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Pastor Ron Dazell

Greet each other with a holy kiss

  2 Corinthians 13:12 – Greet one another with a holy kiss. Several friends have recently used horns to greet me.  One honked a car horn while driving past the church, and another sped past me on a motorcycle and beeped while I was staining a deck.  They did not have to do it.  They

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Pastor Ron Dazell

Truth and Love

  1 Peter 3:15 – But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect. I was taught 1 Peter 3:15 and encouraged to memorize it

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Pastor Ron Dazell

A word for the wise

  Proverbs 15:2 – The tongue of the wise makes knowledge appealing, but the mouth of a fool belches out foolishness. Proverbs 15:2 has hung around as one of my favorites for a number of years.  The tongue is one of our most powerful tools.  Our words are capable of affirming the value of our

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Pastor Ron Dazell

Faith under fire

  I have been meditating on the idea that untested faith is no faith at all.  I am not sure exactly what to do with that thought.  It is not as if a person has to fall completely apart before they are able to come to saving faith in Christ, and I would not encourage

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Pastor Ron Dazell

Fear of the Lord

  Proverbs 1:7 – The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. What does it mean to fear the Lord?  I have asked this question of many people.  I have received a variety of responses, but the most common answer is respect.  We are to respect God.  I

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Pastor Ron Dazell

A man of sorrows

  King Arthur said to Lancelot in First Knight, “A man who fears nothing is a man who loves nothing; and if you love nothing, what joy is there in your life? I may be wrong.”  I think he is right.  Love is the greatest idea, and no life is complete without it.  We yearn

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