From the Pastor's Heart

“Take Two and Call Me in the Morning?”

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Aug 22, 2019 | Comments Off on “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?”

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Aug 16, 2019 | Comments Off on “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?

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Jul 26, 2019 | Comments Off on 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

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Jul 23, 2019 | Comments Off on 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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Side Affects of the Storm

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Jun 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Side Affects of the Storm

The gospel of Mark records for us a storm that descends upon Christ and His disciples in chapter 4, verse 37. The following is that account: “And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.” There are a few brief points we have…

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A Proper Ambassador

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Jun 20, 2019 | Comments Off on A Proper Ambassador

We read the following in 2 Corinthians 5:20: “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.” The word “ambassadors” here means, “act as a representative;” hence the believer is a representative of Christ. A good question to…

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Delivering Someone to Satan

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Jun 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Delivering Someone to Satan

Paul wrote of delivering different people unto Satan and I thought this evening we would address this odd act of the apostle. I mean, it does sound like a strange thing to do, right? Delivering someone to Satan almost sounds like a betrayal of sorts, however it serves a purpose. One of which, I do…

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When the Excitement Subsides

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Jun 2, 2019 | Comments Off on When the Excitement Subsides

My thoughts today are on the preacher, the man of God, which includes, but is not limited to the pastor, the evangelist, the missionary and etc. However, the subject today is not reserved only for the men who serve in that capacity, for they are examples to be followed. We believe, then that what affects…

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Precious Memories

By Pastor Chris Blythe | May 27, 2019 | Comments Off on Precious Memories

Today is Memorial Day 2019 and recently I was looking through some photos from 9 years ago. Now, I realize that Memorial Day was started specifically for the honor of those who gave their lives in fighting for the freedoms we so dearly enjoy. I want to take this opportunity to say how grateful I…

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“Invested or Indifferent?”

By Pastor Chris Blythe | May 12, 2019 | Comments Off on “Invested or Indifferent?”

Since 1997, I have been involved in the church, in various ways. These include, but are not limited to being: a youth leader, a church member (pew sitter), associate minister, pastor, Sunday School teacher, janitor and grounds keeper. Over the years, I have had my seasons of being detached or distant, due to multiple reasons.…

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