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Gabe Brennan
February 23, 2013

Do you smell?

“For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life.”  (2 Corinthians 2:15-16) Christians have always smelled a bit.   And not everyone likes it.  Here are a […]

January 28, 2013

Jesus and His Bride

This post is taken from last month’s newsletter: Jesus cares deeply about His church.  In fact, He loves His church.  He loves His church so much that He died for her.  But Jesus did not simply die for His church. He rose again to lead His church to God and to present His church as […]

January 28, 2013

Miscarriage and Me by Julie Wilding

  This post was written Julie Wilding, ministry assistant at The Village Church. Miscarriage and Me Author: Julie Wilding   Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father. There is no shadow of turning with Thee. Thou changest not, Thy compassions they fail not; as Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be. Great is Thy […]

January 17, 2013

Good news for not so good people

I have some good news for you: Jesus loves people Jesus saves people Jesus changes people Jesus leads people to God Jesus prays for people Jesus died for people Jesus rose again for people Jesus creates people Jesus restores people Jesus guides people Jesus recreates people Jesus will never leave people Jesus communicates with people […]

January 8, 2013

Did Jesus have a successful ministry?

4 men dead. 11 men scattered. Darkness. Despair. Disappointment. This is how the ministry of Jesus ended.  After 3 years of ministering to 12 men and putting up with their arrogance and enduring foolish questions and demonstrating His power to hardhearted and faithless people, Jesus was left alone to die.  His ministry seemed to be […]

December 10, 2012

Sunday afternoon quarterbacking

Pastoring a church is a remarkable thing. I really enjoy it.  Every day has a good dose of unpredictability. And I like that.  But pastoring a church has its share of challenges as well. And these challenges (for me) mainly involve preaching from the pulpit. Rarely does a Sunday go by when I don’t feel […]

November 26, 2012

5 Resolutions for 2013

The new year is coming? Do you have any plans for 2013? Here are some suggestions to get started: 1) Become a Christian. I mean it. Many people think that going to church will save them. It won’t. Jesus will. 2) Get Baptized. I mean that too. Jesus commands every believer to be baptized in […]

November 20, 2012

The Baby Who made His Mother

We are nearing the Christmas season and doubtless you will see many manger scenes and pictures of the baby Jesus.   But have you ever thought about Who the baby Jesus really is?  Colossians 1 says this about Jesus: “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all […]

November 15, 2012

East Balsam Beacon

Click here to view the November/December Newsletter. Newsletter November 2012

November 15, 2012

Christmas Musings

I remember as a little boy being very excited about Christmas.   We had a tree in the living room with presents underneath and lights strung up around the house.  I loved watching Christmas specials on television like Rudolph the Red-nose Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman and Charlie Brown Christmas. It was my favorite time of the […]

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