God’s Grace as Shown in the Life of Elisha by Don DeGraaf

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Please read 1 Kings 19:16-21, and 2 Kings 1-8 and 2 Kings 13:14-21 for background on Elisha’s life. The story of Elisha is one of grace, obedience, divine compassion, and personal miracles showing the tender care of a sovereign God.  Elisha is the prophet who followed Elijah, who appeared on the Mount of Transfiguration with Moses, as recorded in Matthew …

Holly SandsGod’s Grace as Shown in the Life of Elisha by Don DeGraaf

Are You Walking in Wisdom Towards Outsiders? by Ben Adams

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Over the second half of last year,  I was spending a lot of time doing saturation reading where I would pick a book from God’s Word and read it over as many times as I could over a few weeks,  sometimes a month (typically once a day, sometimes twice.)  During this time many things stood out to me, but one …

Holly SandsAre You Walking in Wisdom Towards Outsiders? by Ben Adams

Life Lessons from King Hezekiah by Don DeGraff

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Great triumphs and wonderful experiences in the ways of God can be displayed in those with difficult pasts.  King Hezekiah, whose life is wonderfully recorded in 3 separate books of the Bible (2 Kings 18-20, 2 Chronicles 29-32, and Isaiah 36-38) was the son of a wicked king, and came to the throne at the age of only 25.  But …

Holly SandsLife Lessons from King Hezekiah by Don DeGraff

The Role of a Pastor by Steve Bice

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I have had the privilege of being a pastor since 1993. Throughout those years, I have ministered out of a sense of a general and growing understanding as to what a pastor does and why He does what he does. Entering into pastoral ministry with no specific pastoral education I would simply learn from the way other pastors led, implementing …

Holly SandsThe Role of a Pastor by Steve Bice

A Matter of Life and Death by Joy Bice

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Recently, a brother in Christ died in a car accident. He left behind a wife, three young daughters, and a son about to be born. I did not personally know him, but many of my friends did, as well as my adult daughters. A few days later, one of those daughters called me in tears because a friend of hers …

Holly SandsA Matter of Life and Death by Joy Bice