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Bitter Complaints

Ten years after Mother Teresa passed away, the world was shocked to discover that for the last 50 years of her life, Mother Teresa had struggled with doubts, and feeling as though God were distant from her.

Through It All

In the 1972 classic children’s book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Alexander knew from the moment he woke up that it was going to be a bad day…

The Power of Prayer

September 26, 2021 homily on James 5:13-20 by Pastor Galen More than a Pat Answer Christians are often known, for…

Taming the Tongue

9.12.21 homily on James 3:1-12 by Pastor Galen When I was learning how to drive a car, I remember thinking…

A Good Name

Pastor Galen talks about the significant of names, how donuts helped salvage his reputation, and how Jesus can give all of us a new reputation/identity.

Every Good Gift

August 29th 2021 homily on James 1:17-27 by Pastor Galen Zook Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming…

Armored

August 22nd 2021 homily on Ephesians 6:10-20 by Pastor Galen Zook This past week I was up in the Pocono…

Getting in Sync

August 1st 2021 homily on Ephesians 4:1-16 by Pastor Galen Synchronized Diving Like many of you, our family has been…

Abundant Love

For the Christians living in Ephesus who had been deprived of the knowledge of God’s love for so long, Paul’s greatest desire was that they would be filled to overflowing with the knowledge of God’s abundant love.

He Is Our Peace

Through Christ, God has come near to us. Christ broke through the wall that separated us from God, and in doing so, he broke down the walls that separate us from one another as well. That doesn’t mean that our physical differences disappear, but it does mean that our differences do not exclude us from God’s love, and should not divide us from one another.

Setting Our Hope

One of my favorite things in school was to be chosen by the teacher to run a special errand or to be given a special responsibility, like taking a note to the principal’s office, or showing a new student around the school…

We Are Family

The nation of Israel was in disarray after the death of King Saul, with half of the nation being ruled by King David, and the other half ruled by Saul’s son. For years they fought against each another….

Giving What You Have

Every year, for at least the first few weeks of the school year, the school secretary of the local elementary school would routinely collect the lunch money from the new kindergartens at the start of each school day, just to make sure the money didn’t get lost during the course of their busy morning activities….

Asleep in the Boat

In Mark 4:35-41 The disciples found Jesus asleep in the back of the boat in the midst of a storm at sea, causing them to ask, Jesus, don’t you care what we’re going through?

A New Creation

For the past few weeks we’ve had sort of a vivid illustration all around us of new creation – of the old passing away, and everything becoming new –  as the 17-year cicadas have been emerging from the ground, and leaving behind their shells, emerging as these sort of new creatures. 

Renewed by the Spirit

Mark Twain once said, “Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.”

Born of the Spirit

The 2006 film Amazing Grace tells the story of the 18th century British politician William Wilberforce…

Center Stage

One of my favorite actors is Hugh Grant, the British movie actor who has appeared in such films as Four Weddings and a Funeral…

On Mission

Recently space travel has been making headlines — specifically space travel to Mars…

Abide in Me

May 02, 2021 homily on Psalm 22:25-31 John 15:1-8 by Pastor Galen Zook

Unless I See

April 11th 2021 homily on John 20:19-31 by pastor Galen A Raging Pandemic The year was 165 A.D., and a devastating…

Holy Thursday

April 1st 2021 Homily on John 13:1-17, 31b-35 and 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 by Pastor Galen

Palm Sunday

March 28th, 2021 homily on Mark 11:1-11 and Phil. 2:5-11 by Pastor Galen Zook

All These Words

March 7th, 2021 homily on Exodus 20:1-17 and John 2:13-22 by Pastor Galen

A New Identity

Feb. 28th 2021 Homily on Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 and Mark 8:31-38 by Pastor Galen

Plenty of Room

February 21st 2021 homily on Genesis 9:8-17 and Mark 1:9-15 by Pastor Galen

Unfiltered

February 14th 2020 Homily on Mark 9:2-9 by Pastor Galen Zook

Temperature Check

February 7th, 2021 Homily on Isaiah 40:21-31 and Mark 1:29-39 by Pastor Galen Zook

Follow Me

January 24th, 2021 homily on Jonah 3:1-5 and 10, and Mark 1:14-20 by Pastor Galen Zook Wrong Turn How many…

Come and See

January 17th, 2021 homily on 1 Samuel 3:1-10 and John 1:43-51 by Pastor Galen

A New Name

Jan. 3rd 2021 homily on Ephesians 1:3-14 by Pastor Galen. “It’s the start of a new year, and I have never seen…

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