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Jym Shorts - May 26, 2016

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As we move into the summer season, I thought that I might take a few weeks and write a brief expose on a few heroes of the Christian faith throughout the history of the church. If you know me, that means mostly people who have been long dead and are all but forgotten except by church historians...

Jym Shorts - May 19, 2016

Posted by Nate Gast on

It is officially ‘election season’ in America. Candidate signs dot the landscape, mudslinging commercials fill the airwaves, and anxiety is palpable in the hearts of voters. Sadly, this anxiety flows deeply in the hearts of believers as well. I can’t tell you how many times in...

Jym Shorts - May 12, 2016

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Last Sunday’s message in our Living in Exile study through 1 Peter was what I would call a “doozie” –one of those singularly complex texts that have left believers, scholars and lay-people alike, scratching their heads and wondering about deep spiritual matters. In the...

Jym Shorts - May 5, 2016

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I do quite a bit of highlighting in books that I read because I like to return to the better books occasionally and remind myself of the important concepts that I have learned. In doing so, I can refresh my memory frequently on important matters that I would tend to forget. One of those books...

Jym Shorts - April 28, 2016

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Although we had good attendance at our last church family meeting, I wanted to be sure to let you all know that we have decided to move forward and finish up our expansion project and will restart construction the week of May 15. This means that Sunday, May 15, will be our last Sunday in the...

Jym Shorts - April 21, 2016

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My very dear child, what shall I say: A holy and good God has covered us with a dark cloud. O that we may kiss the rod, and lay our hands on our mouths! The Lord has done it. He has made me adore his goodness that we had him so long. But my God lives; and he has my heart. O what a legacy my...

Jym Shorts - April 14, 2016

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Occasionally I use one of my Jym Shorts articles to let you know what some of the staff and/or elders have on their reading desks. I do this not to say “look at what we are doing,” but to simply encourage you to be reading good books both for your edification and your enjoyment...

Jym Shorts - April 7, 2016

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I’m out of town this week on a hiking trip with some of our youth from the church (returning today as a matter of fact, Lord willing), so I thought I would reprint an article I wrote some years back for the Jym Shorts column. I think it is a story worth reading again, and since it is my...

Jym Shorts - March 31, 2016

Posted by Tony Guinn on

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. -James 1:27  What if you could not take care of your children or were about to lose custody of them due to any number...

Jym Shorts - March 24, 2016

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It may sound a bit strange, but during my childhood years I always looked forward to our Good Friday Mass. In my opinion, Catholics and the Orthodox do Good Friday better than anyone, because they don’t try to get around the messiness of the day. I think we Protestants at times try to...