Happy New Year
by Tom Linderman on December 27th, 2022
It’s time for 2023Romans 12:2  “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”Your heavenly Father’s goal for you is to grow to be more like Christ.  Sadly, there is the temptation after you have come to know Jesus as Savior, to sto...  Read More
Gift Wrapping
by Tom Linderman on December 19th, 2022
Gift Wrapping“Every good and perfect gift is from above,coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights”James 1:17 This is the time of year when we think back to when the Three Wise Men went to see the baby Jesus, and, according to the Book of Matthew, “presented unto Him gifts; gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” These are simple words, but if we analyze them carefully, we discover an important, y...  Read More
A Gift That Fits
by Tom Linderman on December 12th, 2022
A Gift That Fits “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him!” Romans 15:13I’m reminded me of the woman who once stuck her Christmas wish list to the fridge for her husband to read.  She kept it brilliantly simple, asking only for “something that will make me look slim and beautiful.”When Christmas arrived, she looked forward to opening a package with something silky i...  Read More
You are Precious!
by Tom Linderman on December 6th, 2022
You are Precious!“See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone,  and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”   1 Peter 2:6Many have heard the joke about the Uhaul following a Hurst, but we know how we are not able to take possessions to Heaven.  It’s not hard to accumulate more than a Uhaul truck could fill and we often think about how precious our possessions are t...  Read More
The Glory of God
by Tom Linderman on November 28th, 2022
GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST!“With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith. We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.”  2 Thessalonians 1:1...  Read More
The Greatest Gift
by Tom Linderman on November 21st, 2022
The Greatest Gift of All!Matthew 25:40  “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”In eastern Ukraine, one church received over 400 refugees from towns under attack. Among them were some refugees from Afghanistan who had previously fled to Ukraine to escape the fighting in their homeland.  The local church ...  Read More