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On Christian Virtue

By Pastor Don Strand July 1, 2016 Things are different today, the Rolling Stones said in 1966, but I doubt even they had an inkling of just how different things would become.  Where graciousness, manners, and humility were once celebrated as virtues to be cultivated, now society has abandoned all pretense of civility and instead openly celebrates narcissism and selfishness with parades…

On Eternal Security and Preservation by the Spirit of God

By Pastor Don Strand The eternal security of the believer, called the “perseverance” of the saints, or the “preservation” of the saints is clearly taught in a broad range of Bible texts.  In addition to John 6:37 and Ephesians 1:3 there is also Paul’s great assurance of security for the believer in Romans 8:26-30.  Yet, there are people and Christian churches that…

Why We Need to go to Church Part Four

By Pastor Don Strand Last week I discussed the first two of five practices you can adopt to prepare yourself the Sunday worship service.  Those two practices were to, first, remind yourself of the seriousness of the occasion.  The Sunday worship service is a meeting with the Triune God, the creator, and sustainer of the Universe.  It is hardly to be taken…

How God Does Miracles Today

by Pastor Don Strand There are some people today who claim to be able to heal the sick and do other sorts of things that appear to be miracles.  Miracle working is popular with the “name it and claim it” crowd who say that every Christian should be able to do these things if they have enough faith.  Being sick, being poor…