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Author: David Schmidt

Most the time when we think of sin we think of doing something really bad. We think of things like adultery, murder, stealing. We tend to focus more on the behavior, but that’s only part of what sin is. If you recall in our confession at the beginning of our...

You may be aware that Lent is later in the year than it was last year or the year before.  In fact, with Ash Wednesday on March 6 this year, this is the first time we have seen Lent begin this late since 2011, when Ash Wednesday was on March...

Do you ever have a hard time formulating the words you want to pray to God?  Prayer, like any other discipline takes practice.  Yet, we are not left to figure it out for ourselves.  God teaches us how to pray.  Of course, we know Jesus gave his disciples the Lord’s...

At the beginning of November, I had the opportunity to go to an evangelism conference.  The speaker was Rev. Greg Finke, and he and his wife have a ministry called Dwelling 1:14. The type of evangelism that he encourages isn’t another program to add on to our already busy schedules. ...

As we come to November, like me, many of you are looking forward to Thanksgiving. It’s a time to relax and to be with family and friends. It is also a time to feast. We feast because it is a celebration of all that God has given us. We are...