All are welcome to join our study in the book of Ephesians with Pastor George Dikeman every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 9am.
Posted: November 29
Luke 5:12-13 - “While He was in one of the cities, behold, there was a man covered with leprosy; and when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and implored Him, saying, ‘Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.’ And He stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, ‘I am willing; be cleansed.’ And immediately the leprosy left him.” Hopefully you all had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends. I’m sure that I’m completely alone in this, but I was stuffed full by the end of the day! We had dinner at two different houses that day, and by evening time I felt like I wouldn’t need to eat for another week. When Luke says that this man was covered in leprosy, the meaning is to be “full of.” This man didn’t just have a small breakout of this skin disease, but he was completely covered, and as a result, would have been separated from society. The wonderful part of this story is that this man called out to Jesus and he was completely healed immediately! The power of Jesus word and touch totally cleansed this man in an instant. The same is true in our spiritual lives. Jesus promises not just physical healing, but He promises spiritual healing and complete forgiveness when we call out to Him. You and I were completely covered with sin, but when we ask Him for forgiveness, we can be covered by His blood and completely forgiven. The great part about this season is that we remember that Christ came to earth to die for our sins. He is willing to make each of us clean, if we just come to Him, and that is the greatest reason of all to give thanks. Lord bless your week, Pastor Mark Mehl “Jesus paid it all, All to Him I owe; Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow.” -Elvina Hall
Posted: November 23
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I pray that the Lord blesses your Thanksgiving with friends and family. I'm thankful for all of you and look forward to seeing you soon! Pastor Mark Mehl
Posted: November 16
Psalm 78:42 – “They did not remember His power, the day when He redeemed them from the adversary,” A man from the city was out visiting relatives on the farm. The farmer gave a whistle and his dog herded the cattle into the corral, and then latched the gate with her paw. "Wow, that’s some dog. What’s her name?" The forgetful farmer thought a minute, then asked, "What do you call that red flower that smells good and has thorns on the stem?" "A rose?" "That’s it!" Then the farmer turned to his wife. "Hey Rose, what do we call this dog?" Too often and too quickly we forget the great work of the Lord in our life. We get frustrated and we complain without putting our faith in the delivering God that we know and have experienced. Here in Psalms 78 and verse 42, Asaph is reflecting on the fact that the people of Israel had forgotten God’s great work in their lives. As they were leaving Egypt, they argued and complained and they failed to remember God’s mighty hand and power in their lives. He had miraculously delivered them, and His work could be seen all around them! Whenever you feel discouraged, frustrated, or hopeless, think on God’s amazing power. Think of the good things that He’s done for you. Remember His mighty hand that can bring about deliverance in the struggles you’re facing. Lord bless, and we’ll see you on Sunday! Pastor Mark Mehl