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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE “ON DECISION: making good ones!” “But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE “ON BEING LOST (and found)” “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” -Deuteronomy 31:16 On the path of life… literally… I mean …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE “COMPASSION: a needful thing” “As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.” -James 5:11 Compassion.  Now there’s a cool …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE “The Lazarus Connection” John 11:43-44: “Then Jesus bellowed, “Lazarus, come out!” And he came out, a cadaver, wrapped from head to toe, and with a kerchief over his face. The he told them, “Unwrap him and let him loose.”                  It was four days that Lazarus was …

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By Rev. Dr. Brian Gigee  “BLESSED TO BLESS”  “Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”           – John 20:29 The ‘him’ in this Bible verse is Thomas the disciple. A disciple of Jesus.  He doesn’t show up …

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By Rev. Dr. Brian Gigee “TO THE PAIN (and Grief)”  “At least I can take comfort in this: Despite the pain, I have not denied the words of the Holy One.”          – Job 6:10 I’m not always right.  But I got it right this past Sunday when I suggested the churches in …

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 “HOLY WEEK: Holy Time!” by Rev. Dr. Brian Gigee  “But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.”          – 2 Peter 3:8 God is timeless.  The scriptures tell us so.  God was there …

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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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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 …