Posts by Pastor Chris Blythe

Understanding Forgiveness Better

If I were to ask you, “What does it mean to forgive,” and “How is forgiveness obtained,” what would be your answer? Forgiveness is a vital important doctrine of the Christian faith, but it seems there are many who are actually ignorant as to the instructions by Christ. Peter came to the Lord one day…

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Just An Ole Stray Dog

In Matthew 15:21-28, Jesus is approached by a Canaanite woman in regards to her possessed daughter. Upon requesting his assistance with the issue, Jesus responds in the following way. His first response is to ignore her: – v.23, “But he answered her not a word.“ When she is not responded to by the Lord, she…

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“The Standard to Follow”

You and your spouse are planning an evening out together and you have 3 children. The oldest is 17, the middle child is 12 and the youngest is 6, tell me, who do you leave in charge? I think we can agree on the 17 year old. Do you leave with this oldest child some…

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“Murderers, Thieves & Busybodies”

Before I begin, I would like to pose a question to the reader, would you associate with a murderer? how about a thief? Many times I have heard people say they can tolerate many things, but a thief they cannot stand. Then there’s the murderer. I mean who is gonna keep company with someone who…

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“Until Death Do Us Part…”

“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today,” are the words most every married couple has heard at the beginning of their wedding ceremony. Millions of weddings have been performed and witnessed, however a beautiful ceremony may not be the beginning of a beautiful marriage. It’s been said that a wedding takes approximately 20 minutes, but…

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“No Defense Needed”

“He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.” Psalm 62:2 Have you ever had someone tell you how they have defended you? They say it in such a way as if you owe them some type of homage or something. A few years ago a…

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“Take Two and Call Me in the Morning?”

In more common use decades ago, “Take two aspirin and call me in the morning” was what many patients were told by their doctor, when complaining of a minor malady by telephone. Minor ailments disappeared by the next day. More serious ailments were tended to by the doctor the next day. In general, it’s a…

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“What is the Motive?”

The following is one of the most quoted passages in the bible: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” However, it also one of the most misquoted, mistransliterated, misused and misunderstood passages also. We do not have…

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What is Known of You?

“But if any man love God, the same is known of him.” ~ 1 Corinthians 8:3 ~ May I ask you, the reader, a very important and somewhat personal question… What is known of you? What do people, not simply think about you or have heard about you, but do they “know” of you? It’s…

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When to Quit

It has been a rough  few years at Fairview Baptist Church, I must say. As the pastor for the last 11 years, much has been accomplished in the name of Christ, both at home and abroad. Missionaries have been supported, souls have been won to Christ, the church grew, lives (by testimony) had changed and…

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