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Fellowship at the Ranch

Pastor Ed Jones We live in a time when giving thanks has been replaced with protesting perceived ills or loss of entitlement. The proverbial “squeaky wheel” is evident in media, academia, industry, religion and politics. It’s not my intent to comment on the validity of cause or sincerity of those protesting. I merely wish to…

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Wakeup call Ed Jones, Pastor God said to Ezekiel, “Now as for you, son of man, say to the house of Israel, ‘Thus you have spoken, saying, “Surely our transgressions and our sins are upon us, and we are rotting away in them; how then can we live?’” (Ezekiel 33:10) Sin caught up with Israel,…

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Ed Jones It’s my anniversary! However, it’s not what most would think. On September 4, 2016 I delivered my first sermon as Pastor of Fellowship at the Ranch Church. To say that this year has flown by would be an understatement. Allow me to recall the sequence of events that brought us to this incredible…

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In the silence A dear friend and pastor recently lost his wife of 30+ years. In his sorrow he wrote of his trust and hope in the Lord: The words of the writer of this Psalm become our words, “How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face…

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The words of the writer of this Psalm become our words: “How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart all the day? How long will my enemy be exalted over me?”…

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Courage On December 24, 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge, an entire U.S. armored division was retreating from the Germans in the Ardennes forest when a sergeant in a tank destroyer spotted an American soldier digging a foxhole. The GI, PFC Martin, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, looked up at the sergeant and asked, “Are…

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The easiest thing in the world to find is fault in another human or institution. They are dreadfully easy to pull down. There is nothing in the works of man that is free from imperfection, and if one continues to dwell upon the imperfections inherent in all of us, one will find exactly what is…

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  One of my pet peeves is rumors. Anyone can start them, and no one seems to be able to stop them. It reminds me of the “unnamed experts” so often quoted in the media today. The following tale proves that I wasn’t close to being the first to be bothered by unsubstantiated rumor. Keep…

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The Power of the Tongue The tongue is used both literally and metaphorically in the Bible. James 3:5 reminds us that it is a “small part of the body,” yet Proverbs 18:21 warns that “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” The death mentioned is trifold, being spiritual, physical and emotional. First,…

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Quite a while ago while my now 20-year-old granddaughter, Hannah, was four or five I was vexed about one thing or another. The fact that I can’t remember what caused my anxiety testifies to just how serious it was. Hannah noticed my dismay, climbed up on my lap and looked intently with her tender face…