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Pastor Ron Dazell

Suffering for the sake of Christ

  Philippians 1:29-30 – For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have. The Apostle Paul told the Philippian church to

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Pastor Ron Dazell

A life worthy of the gospel

  Philippians 1:27-28 – Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, and

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Pastor Ron Dazell

Gathered around Christ

  It was Christmas Eve in 1914.  Rain filled war trenches with mud, and only 100 yards of war-scorched earth separated scores of British and German troops.  Rain finally gave way to a silent moonlit night on the battlefield.  British lieutenant Charles Brewer received a report of a glistening light from a German parapet.  Brewer

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Pastor Ron Dazell

A heart divided between here and there

  The Bible tells of three missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul.  He traveled extensively to share the gospel, the good news that Messiah had come and eternal life was available to all who believed upon Jesus Christ for salvation.  Paul worked hard and planted churches as he traveled.  He developed a heart for many

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Pastor Ron Dazell

To live is Christ and to die is gain

  One of my earliest memories from military training is the importance of a battle cry.  A battle cry is a short statement that gets straight to the point and motivates the team during times of trouble.  I still love battle cries.  One of my favorites comes from Dawson Trotman: “To know Christ and make

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Pastor Ron Dazell

Don’t sell God short

  Philippians 1:20 – as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. Paul eagerly expected and hoped to always honor Christ.  We could sure use more

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