Your Answer is Coming!
by Tom Linderman on August 9th, 2022
Your Answer is Coming!Do you know that Heaven will be a place of great understanding and knowledge of things that we never learned down here?  Billy Graham wrote in one of his devotionals about heaven, he explained it  like this: Sir Isaac Newton, when an old man, said to one who praised his wisdom, “I am as a child on the seashore picking up a pebble here and a shell there, but the great ocean of...  Read More
School Kits
by Tom Linderman on August 1st, 2022
Over the years, thousands and thousands of school kits travel from First Mennonite to all around the world.  It’s truly an amazing feat!  On August 4th another 1200 bags will be packed in the church basement! According to MCC (Mennonite Central Committee), over 94,000 were shipped last year to  Jordan, Lebanon, Mozambique, South Sudan, Syria, and Ukraine.  They are treasures for families who strug...  Read More
by Tom Linderman on July 26th, 2022
PURE IMITATIONOne recent evening at VBS, the lesson encouraged kids to imitate the faith of the Centurion in Matthew 8:5-13.  Imitation is not a hard lesson, especially for kids.  They love to play “Simon Says” or to suddenly stop like a statute when the leader says “Freeze!”The Centurion displayed faith in Jesus by believing that Jesus could heal his servant simply by saying the word.   The Centu...  Read More
by Tom Linderman on July 19th, 2022
GPSActs 8:26-27  Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.”   So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian[a] eunuchI once drove to Denver and then north to Mount Rushmore.  It’s a trip made by countless people with main interstate highways to travel.   It was about 10 years ago, phones were just acquiring the GPS...  Read More
Learn Something New Every Day!
by Tom Linderman on July 12th, 2022
LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY!The Apostles preached before a crowd filled with both seekers and cynics.  The Pharisees and the Sadducees had both studied the Old Testament Scriptures, but neither group understood the big picture of salvation. The Pharisees believed that God allowed oppressive governments, like the Romans, to rule because the Jews refused to follow the Law.  They believed mankind g...  Read More
In Dependence Day
by Tom Linderman on July 5th, 2022
Our nation, on July fourth, celebrated its independence.  The founding fathers knew however that simple independence could quickly do more damage than good.   They knew man needed to be dependent on God.  It’s been quoted as a principle in our nation's founding documents: “All things were created by God, therefore upon Him all mankind are equally dependent, and to Him, they are equally responsible...  Read More