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  • There are lessons in the death of Jesus

    Judith Anderson-Bauer|Apr 7, 2023

    For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). Every Christian learns it from the time they are little - Jesus died for my sins. But what does that mean? How does that even work? And why did it happen? This is Holy Week, the most solemn days for Christians in the Church year. This...

  • Incorporate forgiveness into your daily life

    Rev. Brian Cornell|Feb 17, 2023

    "You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, 'You shall not murder;' and 'whoever murders shall be liable to judgment.' But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister, you will be liable to judgment; and if you insult a brother or sister, you will be liable to the council; and if you say, 'You fool,' you will be liable to the hell of fire. So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave... Full story

  • Guest column: Being neighborly includes everyone

    Pastor Seth Wynands|Nov 18, 2022

    I'll be honest, I'm too young to have had Mister Rogers on my television growing up. Some of you may be in the same boat as me. Just because he is long gone from our screens, though, doesn't mean we have to forget the wisdom he passed along. In an age defined by division and discord, we would do well to heed one of his many lessons: that neighbors are not just the people you live next door to. I don't have to tell you that political division in our country has deepened in the last decade. I'm...

  • From our readers: It's in God's hands

    Pine Knot News|Apr 10, 2020

    People are so worried about this virus. But in reality when God decides it’s your time to go, we will go one way or another. Heaven or hell. For all eternity. We are not exempt. Just enjoy what you have. In the Bible, it’s God’s commandment to love one another. As he first loved us. He died for us. I would like to challenge people to give with all your heart. Maybe this community can pull itself through to continue on despite all these trials and tribulations. I notice a change in the commu... Full story