a word from the pastor

The Cure for Fear and Anxiety

When the Cold War ended in the late 1980s, and with the threat of nuclear war in the rear-view mirror, American optimism about the future began to rise. The 20th century seemed poised to end on a high note. That is, until the Y2K scare led to “Doomsday Preppers”, militia groups, and religious fan...
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Handling Covid-19

Last Sunday one of our elders at Faith Family Church exhorted us to unite amid a crisis that is causing strife and division among the Lord’s people. He mentioned how the devil wants us to focus on our differences and allow those differences to define us and shape how we see others. Such divisiven...
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The Most Misunderstood Emotion

One of life’s most painful and misunderstood emotions is guilt. In my forty plus years of ministry I’ve witnessed the devastating impact it can inflict on one’s life, emotionally and spiritually. Guilt, however, is not necessarily a bad thing. If you’re struggling with guilt, here’s how to unders...
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What We Deserve

“The grace of God is His active favor which bestows the greatest benefit upon those who deserve the greatest punishment.” -J.I. Packer I shall never forget a conversation I had a few years back with a dear friend as we were catching some rays beside the pool on a beautiful day. In a feeble att...
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Ending Your Guilt Trip

“Nothing could be more dangerous than to permit our emotions to rule our destinies. To do so is to be cast adrift in the path of life’s storms.” Dr. James Dobson My ministerial experience has taught me that the emotion of guilt is very destructive. It’s destructive to your spiritual life, your...
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The Three Tests of Unrighteous Anger

We live in an age of rage, and nowhere is this more evident than on our nation’s highways. According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of traffic fatalities from “road rage” is more than twice that of drunk driving. In 2014, over 21,000 people d...
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You Wouldn’t Like Me When I’m Angry

For you Marvel comic fans, this warning is instantly recognizable as the catchphrase of Bruce Banner before he transforms into the Incredible Hulk. Unfortunately, when you and I get angry, we can’t blame over-exposure to gamma radiation for the outburst that follows. The root of the outburst is a...
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Trust Your Feelings?

“Summer Community” at Faith Family Church is on Wednesday nights from July through August. We meet for a meal together at 5:30 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m., kids and youth go to their respective programs while the adults meet for Bible study. (Consider this your invitation to join us!) For the Bible stu...
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