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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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Comments Off on From Pastor Davies – 1/17

From Pastor Davies – 1/17

As I grow older, I sometimes wish I could save time in a bottle, freeze it, or at least slow it down just a little. If only life was like a football game so you could call “Time out!” and the clock would stop. But time waits for no one, does it? Years ago when […]

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Comments Off on From Pastor Davies – 1/10

From Pastor Davies – 1/10

Amy told her family that she had learned in school that we are all made of atoms. Her little brother, Andy, protested, “No, we’re not! I’m made of Adams; you’re made of Eves!” What do you think of when you read the words “in the image of God?” What do you imagine God looks like? […]

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Comments Off on From Pastor Davies – 1/4

From Pastor Davies – 1/4

A sign in a dry cleaners read, “No matter how bad the stain is, we’ll take it out…..and sew up the hole.” We all have clothing stains that are impossible to remove. No matter how much stain remover we apply or how many times we soak and wash the items, they simply won’t come clean. […]

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Comments Off on From Pastor Davies – 12/27

From Pastor Davies – 12/27

Physical exercise has some value, but spiritual exercise is valuable in every way, because it promises life both for the present and for the future (1 Timothy 4:8, TEV). Next Sunday is New Year’s Day and the beginning of a new year. This is the time when most people make resolutions. Usually these resolutions include […]

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