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Give to help hurricane Irma victims.

by Pat Howell

If you are looking to give to help the victims of Irma then we recommend the Florida Baptist Disaster Relief ministry.  The Southern Baptist Disaster Relief ministry is one of the best in the USA with over 95,000 trained volunteers.  Because SBC churches cover the overhead, 100% of what is given goes to help victims! Disaster […]

About Charlottesville

by Pat Howell

I don’t normally like to write these articles myself preferring to find better writers and wiser people. However, the events in Charlottesville, VA last week need to be addressed. I write on this subject with hopes of being a good pastor to our people. About Charlottesville… 1. Racism is wrong, evil, and has no place […]

Do Song Lyrics Matter?

by Pat Howell

I am thankful for Elders and a worship team that believe what we sing is important and that work to make sure we are singing true and good things about God.  This transcript from “Ask Pastor John” helps us all think better about lyrics in songs.     Audio Transcript of John Piper’s “Ask Pastor John” […]

Frustrated Parent: You are in Christ!

by Pat Howell

To all my fellow parents who often feel defeated and lost. To those who carry guilt and worry like permanent body parts, I commend this article as a step out of the dark cloud. It is important that sound doctrine saturate us for in truth our lives are changed. ~ Pat Relax, Frustrated Parent. You […]

We’re Back Online!

by Pat Howell

Thanks to Duane Mays, our awesome worship leader, for fixing our sermon recording problems.  We can now resume posting sermons online.  I will be posting the 2017 Bible Conference sermons first as there have been several requests for those sermons. Staying current will be the next priority.  As we are able, sermons that we missed over […]

“What women these Christians have!”

by Pat Howell

This is an excerpt from one of my favorite podcast, Communio Sanctorum, a weekly podcast on the history of the Christian church .  This section is from a podcast concerning the impact of Christianity on the sanctity of sex which is part of a series about the impact of Christianity on the world.  I find it uncanny how many […]

Tips for that inevitable political conversation.

by Pat Howell

Many will travel to see family for the first time since the election and in such a heated campaign year, the odds are we have family members “on the other side of the isle” than where we are politically. Here is some helpful insight in how to handle those inevitable tough encounters.  Election Year Thoughts at […]

The Incarnation According to Jesus

by Pat Howell

For the next 5 weeks we are interrupting our series in 2 Samuel to focus on the Incarnation of Jesus during the Christmas season.  Jesus made several statements about why He came to Earth.  So we are going to get it “straight from the horses mouth” as they say. The Elders’ believe that this topic will help […]

The Day Before We Elect a New President

by Pat Howell

This is a good prayer for God’s Church in the USA on this Election Day Eve.      Do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. […]

A Treasure Worth All

by Pat Howell

In the world’s current refugee and extremist crisis, it is the Gospel of Jesus Christ that is the hope for all, as it has always been. Read below of the great deeds God is doing among Muslim refugees. ATHENS, Greece — The spirit of Athens today lies at the crossroads between old and new. Everywhere […]