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Pastor’s Corner

Pastor Jim Mann One of the hallmarks of being a Christian is being thankful. But we aren’t always as thankful as we should be, are we? The holidays are often a good time to stop and count our blessings. I was reminded of the 10 lepers Jesus healed in Luke 17:11-19. As Jesus walked by…

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Pastor Jim Mann I saw a political bumper sticker the other day that actually made me laugh. Picture a typical political endorsement, but instead of the politician’s name it read “Giant Meteor 2016.” Underneath it said “Just end it already.” When you prefer a meteor instead of the two presidential candidates in the race, you…

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Pastor Jim Mann “Requiem for a Truck” I was in an automobile accident last week. Fortunately all parties are alright…except for my truck. That old, blue, 1999 Ford has passed from this life, and I grieve her passing. It is true, she had seen better days. She had 250,000 miles on her. She had scratched…

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Pastor Jim Mann I recently read Oscar Wilde’s famous book, The Picture of Dorian Gray. It is the story of an exceptionally handsome young man who sits for an artist who paints his portrait. The artist believes that he’s never seen a more pure and attractive person and proceeds to capture this young man’s beauty…

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Pastor Jim Mann During Jesus’ ministry He asked His followers this rhetorical question, “To what can I compare this generation?” Then he answered it for them, “They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others, ‘We played the flute for you and you did not dance; we sang a dirge and…

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Pastor Jim Mann “A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out….” (Isaiah 42:3, NIV) Isaiah 42 is a pivotal chapter in the Bible. At the time, Israel was in Babylonian captivity. They’d been soundly defeated and many of them carried away. They were forced to leave their…

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Pastor Jim Mann “This is My command: love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you slaves anymore, because a slave doesn’t know…

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Jim Mann In the Gospel of John we read “On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, ‘If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.’”…

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Jim Mann “Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of…

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Jim Mann “Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of…