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Sermonette: God (probably) doesn't want to bail you out

God (probably) doesn’t want to bail you out by Joe Greiner Evangelical Free Church In Jeremiah chapter 15, we come across some of the most painful language Jeremiah ever uses to describe his...

 

Roof and steeple restored on New Rockford's oldest church

The First Congregational Church in New Rockfod has stood in the same spot for more than 100 years. In fact, it has graced the corner of Central...

 

Sin is not the Enemy by Joe Greiner Evangelical Free Church

To be perfectly transparent, I have no idea how many people read these, or if there are regular readers of sermonettes. As I write them, I imagine there are some who read them each week. If that’s...

 

Sermonette: Sin hurts those around us

Sin is a concept I don’t enjoy. I know, that’s not very surprising— a pastor who doesn’t enjoy sin. However, my struggle with the concept isn’t what you might assume it is. Obviously, I...

 

Sermonette: Sin loves the darkness

I’m sure many of us know John 3:16. As the most famous verse in the Bible, almost everyone who’s been in a church has it memorized, and many outside the church as well. However, the entire...

 

Sermonette: August 31, 2020

I am attending a wedding this week. What is amazing to me is that not so very long ago, those who knew me would have been very surprised at that statement. Truth is, I would go to great lengths to...

 

Sermonette: August 24, 2020

Greetings dear friends in Christ. It’s hardly news anymore. I can’t imagine there is any person, anywhere, that isn’t aware of COVID-19. In actuality, it hasn’t been that long since the...

 

Living on Purpose: August 24, 2020

The Christian worldview of life is about learning what God requires and willingly accepting the call to become a devoted disciple of Christ. This life-changing decision has everything to do with...

 

Sermonette: August 17, 2020

Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. James 1:15 One of the things I’ve learned lately is how sin starts small. Perhaps it’s...

 

Living on Purpose: Prayers and appreciation for first responders

Someone mentioned the other day about how after pouring out some heated frustrations on one of their Facebook sessions, they had a headache and was terribly depressed. For those who read this column...

 

Sermonette: August 3, 2020

Do not fear. Fear not. Do not be afraid. All these commands are found in the bible. The angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and announced that she was to become the mother of our Savior. He tells her to...

 

8th Annual Golf Ball Drop

On Sunday, August 2, the "JT Rice North Dakota Chapter of Pilots for Christ" will be hosting a FREE Golf Ball Drop and Celebration fly-in. This is...

 

Living on Purpose: The constant need for spiritual discernment

Within the Christian life, there are many pillars of truth which are critical to our spiritual development and one of these is discernment. The word may have several meanings, but mostly it's...

 

Sermonette: July 27, 2020

There was a television program some time ago, reruns continue today. “Fraiser” was based on a psychiatrist who had given up private practice and now had a radio program where people would call in...

 

Sermonette: July 20, 2020

Greetings. What a wonderful time of year. Swimming pools are open, we can again have picnics in the park, chase that little white ball around golf courses, and enjoy leisurely walks in the evenings,...

 

On Purpose: Our grass is greener than we think

I really appreciate readers who send me emails and even hand-written letters, they are truly an encouragement. Actually, I received a wonderful letter the other day by a gentleman from South Carolina...

 
 By Billy Holland    Religion    July 6, 2020

Living on Purpose

And I know He watches me I was working out in the yard the other day and a tiny sparrow landed on the ground just a few feet from me. I watched as it moved its head around and then flew off with light...

 

Sermonette: Peace I Give to You

I’ve had several conversations with different people about anxiety lately. Last week I wrote about worry and stress, but I think anxiety can fall into an entirely different category. Yes, most of...

 

Sermonette: Be Still

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” -Psalm 46:10 The Lord has been reminding me of the basics lately. He has been...

 

Sermonette: Love

1 Peter 4:8 “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” These last few weeks... no, months, have made 2020 one for the history books. Not only do we have a...

 

Sermonette: Make Your Life a Prayer

“Make your life a prayer.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 TPT The Lord has been teaching me about prayer, a lot, lately. Prayer is a subject I think we can become ambivalent or casual towards. We know the...

 

Living on Purpose: The victorious spirituall life

If our mind is filled with a world of thoughts that are contrary or even dishonorable to God, how can there be room for us to concentrate on His goodn...

 

Sermonette: May 25, 2020

What is the meaning and purpose of life? This is a question I would not have been able to answer a few years ago. At that point, my biggest worries were enjoying life and managing what other people...

 

Sermonette: Love for enemies

Something that God has been continuing to teach me lately is how to better love people. Simple, but far from easy. The other day, I read through Luke 6:27-36. This passage is quoted from one of...

 

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