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In Service for The Lord... PMCC Staff extend a heartfelt Thank You to both Rich Mirenda and Jerry Johnson for your untiring efforts keeping the church grounds looking clean and dressed "All season long," both with the cutting of the grounds and trimming the ornamental grass away from the Church Sign ( which was out-of-hand ) creating a issue for those exiting Lydia Place onto Main Street. Gentlemen, Your service is greatly appreciated and does not go unnoticed.
God's Abundant Blessings Always,
Pastor Don & Staff
Church Sign Repair
Our church sign was in need of some minor repair.
The inside plastic rails had warped slightly which affected proper placement of the letters ( which caused them to drop off the rails) This repair has been made and is ready for PMCC Posts, Notification's and Events.
Thank You to Bill Schacht & C.Jay McCann for taking time to make this much needed repair in service to Our Lord Jesus Christ, Church Family and Community Service.
Thank You Both,
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Many of you know that my father passed on to me a tremendous library that contained books, manuscripts, sermons, poetry he wrote and a host of miscellaneous stuff any preacher would love to have access to. It covered over 50 years of his ministry for the Lord. The unfortunate part is that it will take a lifetime to review all of it….but I am trying. (been working on it since 1994)
From time to time I find gems that just have to be shared. This one comes from “Uncle Ben’s Quotebook” published by Baker Book House Publishers (1983), and should cause every Christian to truly reflect on what Christ “gave-up” for us.
PARDOXES OF CHRIST
He was the Light, yet He hung in darkness on the Cross.
He was the Life, yet He poured out His soul unto death.
He was the Rock of Ages, yet His feet sank into the deep waters.
He was the Son of God, yet He died a felon’s death.
He was holy, undefiled, separated from sinners and knew no sin, yet He was “made sin” when He took the guilty culprit’s place and suffered in his stead.
He bade the weary to come to Him for rest, yet not on earth could He find rest until He said, “It is finished,” and gave up His life to God.
He was the Mighty God, yet He became a man and was crucified through weakness.
He was the Image of the Invisible God, yet His visage was marred more than any man.
All the fullness of the Godhead dwells bodily in Him, yet He took on Him the form of a servant and was made in the likeness of men.
He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast; yet He humbled Himself and became obedient—even unto death.
He was the Desire of All Nations, yet He was despised and rejected of man.
He is the Fountain of Life, yet upon the Cross He cried, “I thirst.” Can you understand these mysteries? These are the things that angels desire to look into. The heaven cannot contain Him, yet He died for us.
We are living in the last days….don’t believe me….read Romans chapter 1. Paul makes it very clear what will happen in the last days; and if this is not a description of what is happening in this country and the world then I am reading it wrong.
In this past year, politicians have passed laws concerning same sex marriages, drug use, and the vilest is the right to kill a new born infant just because you don’t want it. Then they pat each other on the back saying it is okay to kill our young. It seems to me that they put more emphasis on animals than they do on humans, all under the umbrella of “women’s rights.” Yes, I believe that a woman should be able to choose if she wants to become a mother, but once she is pregnant, that decision is no longer hers to make. (us old fogies used to call it birth control)
(And for the record, I am an animal lover...we have in our
household right now several rescued animals).
Politicians no longer pledge "so help me God," in their oath of office, nor do people during a court case. I guess if they leave God out, then they are free to do whatever they want or say whatever they want.
They quote the Constitution and follow it only when it suits their needs... otherwise they ignore it.
Critics today say that the Bible is outdated…not in tune with today’s society. In my mind, today’s politicians and society in general are not in tune with God's Word. Nowhere do I find in the Bible the teaching that we can pick and choose those commands that we do not agree with. I do not like it when people take a verse from the Scriptures to suit their own needs and then ignore the rest of the Bible. God saw fit to give us His Word and it is like a building... you start with a foundation and build on it... and like a building, you cannot put a roof on the building without having the walls below it. And when you read and study Scripture, one verse is depended on another.
God gave us His Word... and while we may still have some questions, it appears to me that God told us just what we needed to know... no more, no less. It is just like a soldier...he goes into battle with only the information he needs to know, no more…no less. Paul wrote "Now we see through a glass darkly," but when we see Him, all these questions will be answered for us.
Billy Graham's daughter said it best when she stated that we have taken God out of our lives, Bibles out of our schools, prayer out of our schools and then we wonder why people are killing each other and asking the question "Where is God?" Where is God? As a society we have kicked God out and then expect Him to intervene when it suits us.
The fact remains that in the Bible, there are many "doctrines" taught and many groups that hold fast to their particular translation of these doctrines, but there is only one doctrine that matters in the end. It is not eternal security, it is not baptism, it is not any other doctrine in the Bible, it is solely the shed blood of Jesus Christ...believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved! There is no other way...we can’t buy it, we can't earn it and most certainly we don't deserve it. But the Bible clearly says "it is the gift of God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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