From the Pastor's Heart

“Church Member vs Christian”

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Jan 29, 2017 | Comments Off on “Church Member vs Christian”

Often times the term Christian is connected to anyone who has “professed” to be a Christian, which is NOT always the case. If we are going to be completely honest, it is probably seldom the case. Many times, if not most of the time the term Christian is linked to being a church member, but…

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“Where Did That Broom Go?”

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Jan 4, 2017 | Comments Off on “Where Did That Broom Go?”

Good evening. Today at work it was kind of a slow day, so I decided to do some sweeping in the warehouse where I work. The problem was that I couldn’t find the broom! I looked where I placed it before, but it wasn’t there. I looked in the office, in the garage, in the…

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“Looks & Sounds Good, but…”

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Dec 20, 2016 | Comments Off on “Looks & Sounds Good, but…”

It’s been a pondering of mine for some time now regarding what people really believe. Having been in the ministry now for over 18 years, with almost 9 of those years as a pastor, I have been challenged to ask myself a very important question. The question: Do I really believe what I have professed…

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“Many are Shipwrecked & Don’t Know It”

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Dec 2, 2016 | Comments Off on “Many are Shipwrecked & Don’t Know It”

The Apostle Paul writes to Timothy in his first letter, chapter 1 & verse 19 that some “concerning faith have made shipwreck.” The word shipwreck here means to be stranded. The Apostle mentions two people by name as to their becoming shipwrecked concerning the faith. Paul informs Timothy that he has delivered them over to…

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“Reflections”

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Sep 22, 2016 | Comments Off on “Reflections”

Tell me if you’ve heard the following: “I can’t believe this is happening to me!” “Why is this happening to me?” “What have I done to deserve this?””Does God even care about me?” “What is the reason for all this?” Philippians 1:12-14 states, “But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened…

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“Tempted, Tried & Proven!”

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Sep 9, 2016 | Comments Off on “Tempted, Tried & Proven!”

The gospels of Matthew and Luke both record what is known as the “Temptations of Christ.” These accounts are brief in nature and many sermons have been preached and lessons taught on the subject. The temptations are three in number and are commonly believed to encompass every temptation known to man, hence why Jesus is…

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“I Would Die for You?

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Sep 7, 2016 | Comments Off on “I Would Die for You?

“I would die for you” has been a very popular phrase spoken amongst lovers throughout history. Poems have these words as titles, as well as multiple singers have entitled songs with this phrase. It is a phrase that seemingly expresses an extreme love for another person or people. Many men have made this statement to…

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“Already Prepared!”

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Aug 14, 2016 | Comments Off on “Already Prepared!”

Mark 14:30, “And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.” The Lord’s words here come after He has foretold the disciples being offended  for even knowing Him. The word offended here means to stumble. Jesus was…

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“Are We Worthy?”

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Jul 18, 2016 | Comments Off on “Are We Worthy?”

A.W. Tozer is quoted, “The notion that it’s the first business of the church to spread the gospel is false.” Vance Havner once said that Tozer had a knack for saying things that made you stop and think. In order to better represent Mr. Tozer, let us finish the statement, “The first business of the…

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“Christian Cussing”

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Jun 21, 2016 | Comments Off on “Christian Cussing”

The term, “Christian Cussing” is not a new phrase we invented just for this article. I don’t know when I first heard the phrase, but the practice is pretty old. Through the years many believe that it is ok to cuss when they’re angry. They may not normally do so under regular circumstances, but when…

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