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This column will be my next-to-last article dealing with the Church. We will look at the fact that the grace offered in the sacraments is provided through the Church.

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A few days ago someone warned a friend of mine about me. It’s a common occurrence. Careful with Roy; he doesn’t believe what we believe.

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Life is full of battles of one kind or another. Of course, there are the literal wars that take place between nations, but I’m not referring to that type of battle. Instead, I’m talking about those personal battles that we have with our children, our spouse, people we work with, the meter-ma…

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What happens when, called by God, one teacher sells everything she can and begins on a journey that takes her 7,643 miles to the other side of the world to plant seeds of hope?

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“’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’” (Jeremiah 29:11).

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As Christians, our faith teaches us everyone is created in God’s image and commands us to love one another. As Americans, we value our system of government and the good that can be accomplished in our constitutional democracy.

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It’s common knowledge as well as common sense that people get old and eventually they pass away. They ride off into the sunset; they die.

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Recently, I have spent some time thinking about an old friend; we’ll call him Steve.

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ROMNEY — Sometime around 1824 a church, sometimes identified as either St. Paul’s or St. Matthew’s and an offspring of the Church of England, was built in the town of Romney.

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Usually, I focus my sermon on the Gospel lesson for the week and spice it up, theologically speaking, with the readings from the Old and New Testament.

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I have read over and over the stories of the Bible and have had questions about the outcome of many of them.

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There has been so much going on lately (and always) that for my column this week I thought I would offer prayer.

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Chapters 12 to 16 of Revelation introduces us to larger-than-life characters who act out a drama on Earth.

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As we continue looking at the necessity of the church, we turn now to look at the means of grace given to the church by God.

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It was 20 years ago, Sept. 11, 2001, that I was standing in my living room with a cup of coffee in hand when I saw it come across my television screen.

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“Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” (1 Corinthians 15:58)

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If a person should decide to start attending church, the question he or she would likely ask him or herself is, “which church should I attend?”

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Society, a successful society, is built upon strong morals on the backbone of a thriving community coming together as one body, one heart and one mission. That makes a community a community.

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I have been on vacation this past week. Friends covered the churches I served and I have been told they did a great job.

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Few topics seem to elicit stronger emotions or more opinions than the decision of whether or not to vaccinate.

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What drives you? This is a great question that I was asked recently. It caused me to pause and think about what it is. As I assessed my life and how it speaks forth what drives me, I came to the following conclusions: I passionately love Jesus, my family, the church I serve and the life he h…

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In previous articles, we’ve seen how the church is the gathered people of God. It’s not a building, but the people, that makes up the church.

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Ministry is made up of many things and let’s face it, the pastor or minister is a key player, so-to-speak, in the makeup of any church. In truth, it has been proven that a church will take on the personality of the pastor.

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Recently I read a review of a book by one Bart Ehrman. Ehrman is a prominent New Testament scholar who used to consider himself a Christian, but now professes to be agnostic or atheist.

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This coming weekend is the West Virginia Peach Festival here in Romney (Aug. 6-8). As a self-professing “peachaholic,” I look forward to it every year.

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I’ve not known a time that I can remember when the United States did not stand behind Israel. Yet, we have a president today who reportedly thinks Israel should not defend itself against terrorists groups, such as Hamas. I guess Israel is supposed to roll over and play dead while terrorists …

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Prayer and talking with God — Prayer is our method to talk with God to get close to Him. He likes to hear from us, so that he can give His love back to us. If we don’t open the door, he can’t get in. In our life today, it is very important for us to communicate with Him, and for the help of …

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WALDOBORO, Maine  — With millions of people having stayed home from places of worship during the coronavirus pandemic, struggling congregations have one key question: How many of them will return?

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Ever since the church was first created, the church culture has been on a collision course with the secular, or worldly, culture. So much so, actually, that the apostle Paul wrote to the Church in Rome warning it about the clash between the 2.

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This Sunday I will be reflecting on Jesus’ feeding of the 5,000 as recorded in John 6. As I prepare for what I might say, my thoughts go to various summer crops many of us enjoy: fresh corn from Arnold’s or Spring Valley Market (no, I do not get free corn for mentioning them), lush tomatoes …

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