Posts with the category “pastor-pett”
I Gave My Life for Thee, What Hast Thou Done for Me?
September 12th, 2023
And then next week, when they have the ceremony to honor your son, and some folks sleep through it, and some folks don't even come because they go to the lake, and some folks come with a pretentious s...
Vacationing from the Word?
June 3rd, 2023
God is with you wherever you go, so please take a little time to listen to Him with you are traveling away from home. It will make your trip even more restful and refreshing....
Who Can Be Against Us?
May 1st, 2023
If He did and gave all of this to love us and to save us, why in the world would He withdraw His love from us, or abandon us when we need Him most? The answer is that He wouldn’t. ...
Christ Has Been Raised!
April 1st, 2023
Dear Friends in Christ,A few of years ago on Easter Sunday, this poem was part of the B.C. comic strip in the Sunday newspaper:What is this day all about?Hiding eggs for kids to rout?Cakes and cookies...
March 5th, 2023
God in Christ gives His people the power to endure, persevere, and resist, the power to negate the negatives....
No Greater Love
February 1st, 2023
So before we honor notable people or presidents for their contributions to our nation and our society, let us take the time to honor the One who made the most loving contribution of all....
Great is Thy Faithfulness!
January 4th, 2023
God doesn’t wait to make a promise like those just once a year. God renews them every day....
Getting Ready for CHRISTmas
December 1st, 2022
There are a lot of people who approach CHRISTmas in this way. They put up lots of pretty and bright decorations on the inside and outside of their homes, while they do nothing of any real substance to...
For What Are You Thankful?
November 1st, 2022
When we step back and look at things from this perspective, we cannot help but have a renewed attitude of thankfulness and gratitude....
Let Your Light Shine!
October 5th, 2022
Lots of people like to carve pumpkins and display them on their front porches, putting a light or a candle inside to make them glow. Now let’s compare that with what God does for us....
Invest the Time
September 1st, 2022
Just as students from preschool all the way through graduate school invest in their futures by listening in class and studying, so every Christian should invest time in a Bible study class and invest ...
Make Time for Worship
August 1st, 2022
And even more so, God gave us the gift of our salvation through Jesus Christ, His Son. Shouldn’t we take the time to worship Him for that eternal gift of hope and peace?...
A Person is a Person, No Matter How Small
July 1st, 2022
In the month of July, we think a great deal about freedom, and the cost of that freedom. Freedom is not free. It has been fought for, and it has been died for, and we all must continue to fight for fr...
Rest in Jesus
June 3rd, 2022
Is life really supposed to be this hard and this busy all the time? Is life really supposed to be so over-scheduled that we don’t even have time to sit down to a nice and relaxing meal with family and...
Here Comes the Son!
May 1st, 2022
However, we received a promise filled with hope. The promise of a Savior, who would free us from the winter of our sins....
Listen, Repent, Receive!
March 5th, 2022
Sometimes we all need to be startled and shaken out of our own self-deluding sleep of sin and awakened into true repentance. It may not be an easy or pleasant experience, but a very necessary one, if ...
The Lord Looks at the Heart
February 8th, 2022
I know our family always will be grateful to have known him; from him we learned what it was to accept the bad without complaint and the good with gratitude to God....
The Pain of Sin
January 4th, 2022
Jesus suffered all the pain that sin causes when He died on the cross for us. He wants to take all the pain of sin away. So the question is: Will we let Him?...
Prepare Him Room
December 3rd, 2021
In the first verse of Joy to the World, we sing, “Let every heart prepare Him room”. This is a phrase that deserves more than mere lip service....
Are You Ready For Him?
November 1st, 2021
Just like we want to prepare our homes and yards for the winter, so we also need to prepare our hearts, minds, and souls for Jesus’ return....
Pray for the Lord of the Harvest!
October 10th, 2021
"The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few..."...
Have You Not Known? Have You Not Heard?
August 1st, 2021
I always feel more energized when I’ve take the time for daily devotions and the time for prayer. God feeds my mind and soul, renews strength to my body....
Vacationing? Take Jesus With You!
July 8th, 2021
Jesus is the source of our truest and most complete rest....
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD
May 29th, 2021
With the Holy Spirit’s work through our witness and service, our nation and its people can be eternally free!...
You are a New Creation!
April 29th, 2021
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,Solomon writes in Song of Songs 2:11-12 (ESV) (or Song of Solomon, depending on which translation you are using), “for behold, the winter is past; the rain is over ...
April Showers Bring....
March 30th, 2021
Dear fellow redeemed Brothers and Sisters,April showers bring… I was thinking of this recently when I went to have a blood test, and the nurse who was taking my blood sample and I were making small ta...
The Lamb of God and the Lion of Judah
March 5th, 2021
Dear Friends in Christ,I always remember that when I was in grade school, my teachers would decorate their bulletin board for March by putting up pictures of a lion and a lamb. They were communicating...
Contrition and Repentance
February 1st, 2021
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,As we enter February, preparations for Lent have already begun. Planning and preparing services during this time of the year starts to refocus my attention on a differen...
Pastor's New Year Post
January 12th, 2021
"He gives us a perfectly fresh start by giving us a perfect cleansing of all our sins...."...