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Jym Shorts - December 23, 2015

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As we approach Christmas 2015, I want to take the opportunity to tell you how grateful I am to be your lead pastor.  Being a pastor is hard work, quite frankly, but it is a work that “fills my cup.”  I feel like a satisfied farmer most nights when I go to bed (minus the...

Jym Shorts - December 17, 2015

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…Magnificat anima mea Dominum; Et exultavit spiritus meus in Deo Salutari meo. -Luke 1:46-47 This coming Sunday brings to a close our Advent series for 2015, which we entitled “Kingdom Come.” The series has been an attempt to focus our attention this advent season not only on...

Jym Shorts - December 10, 2015

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A prison cell, in which one waits, hopes and is completely dependent on the fact that the door of freedom has to be opened from the outside, is not a bad picture of Advent. -Dietrich Bonhoeffer Advent is about anticipation. Like almost all children, I anticipated Christmas the moment the turkey...

Jym Shorts - December 3, 2015

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Love can forbear, and love can forgive...but love can never be reconciled to an unlovely object. God can never therefore be reconciled to your sin, because sin itself is incapable of being altered; but he may be reconciled to your person, because that may be restored. –Thomas Traherne...

Jym Shorts - November 26, 2015

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Last week I encouraged you to read a post by Tim Challies concerning Christian extremism. If you took the time to read it, I hope you found it thought provoking. Allow me to share with you briefly some of my follow up thoughts this week. I believe that Challies is right in his assessment of our...

Jym Shorts - November 19, 2015

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In light of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe and our own border issues here in the States, I thought I would simply direct you to what I think is an excellent article by a Christian brother by the name of Tim Challies. He writes what I believe, and...

Jym Shorts - November 12, 2015

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It isn’t often that one can write a brief expose that not only endorses heartfelt missions but marital commitment and patience as well. I get that chance this week in briefly sharing with you the story of Robert Moffat and Mary Smith, and it is a beautiful story to tell. Moffat was born...

Jym Shorts - November 5, 2015

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Last November, when we started talking about our building expansion, we focused on the theme “Consider…Building for God’s Glory.” Much has happened over the last year since the expansion was first proposed to the congregation, and now we are approaching the last couple...

Jym Shorts - October 29, 2015

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Halloween fast approaches and, at least for the past eighteen years that I’ve been in full-time ministry, it brings with it questions about how much, if at all, Christians should engage in the holiday. Here’s how I usually respond when asked about celebrating the day, which I trust...

Jym Shorts - October 22, 2015

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Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. For we have come to share in...

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