From the Pastor's Heart

“The Standard to Follow”

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Oct 9, 2019 | Comments Off on “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”

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Oct 6, 2019 | Comments Off on “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…”

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Sep 24, 2019 | Comments Off on “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”

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Aug 28, 2019 | Comments Off on “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?”

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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