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Pastor’s Corner

Jim Mann “In the Lord I take refuge. How then can you say to me: ‘Flee like a bird to your mountain. For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart. When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the…

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Jim Mann After he left there, he came upon Jehonadab, son of Recab, who was on his way to meet him. Jehu greeted him and said, “Are you in accord with me, as I am with you?” “I am,” Jehonadab answered. “If so,” said Jehu, “give me your hand.” So, he did, and Jehu helped…

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Jim Mann “We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way….” (Isaiah 53:6) “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) In certain stores, you will find a special section where you can get clothes at reduced prices. My wife loves shopping…

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Jim Mann “The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.” (Psalm 24:1–2) That’s how Psalm 24 begins. It ends with the arrival of the King of Glory to Jerusalem. As the people shout…

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Jim Mann “And let us consider one another in order to provoke love and good works, not neglecting to gather together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:24–25) William Blake famously said, “A bird, a nest; the spider,…

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Jim Mann “Then Isaac spoke to his father Abraham and said, ‘My father.’ And he replied, ‘Here I am, my son.’ Isaac said, ‘The fire and the wood are here, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?’” (Genesis 22:7) That haunting question was asked atop Mount Moriah 4,000 years ago. Little did 10-year-old…

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Jim Mann Now hurry back to my father and say to him, “This is what your son Joseph says: God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; don’t delay. You shall live in the region of Goshen and be near me—you, your children and grandchildren, your flocks and herds, and all…

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Jim Mann “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” (Luke 4:18–19) The quotation…

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Jim Mann “I said, ‘O LORD, have mercy on me; heal me, for I have sinned against you.’” (Psalm 41:4) This time of year is a reflective time. Christmas reminds us of pleasant childhood memories, and we grow nostalgic. The impending new year reminds us that we’ve traveled around the sun one more time and…

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Jim Mann “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6) The Apostle Paul tells us our prayers and petitions are to be accompanied by thanksgiving. Elsewhere he says, “Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in everything; for this is God’s will…