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Pastor Ron Dazell

Learning from Noah – part 8.

  My wife and children enjoy mystery programs on television.  Good authors build suspense as the story develops.  They provide clues and foreshadowing to get you guessing “who done it.” All of history is similar.  History is actually HIS STORY in which God is the author of life.  He started by speaking the universe into

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Pastor Ron Dazell

Learning from Noah – part 7.

  Have you heard about the man who remained in his home on the bank of a flooding river?  The waters rose near the threshold of his front door, and an emergency worker came with a large truck to bring him to safety.  “No need,” the man replied, “God will save me!”  The flood continued

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Pastor Ron Dazell

Learning from Noah – part 6.

  This entire series of articles was initiated when I visited The Ark Experience in Kentucky.  I have read and studied Noah’s story many times, and it was wonderful to step inside a full-scale ark this summer.  They have exhibits and video displays throughout several levels.  I prefer to read everything and soak it all

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Pastor Ron Dazell

Learning from Noah – part 5.

  Genesis 6:14-16 – Make yourself an ark of gopher wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and out with pitch.  This is how you are to make it: the length of the ark 300 cubits, its breadth 50 cubits, and its height 30 cubits.  Make a roof for the ark, and

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Pastor Ron Dazell

Learning from Noah – part 3

  Genesis 6:8 – But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD. A recent visit to the Ark Experience in Kentucky inspired me to reconsider the Biblical account of Noah and write this current series of articles.  Parts one and two were about the horror of our sin and the fairness of God’s

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Pastor Ron Dazell

Learning from Noah – part 2

  This is part two of a series of lessons from the life of Noah.  We learned last week that the global flood was not man’s greatest emergency.  The greatest crisis of man was sin, and sin continues to threaten us today.  Sin literally means to miss the mark, and every one of us is

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Pastor Ron Dazell

Learning from Noah

  I had the privilege of visiting Noah’s Ark with my family.  Not the original ark.  I am not THAT old!  We toured the full-scale replica of Noah’s Ark that was built in Kentucky.  It was truly a sight to behold.  Three stories of exhibits explained how Noah would have been able to house and

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Pastor Ron Dazell

The sanctuary of the great outdoors

  There is something uniquely special about the great outdoors where God’s creative handiwork is on display for all to see.  Rich Mullins captured it well in his song, The Color Green, in which he sings of creation crying out to the glory of God.  God’s eternal power and divine nature are clearly perceived in

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Pastor Ron Dazell

Oh deer! – part 2

  I love watching deer in the wild.  They are beautiful animals with sensitive natural defenses.  God placed big eyes on the sides of their heads to spot even the slightest movement from miles away.  Deer also have large ears to hear predators approaching and a sense of smell that can tell what you had

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Oh deer! – part 1

  Hunting deer is one of my great joys of North Dakota living.  I enjoy every moment in the field.  I have sat in camouflage and had wild animals walk nearly into my lap.  I have seen bucks battle for mating rights.  Driving to work recently provided me a new sight to behold.  I watched

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Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize

  I have fancied myself as a bit of an athlete, but the truth is I am actually quite average except for track.  When it comes to running, I am well below average.  Track was an opportunity to punish myself and practice personal humility.  After discovering my ridiculously slow pace in sprints, my track coach

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What Do We Do With Pain and Suffering?

  Someone approached me in church recently with a concern.  It appeared to this person that I was carrying some kind of burden.  I was told, “You seem happy and pleasant when you are at the pulpit in front of us, but I have noticed you seem to be carrying a burden when you are

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Celebrating True Freedom

  Can you believe July 4th is already upon us?  Let the celebrations begin!  An entire week of events is planned which include concerts, rodeos, reunions, fireworks, and a parade.  Dickinson knows how to celebrate Independence Day.  We call it Independence Day in celebration of our national sovereignty.  The United States is independent.  We won

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Hanging Out Near the Cross

  I love my job.  I get to talk about Jesus and teach the Bible.  I am called upon to sing with elderly saints and welcome newborn babies into the world through child dedications.  It is my honor to share some of life’s most precious moments with some of God’s precious people.  I am also

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Make the Most of Your Summer

  Why does summer have to be so short in North Dakota?  I have a long list of activities and projects that I want to accomplish this summer, and I am not sure there will be enough time.  I decided to write them on a calendar.  Otherwise, I am certain I will fail to complete

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