Pastor's Pondering


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


Hard Time Consentrating?

by Duane Mabee on August 5, 2021
Are you having a hard time thinking clearly or concentrating these days? Chances are you’re not crazy or losing your mind. Counselors agree that 2020 and now 2021 have had a negative impact on all of us. It’s like we have all been through a series of traumas. After a traumatic event, certain things happen to our ability to process...
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Are They Really Following

by Duane Mabee on July 28, 2021
In Luke 9:57-62, three people considered following Jesus. Two volunteered, and Jesus asked the other one to follow Him. We don’t know if any of them eventually followed Jesus, but the tone of...
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Real Discipleship

by Duane Mabee on July 22, 2021
Many believe in a form Christianity that does not require a person to make any serious attempt at submitting to or following Jesus. But according to Jesus, there is no such thing as a Christian...
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Our Main Task

by Duane Mabee on July 14, 2021
Jesus gave His church a job to do before He gets back. He left us in charge and gave us one mission to complete. We know it as the Great Commission. All authority in heaven and on...
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Who Gets the Credit

by Duane Mabee on July 1, 2021
What do you think would happen if a mega-church or a well-known evangelist organized a campaign that resulted in nationwide revival? We would attribute the success to the methods of the campaign...
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Our Primary Objective

by Duane Mabee on June 23, 2021
The topic I’m about to address came up in a discussion recently and my comments raised some dander. That wasn’t my intent, nor is it my intent to do it again, though I might. I’ve been writing...
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Kingdom Advancing Prayer

by Duane Mabee on June 17, 2021
“There has never been a spiritual awakening in any country or locality that did not begin in united prayer.” A. T. Pierson Prayer is the lifeline of our spiritual lives both individually and...
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Holy Spirit and Revival

by Duane Mabee on June 9, 2021
Revival is always a work of the Holy Spirit. Nothing of eternal significance happens without His direct involvement, but Christians disagree on what His role will look like and that could be part...
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Pray for the C&MA Council

by Duane Mabee on May 26, 2021
Sunday afternoon, Karla and I will leave for The Christian and Missionary Alliance’s (C&MA’s) biennial Council. We ask you to pray for this Council as it will involve several particularly...
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Praying for Revival?

by Duane Mabee on May 19, 2021
Many believers are upset over the state of our word today and are praying for revival. Maybe you are. Our world is a mess, and we are eager to see the Spirit of God move and turn things around. ...
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We Need Revival, but What is Revival?

by Duane Mabee on May 12, 2021
Most Christians believe we need God to move in a new and powerful way in our day. We historically have called these movements of God revivals. Though we may agree on the need for a revival in...
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Reflecting on the Impact of Women

by Duane Mabee on May 5, 2021
As I reflect on the women who have had a major impact in my life, some of them were mothers and some weren’t. My own mother was not a perfect person, but I am who I am because of her. She...
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Can You Be a Disciple?

by Duane Mabee on April 28, 2021
What does it mean to be a disciple of Christ? Does it just mean to come to a building once or multiple times a week and listen to someone teach the Bible? In his book, Spiritual...
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Discipleship Effect Relationships

by Duane Mabee on April 20, 2021
When we talk about what a Christian should look like, we must talk about his or her relationships. Being a disciple of Christ always changes our relationships. In the beatitudes listed in...
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Ideal Disciple?

by Duane Mabee on April 15, 2021
What does an ideal disciple of Christ look like? J. Oswald Sanders addresses that question in his book Spiritual Discipleship, and he refers us back to the Beatitudes in Matthew 5:3-12. If you...
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