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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...

Jym Shorts - October 15, 2015

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As we move into the heart of our “Rooted” series, I am reminded more and more about how blessed I have been in my life with great mentors and friends in the faith. I believe, at some time or another, either in these Jym Shorts articles or from the pulpit, I’ve mentioned all of...

Jym Shorts - October 8, 2015

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“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” -Matthew 28:19 When Dedra and the girls and I were serving in Costa Rica as missionaries, another young missionary at the same language school in which we were studying asked me if I would join with a group of four other men...

Jym Shorts - October 1, 2015

Posted by Ethan Drent on

It is not a shock, or it should not be a shock, when the world looks at the beliefs of orthodox Christianity with incredulity. In fact, we should be the first to say that the basics of our faith are hard to believe. Who will agree with us that God became man, that He was born of a virgin, that...

Jym Shorts - September 24, 2015

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We are now two-thirds of our way through our 2015 Missions Emphasis "After Darkness...Light." The inspiration for our theme this year comes from the Latin phrase adopted by the early reformers in the 16th century, who used the phrase "Post Tenebras...Lux!" to describe the awakening the church of...

Jym Shorts - September 17, 2015

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Last week I sent this letter out to a small band of faithful prayer warriors who pray for our worship services and ministries every Sunday in the church office… “Yesterday I was speaking with one of the widows in our congregation about her role in the church family. I told her how...

Jym Shorts - September 10, 2015

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“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” -Matthew 28:19-20 (ESV) Most of you know...

Jym Shorts - September 3, 2015

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“He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly in Jesus Christ our Savior…” -Titus 3:4-6 I’ve been slowly making my way...