Pastor’s Messages

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Tall Trees, Deep Roots Acts 1-4

by Glenn

Tall Trees, Deep Roots Acts 1-4 My wife and I were missionaries in Uganda for six years. While there we went to the Bwindi Impenetrable forest in Southwest Uganda to see the mountain gorillas. The Park their boarders the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is 124 square miles. There are 163 species of trees […]

A Life of Purpose (Series)

by Glenn

A Life of Purpose (Series) 2 Corinthians 5:16-18   What is your purpose in Life? Do you know? How do you decide what’s best from what is good? Is your joy dependent on things going the way you planned? Do you wish your real life was as exciting as your virtual life on new media? […]

Developing the discipline of praying for others Elder Homer Haynes

by Glenn

Pray for others too: Recently, as I contemplated my prayer needs, God spoke through the confusion I was experiencing: What about the needs of others? Don’t forget to petition God the Father for the needs of others. Immediately I remembered my numerous prayer lists, the members of my family, church family, single parents, singles, couples, […]

Dance before the Lord?

by Glenn

  Dance before the Lord? 2 Samuel 6:14                                                                                                                          And David danced before the Lord with all his might.   I’ve always loved to dance. I was a teenager in the 80’s when there were no rules to dancing. My friends and I would form a circle on the dance floor and take turns showing […]

Who is Jesus…..Really??

by Glenn

Paul, in his letter to the Colossians, writes in response to some false and destructive teachings on the gospel message being spread in the early years of Christianity.  These were not unique to that time, however, for we are faced with similar distortions today. Interestingly Paul never specifically identifies or confronts the actual false messages, […]

Matthew 6:12 Devotion

by Glenn

CBF Elder Devotion Matthew 6:12   “Forgive us our trespasses as forgive those who have trespassed against us. As part of the “Lord’s Prayer”, many of us may mention this passage almost automatically and not give much thought to what it actually says.  If we pay some attention on what we are really asking God here, […]

Ramblings about the Lord’s Prayer

by Glenn

ELDER DEVOTIONAL… As I mature in Christ, the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:1-4 increases in impact to my daily life. For example, I was taught the Lord’s Prayer in Sunday school as a little boy. I learned to blast through the prayer in record time, proud of the accomplishment. Nonetheless, I didn’t […]

“We Were Made in God’s Image”

by Glenn

 ELDER DEVOTION   “We Were Made in God’s Image”  Malachi 3:3  The Setting:  Malachi was written about 100 years after the Jews had  been restored to their homeland as part of the Persian Empire, and  was probably the last prophet of the OT era.  Although the Jews had been allowed to return from exile and rebuild […]

Loving God Together In An Ungodly World

by Glenn

  The church in Corinth was really hurting.  The Christians of Corinth were surrounded by temptation and immorality, just like we are today.  Corinth was the, Las Vegas of its day.  Pleasure and philosophy were worshiped above all. Instead of impacting this lost city with the gospel of Jesus Christ, the city was influencing the […]

Stop Living In the Past

by olywebdev

Why do we struggle with the same old things?  Why do we find ourselves breaking that vows we made to God and ourselves?  Are we destined to go round and round, living in the fear of our future and the shame of our past?  Is living in a constant state of recovery all there is, […]

Growing In God’s Grace

by Glenn

Every time we look at the newspaper we’re reminded about of a world that has no true understanding of real love.  In Romans 1-11, we learned about important doctrinal issues like grace, mercy, God’s sovereignty, and other points of faith.  Now in the last five chapters our focus will pivot towards how we love and […]

We’re In This Together (series)

by Glenn

I was 10 years old when I saw the shape of a scary face in my bedroom window.  The light hit the glass in just the right way to cause me to fear death.  The only thing that changed that night was that I believed the lie that if I fell asleep I was in […]

A bare cross and an empty tomb.

by Glenn

This Easter I want to encourage you to set everything aside for a little while and simply come before your Lord and Savior.  Find a quiet spot for a few minutes away from the noise and “to do list” … then focus your thoughts and devotion on the two matchless scenes that define our faith, […]

Jesus- MVP

by Glenn

Matthew 4:18-20 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” 20At once they left their nets and followed […]

Romans: Bondage In Sin … Freedom In Christ

by Glenn

Paul’s letter to the Romans is extensive in scope and deep in insight, enabling us to move from “Bondage In Sin” to “Freedom In Christ”.  We will spend the next ten months diving into the great theological truths that affect our daily lives in very personal ways.  So hold on tight and be ready to […]

Nothing “New” about Newtown!

by Glenn

    “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting.  It has been found difficult; and left untried.”   ― G.K. Chesterton   Let’s be honest.  Trusting God is difficult, especially when the headlines remind us that there’s nothing new about Newtown.  The killing of so many of our young children in Newtown Connecticut […]