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Never Waste a Crisis

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This weekend we will be taking a break from our sermon series God's Blueprint for the Church. This Sunday's message is called "Never Waste a Crisis" it will be delivered by Pastor Dan Hornok. Having lived through a year with the Corona virus, it would be a shame to have lived it, without ever learning from it.Even after a year of lockdowns, social distancing, and all of...

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PAINFUL PHYSICAL THERAPY

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But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should be disqualified. 1 Corinthians 9:27 NKJV No pain, no gain! We are all familiar with this very famous phrase. It refers to physical pain to gain muscle mass. We all experience it at one point in our lives. Professional athletes and body builders all talk about it. B...

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A SERVANT ATTITUDE

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By this shall all men know you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:34 KJV Due to the severity of our accident and our lengthy hospital stay and recovery, we knew we needed help handling and dealing with the aftermath of our automobile accident. Normally we would have called on one of our sons to oversee our finances, medical bills, health and auto ...

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Sin is our Problem!

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Of all the things that trouble our minds in these days of lawlessness, it is imperative that we remember that sin is our greatest problem. A just society apart from the Justifier of our soul, is folly. Now I know that this thought troubles the mind. It goes exactly against the grain of what the world says is possible; hence the reason it is exactly what we should do. ...

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PROPER ALIGNMENT… THE RIGHT FIT

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Finally, brethren, whatever things are truemeditate on these things. Philippians 4:8 NKJV Have you ever bought a pair of shoes without trying them on first? As we grow we learn to make adjustments in our lives, and also in our Christian lives. I remember a very specific adjustment I had to make because of my auto accident; I had fractured my clavicle. Hoping it would he...

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Student or Victim

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I trust you are doing well and looking forward to the New Year. Every year brings with it challenges and difficulties. 2021 will be no different. The last year has had its share of ups and downs and the new year will have them as well. One of the most important lessons to learn is that when hard times come, be a student, not a victim. Sadly, some people go through li...

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GET-WELL CARDS

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Trophimus I have left in Miletus sick. 2 Timothy 4:20 (NKJV) As part of our long road to recovery after our car accident which lasted almost two months; one of the greatest encouragements of each day was to receive get-well cards. Before our accident and subsequent recovery, we never realized how great a lift these cards could give a person. We looked forward to the daily...

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I heard the bells on Christmas Day...

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Dear Members and Friends, Merry Christmas! I trust you are doing well and looking forward to the Lord's Day One hundred and fiftysix years ago, on Christmas Day, 1864, Henry Wordsworth Longfellow sat in his home overwhelmed with sorrow. Our nation was being torn apart by the Civil War between the Northern states and those of the South.Robert E. Lee would not surren...

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Do not let your love grow cold!

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The foundations of our faith are solid ground we can depend on yesterday, today and tomorrow. Our Lord warned us that "because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold." And the apostle Paul under the superintendence of the Holy Spirit wrote: "But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.2For people will be lovers...

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A Year Round Christmas Gift

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to ourservice this coming Lord's Day! We are just a few weeks away from Christmas. Connie has secured the gifts we plan to give our grand-kids. But after reading the following, I realize the best gift we can give is not found under the tree and it's one that needs to be given all year lo...

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PPP vs Trust in God!

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to ourservice this coming Lord's Day! The following article is longer than most, but it contains something that needs to be said. Last week I was reminded that earlier this summer some of the largest and more prosperous mega-churches in the country received anywhere from $5 to $10 milli...

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FRAGILE, HANDLE WITH CARE

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And David said unto him (Mephibosheth), "Fear not, for I will surely show you kindness".2 Samuel 9:6 We all age, and as we get older what we used to be able to do in our younger days at times they seem impossible or improbable to do again. I still remember these loving yet sobering words from my wife, "You're so fragile, I need to handle you with care. You're bleeding aga...

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Burnt Biscuits

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to our service this coming Lord's Day! Joe McKeever is a godly, seasoned Southern Baptist preacher who writes a blog for pastors. I always enjoy his insights because he doesn't write from an ivory tower. He's pastured for over 60 years! Recently he related the following story about a good ...

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LESSONS FROM HISTORY

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For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Romans 15:4, NIV "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it." I'm sure we all have head this quote at one time in our lives. However, I also learned, that by examining the writings of the historians and p...

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Welcome Back

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to our in person service on Sunday! These are strange and challenging times! As we gather again, we recognize that we will need to alter some of the ways we interact with one another during our morning worship due to the Covid-19 pandemic. At the same time, we will strive to make Midvalle...

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More before counted

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to our virtual service on Sunday! In the mid-1840s, Ulysses S. Grant was a Second Lieutenant in the war between the U.S. and Mexico, with the prize being Texas. Grant later would become a two term president and write his memoirs and was the first former president to do so. In those writings, G...

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Face to Face

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trustyou are doing well and looking forward to this comingLord's Day. I'm getting weary of not seeing people. Phone calls, emails, cards, texts are no substitute for a face to face meeting with people. For that reason, I'm looking forward to us opening up soon. When that will be is unknown,but we are working on it. As I was think...

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COVID-19 & A MESSAGE OF HOPE!

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, In the last four weeks, our world has changed dramatically with the spread of COVID-19. The question on many folk's minds is this: When will a vaccine be found to protect us from this terrible virus? I'm confident, given the fact that the entire health care and scientific community around the world is focused on potential treatments and ...

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A Beautiful and Encouraging Word

Pastor Doug is begginning a new series of fireside chats. These videos are intended to continue to keeps us together as Christ's church. This is the 1st of many more to come. Clic the link to view the YouTube video...

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