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Pastor’s Corner – April 2015

  Pastor Jim Mann In 1999 the U.S. Treasury began to mint quarters from our 50 states. The one from Delaware, the first state, has a very interesting story behind it. On the coin is a man riding a horse (I guess it was a “quarter” horse!). The man’s name was Caesar Rodney. In 1776…

Pastor’s Corner – March 2015

Jim Mann In John chapter 9, Jesus heals a man that was born blind. What is most interesting about John’s account is the question his disciples ask before the healing, “Who sinned that this man was born blind; was it him or his parents?” Jesus’ disciples simply assume that God has caused this man’s blindness.…

Pastor’s Corner – February 2015

Jim Mann In John chapter 11, Mary and Martha sent word to Jesus that their brother, Lazarus, was sick. John tells us, “Yet when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days (John 11:6, NIV).” In the meantime, Lazarus died. Let’s be honest. Do you ever get the feeling…

Pastor’s Corner- January 2015

Jim Mann Many years ago, as the story is told, Hercules was traveling in what is now known as Spain. He was on the 10th of his famous 12 labors when he needed to cross the giant mountain that had been the mighty Atlas. Rather than ascending it, however, he used his incredible strength to…

Pastor’s Corner – December 2014

Jim Mann Sometimes when I read the Bible I see some miracle God performs and think, “Sure, God did that for Paul or David or Moses; those were important people.” Then a story like John 2:1-11 comes along. Here Jesus is at a wedding and the wine runs out. So he turns water into wine…

Pastor’s Corner – October 2014

Jim Mann Psalm 133 is an interesting psalm because in it we are told that God commands his blessing (KJV). I like that picture because many of us think that we get God’s blessing as payment for good deeds done…or that God doles out blessings stingily. Neither picture is true. The psalmist tells us that…