View of Memorization and Meditation

by Tim Weadon (guest author) on March 31, 2022
Over the past few weeks, I have presented my convictions on memorization and meditation. The following are verses, unedited and without commentary, which admonish us to hide God’s words in our...
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How and Why do You Memorize?

by Tim Weadon (guest author) on March 24, 2022
Many of us are convinced that memorization is a chore and difficult. This really depends on what you are memorizing and how you are doing it. I’m guessing that most of us know a lot more...
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Memorization is Easy?

by Tim Weadon (guest author) on March 17, 2022
Memorization is so fun, exciting and easy! Really? Not for most of us! Memorization takes effort, time and focus. Perhaps this is why most people say, “I cannot memorize”. What is your...
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