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Pastor Stan’s Blog 2017-05-03T11:39:03+00:00

Your Place of Business is Your Ministry Too!

Too often pastors like myself have unwittingly caused believers to feel that ministry takes place primarily at church services or events. We certainly need people serving and loving others when they come to our church services, but the gospel of Jesus Christ is to be lived out every day, wherever we go. Obviously, one of the key places where we [...]

By | March 1st, 2016|

Eight Steps to Discovering God’s Will for Important Decisions

1.     Pray and ask God for His wisdom. “Okay,” you say, “I thought your counsel would be more profound.” What follower of Christ would not pray? You would be surprised how many people do not submit big life decisions to God in prayer. We tend to look at all the circumstances and go with what feels best to us. We [...]

By | February 24th, 2016|

The Most Important Thing to Remember When You Vote

Wow, what a barn-burner last night in the Iowa presidential primary. Trump loses, and Hillary needs coin flips to win. This is an important time in our nation’s history. I want to remind everyone of one scripture in the holy Bible that ensures success for a nation. I hope you can see the importance of its truth: Proverbs 14:34 Godliness makes [...]

By | February 2nd, 2016|

Helping Those Who Are Unable to Help Themselves

In December, my wife, Karen, daughter, Candice, and I traveled to India to check out a ministry called You Can Free Us. It is an outreach built to rescue women from sex-trafficking. We actually went up into the brothels and gave Christmas gifts to those young women who are enslaved. The pain we felt in those moments makes me think [...]

By | January 28th, 2016|

Seven Reasons You Should Go To Church

1. The bible says you should.  Hebrews 10:25a says, “Let us not neglect our church meetings, as some people do…drawing near.” (TLB) In this passage God calls us out. “Come on now,” He says, “you are not doing right to neglect church.” Come back and He will bless you for it. 2. Jesus went regularly as an example for us.  Luke [...]

By | January 20th, 2016|

Back to Back

A person is lucky in life to have a few really good friends. The kind who will stand beside you in good times and bad. Who never waiver in their loyalty. Who know your strengths and your weaknesses and love you and believe in you anyway. Okay, I usually don’t do what I am about to do, because I don’t [...]

By | December 1st, 2015|

If We’re Careful With Our Words, Life Goes Better

God cares about us. He cares about how well our relationships go with others, especially our family members. So He gives us guidance and direction to help us. The bible shows us that one of the biggest keys to healthy relationships is the words we choose to speak. Proverbs 13:3 tells us, “He who guards his lips guards his life, [...]

By | November 18th, 2015|

The Best Leaders

1.    The best leaders love God with all of their hearts and put Him first. It all starts here. If Jesus isn’t first, then everything else on the list below is skewed. The best leader is in God’s Word daily and has a prayer life to stay connected with the One who will lead him/her to become a blessing to [...]

By | November 6th, 2015|