From the Pastor's Heart

“Conspiracy Theorists in the Church”

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Mar 1, 2019 | Comments Off on “Conspiracy Theorists in the Church”

In a recent article, I wrote regarding emotional issues in the church, such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). This evening, I would like to address another dangerous personality, the Conspiracy Theorist. You may be wondering, what??? I know, it seems like a strange thing to write about, but it is very much true. A Conspiracy…

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“The Power of Water”

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Feb 24, 2019 | Comments Off on “The Power of Water”

The bible records for us in John 4 the subject of living water and Jesus uses it to describe the power of salvation within the soul of the believer. I guess we could call this type of water an, “active water source.” Jesus says it flows like a river. One thing it is not is…

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“Church Member vs Christian…is There a Difference?”

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Feb 23, 2019 | Comments Off on “Church Member vs Christian…is There a Difference?”

I was born again when I was 15 years old. I believe it was September 19, 1988. My life would never be the same after that Sunday evening service, that said, I haven’t always lived in a manner that was pleasing to my Savior. I was out of church for about 9 years due to…

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“A Desire to Help”

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Feb 17, 2019 | Comments Off on “A Desire to Help”

Recently, I completed my training for EMT. During the class students are required to do “ride-alongs,” where we would ride for 40 hours on an ambulance, observing other EMT’s and Paramedics. During my time on the ambulance, I was able to witness a lot, from run of the mill calls, to some very disturbing responses.…

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“Obsess Much???”

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Feb 16, 2019 | Comments Off on “Obsess Much???”

Being a Christian has its difficulties, that’s plain to say. Doing your best to live a decent moral life, while putting forth every effort to accomplish the will of God for your life can present many opportunities for the enemy to attack. It’s one thing to be attacked “BY” the enemy, it is certainly another…

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“In the Moment”

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Feb 8, 2019 | Comments Off on “In the Moment”

Each day is filled with moments…some small, some big, all life changing, even in the smallest of ways. Some moments are better than most, however some we would desperately like to have back. Some make us proud and excited, while others leave us with feelings of shame. Sometimes we do things, “in the heat of…

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“Hind Sight…Blurred Vision”

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Feb 1, 2019 | Comments Off on “Hind Sight…Blurred Vision”

There is an old saying, “Hindsight 20/20.” Hindsight is defined as, “understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened or developed.” At 45 years old, it is safe to say I have certainly have many occurrences of hindsight. Should’ve…could’ve…would’ve as they say. However, even though we have hindsight, what good does it…

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“Make Sure of Your Footing”

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Feb 1, 2019 | Comments Off on “Make Sure of Your Footing”

The recent weather has stirred a thought within me this evening, regarding our footing. Paul, the apostle writes, “Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure…” Imagine, if you will, of the horror stories you have heard of where someone walks out on a pond, creek or lake when the temperatures dips below freezing. They test…

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“The Next Step”

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Jan 30, 2019 | Comments Off on “The Next Step”

Have you ever really considered your, “walk with God?” We talk about it, using the phrase to describe our relationship with Him, yet have you ever really considered it? What the most crucial thing is about it, excluding it must be of faith, of course. We read where Enoch, “walked with God,” and how the…

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“How Do You Wake Up?”

By Pastor Chris Blythe | Feb 11, 2018 | Comments Off on “How Do You Wake Up?”

Working at a fire dept for the past 12 years has proven to be very insightful regarding the differences in human behavior. Over the past 12 years, I have had the distinct pleasure to work with over 30 different people, whom I have spent 24 hours with every third day. Spending that much time with…

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