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By Rev. Dr. Brian Gigee “ENDURANCE: Going the Distance” “We’ve been surrounded and battered by troubles, but we’re not demoralized; we’re not sure what to do, but we know that God knows what to do; we’ve been spiritually terrorized, but God hasn’t left our side; we’ve been thrown down, but we …

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FAITH MATTERS— on matters of faith as everyone believes in something!

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By Rev. Dr. Brian Gigee “IDENTITY CRISIS: Work, Worship & Play!” “ For we are all God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to engage in good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”   -Ephesians 2:9-10 While we are all asked to be home, to work from home or just stay home, our …

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By Rev. Dr. Brian Gigee  “ON LIFE and DEATH!”    “I call Heaven and Earth to witness against you today: I place before you Life and Death, Blessing and Curse. Choose life so that you and your children will live.” -Deuteronomy 30:19-20 Some have wondered already… ‘will it get worse before it …

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By Rev. Dr. Brian Gigee  “ON DOING YOUR BEST!”  “Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”                                                                                                          – Galatians 6:9 Some days I’m better at being me than other days.  Don’t get me wrong; I’m pretty good …

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By Rev. Dr. Brian Gigee  “Anxiety’s Garden!”  “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10 The grocery stores and pharmacies have been out of face …

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By Rev. Dr. Brian Gigee “Whoever governs fairly and well, who rules with a fear-of-God, is like the first light at daybreak, without a cloud in the sky, like green grass carpeting earth, glistening under fresh rain.” 2 Samuel 23:3-4 “Vote.  Elect.  Act.” How many votes does God get?  Does God have a favorite candidate?  …

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“Love. Love. Love.”

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By Rev. Dr. Brian Gigee “Let all that you do, be done in love.” –St. Paul                               Gather with a bunch of friends and watch what happens when one of those friends starts singing the old Beatles tune, “All You Need Is Love.” In just a few blinks of the eye …

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“An Ancient-Future God”

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By Rev. Dr. Brian Gigee I know this guy… his name is Len Sweet.  He calls himself a “ancient-futurist.”  That may sound strange to some, but it simply means that he is all about the future because he takes the needed time to review the past.  Some might call that …

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By Rev. Dr. Brian Gigee “On Devotion” “Give thanks to the Lord, for God is good.  God’s love endures forever.  Give thanks to the God of gods.  God’s love endures forever.”               –  Psalm 136:1-3 Back in the 20th century there was a very famous movie titled, “Grease.” It was a spoof on life in the …

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By Rev. Dr. Brian Gigee “On (Dis) Organized Religion” “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to the prayers.”                          –Acts of the Apostles 2:42 Someone told me recently… “I don’t believe in organized religion.” Ok, let’s go with that. Have you heard that?  …