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Comments Off on From Pastor Davies – 3/28

From Pastor Davies – 3/28

I enjoy the game of golf. Over the last 15-20 years I have been blessed to travel to Augusta, Georgia 6 times and attend practice rounds of the Masters. This year’s tournament will take place next week (April 6-9). Golf’s greatest champions have many unique strengths and qualities which set them apart from their peers. […]

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Comments Off on From Pastor Davies – 3/21

From Pastor Davies – 3/21

Jesus often sought out a quiet place, a still point, a place where he could commune with God without distractions (Mark 1:35, 6:30-32). If Jesus needed to visit a quiet place frequently, how much more do you and I? Quiet places are hard to find, aren’t they? Our world is so loud and busy. We […]

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Comments Off on From Pastor Davies – 3/14

From Pastor Davies – 3/14

One of the greatest blessings we can bestow on someone else is the gift of listening. We should get some hint about the importance of listening from how the Creator has made us – with two ears and only one mouth! One of the things that attracted people to Jesus was that He was a […]

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Comments Off on From Pastor Davies – 3/7

From Pastor Davies – 3/7

In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul talks about spiritual gifts. He says that the same Spirit gives gifts and that each person is given gifts. These are gifts (abilities, talents) to be used for the “common good.” In other words, these gifts empower us for service in the church and world. All too often spiritual gifts […]

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Comments Off on From Pastor Davies – 2/28

From Pastor Davies – 2/28

Tomorrow is the first day in the season of Lent. Lent is a forty (40) day solemn religious observance in the liturgical calendar that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends before Easter Sunday. The six (6) Sundays are not included. The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through prayer, doing penance, repentance […]

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Comments Off on From Pastor Davies – 2/21

From Pastor Davies – 2/21

I have always been fascinated by magnets. Magnets create some wondrous, mysterious force that draws certain metals to them. I remember learning about magnets in school. We had lots of little particles of iron in a jar of sand. Trying to pick each of them out by hand with some tweezers would have taken forever. […]

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Comments Off on From Pastor Davies – 2/14

From Pastor Davies – 2/14

Here’s a thought about love on this Valentine’s Day: One day a doctor tried to place a stethoscope on a little girl’s chest, telling her that he was going to listen to her heart. “Oh, no!” the little girl protested. “My heart is on my back.” “Where did you get that idea?” the doctor asked. […]

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Comments Off on From Pastor Davies – 2/7

From Pastor Davies – 2/7

By now I hope that you have had the chance to read the Annual Written Report. I consider the report to be an excellent summation of the church’s work and accomplishments during 2016. And, perhaps more importantly, many of the reports identify noteworthy goals and objectives for this year. If I were to give a […]

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Comments Off on From Pastor Davies – 1/31

From Pastor Davies – 1/31

How should we pray for others? Let me share a way that was taught to me by one of my childhood Sunday school teachers. “Praying for others is as simple as looking at the five fingers on your hand,” she said. “Your thumb is nearest to you, so begin your prayers by praying for those […]

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Comments Off on From Pastor Davies – 1/24

From Pastor Davies – 1/24

By now, after having been here at MPC for almost nine months, you probably have observed that I enjoy using humor in my preaching and teaching. You’ve heard it said that laugher is the best medicine. Medical researchers have determined that laughter has a profound and instantaneous effect on virtually every important organ in the […]

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