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“Free Indeed” by Mike Powell

Posted by on Jul 3, 2016 in Pastor's Blog | 0 comments

FREE INDEED! Freedom, defined by Webster’s dictionary is “the state or quality of being free, especially exemption or liberation from the control of some other person or some arbitrary power.” Freedom is also known as liberty or independence. As we prepare to celebrate the holiday we have called Independence Day, it is interesting to consider the sacrifices made to secure that freedom. It is reported that close to 750,000 brave warriors have died in combat since this nation’s inception according to the U.S Department of Defense...

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Job sermon series – thoughts on Satan

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Pastor's Blog | 0 comments

In our second week of studies in the book of Job we touched on several subjects. I would like to elaborate for a minute on one of those. specifically what the Bible says concerning the record of Satan’s creation and fall. It is interesting to note that the two passages of scripture that speak most descriptively of Lucifer’s creation and fall are both found in passages that start off naming and describing a world leader of that time. Although both of theses texts end up clearly describing Lucifer’s creation and fall, at first...

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The book of Job!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Pastor's Blog | 0 comments

Here are some extra notes on the book of Job. The basic question that the book answers is: “How should the righteous suffer?” The Book of Job has long been praised as a masterpiece of literature. Consider these quotes: “Tomorrow, if all literature was to be destroyed and it was left to me to retain one work only, I should save Job.” (Victor Hugo) “…the greatest poem, whether of ancient or modern literature.” (Tennyson) “The Book of Job taken as a mere work of literary genius, is one of the most wonderful productions of any age...

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777 Prayer Initiative

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Pastor's Blog | 0 comments

  The 777 Prayer Initiative: The call is for God’s people to pray for each of the first seven days in the seventh month – July 1-7. Then on the 7th day, July 7th, to pray and fast for 7 hours. The purpose is to pray: For God the Father to restrain, protect, and deliver His people from the evil in this world. (John 17:15) For God the Son to be exalted, magnified, and glorified in His church, our n…ation, and our individual lives. For God the Holy Spirit to fall fresh on us, compelling the church to repent of sin and...

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Temptation and The Faithfulness of God

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Pastor's Blog | 0 comments

Your Temptation and the Faithfulness of God                 The story is told of the little girl whose father caught her eating a chocolate chip cookie after he had specifically instructed her not to. Her response, “I’m sorry Daddy. I didn’t mean to eat it. I was just smelling of it when my tooth got caught on it!” Every one of us deals with temptation of some sort on a daily basis and unfortunately it’s not always as innocent as chocolate chip cookies. But God has given us a powerful promise to give us a constant way...

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Mission Statement

Posted by on Sep 1, 2013 in Pastor's Blog | 1 comment

On Sunday night September the 1st we began working together to see how God was revealing His vision for His church at Redwater.  You shared your hearts and thoughts.  Please feel free to share those same convictions (or additional thoughts) with us here, as well as what you sense God is calling you to do.

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Seder Meal

Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 in Pastor's Blog | 6 comments

On Sunday night, March 31, we observed our first Seder Meal together at FBCRW.  For many of us it was the first time for us to see, smell, taste, and hear the story of the Gospel all at the same time in just this way.  I was particularly moved by the picture of our Sinless Savior in the Matzah (unleavened bread). Please take just a minute and share with us how you were affected by your first experience of the “Seder...

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