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Pastor A Reading Bible

Strength, Fortress, Refuge, Love

Tuesday was a long day for me…fifteen hours of study, administration, meetings and some tough e-mails and phone calls. But I am ...

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Church of God Calls for 21 Day Prayer & Fasting, Virtual Prayer Meeting

Beginning January 10, 2015, Church of God Prayer Ministries is calling for 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting for revival in the church and ...

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Christmas Season Focus

You've heard of Mary and Martha, the two women in Luke's Gospel, 10:38-42 who invited Jesus over for supper. Martha was a regular ...

Not In Our House

With our congregation as diverse as Westgate Chapel, I wrestled with what our proper response should be this past Sunday to the volatile rhetoric on both sides of several divisive issues polarizing our nation right now, from Ferguson, Missouri to immigration. I am sure that opinions on these issues run ...

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We Are Not Divided

I am sitting in my study on a rainy fall Seattle morning. It’s the morning after the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri has poured gasoline on racial tensions in America. Social media is on fire with the voices of everyone’s opinion on the facts as they see them. The immigration situation is ...

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Outside the Camp

From the very beginning we were designed by God with a capacity to know Him, love Him, hear His voice, speak to Him and have our lives significantly shaped by intimacy with Him. Nothing disrupts our fulfillment of God’s mission in our lives today more than separation from that place and time in ...

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Left Behind

  So, a lot of folks seem to be in a flap over the Left Behind movie…pro and con. I admit I have not seen it. I did read the books when they first came out though. I saw them in people’s hands at airports, on planes, and being read sitting next to swimming pools at the resorts we ...