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Pastor’s Note; Dec. 2, 2019

Last week I used these lines to reproduce a poem written by Robert MacGimsey who noted that we still don’t know who Jesus is. The prophet Isaiah reminded Israel and us more than two and one-half millennia ago that the Christ would be called: Wonderful Counselor, Migh...

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Note from Pastor Don ; November 18, 2019

As we approach Thanksgiving, I want to remind readers of two activities. For years, the fellowship of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church has gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving with a common meal. We are again planning on sharing together a traditional Thanksgiv...

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Pastor’s Note Oct. 28, 2019

The Psalmists spoke of the proper response of the people of Israel to the acts of God: “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever” (Psa. 107.1). That instruction is for us, too. The writers of the New Testament were so overwh...

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A Note from Pastor Don, Oct. 21, 2019

This Sunday I shall be ending the six month odyssey of responding to two questions Jesus posed to his disciples: “Who do men say that I am?” and “Who do you say I am?” Af-ter almost 2000 years these remain the most important questions ever asked. Fortunatel...

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A Note from Pastor Don: October 14, 2019
Giving directions is an art, as well as a science. Much of my surveying practice is spent in locating out of the way, lost, or forgotten properties. In ordering a survey the caller often has to give directions to where the property is. I often even find i...

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A Note from Pastor Don, Oct. 7, 2019

Writing to the church in Rome, the apostle Paul noted that the Gentiles should have seen God in creation. Instead, they turned aside to worship that creation. (Rom. 1.21-23). The God who delivers from bondage dealt with such perfidy with the greatest punishme...

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Note from Pastor Don
Sept. 30, 2019
Throughout the Old Testament, Israel is depicted as a luxuriant vine, planted in
Canaan. Israel who had been enslaved in Egypt was delivered and planted anew in the land promised to the Fathers. Israel was ravaged by Assyria, Judah by Babylon. The vine destro...

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A Note from Pastor Don: September 23, 2019

To Martha, Jesus identifies himself as “the resurrection and the life.” He offered the one identification that is not applied to Messiah in the Old Testament.
References and allusions to O.T. ideas are often used when he identifies himself as bread, li...

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A Note from Pastor Don, Sept. 16, 2019

My preacher father loved to tell stories. One of my favorites went like this. A church meeting was opened by a trained speaker reading Psalm 23. The speaker spoke with perfect diction, pacing, and pronunciation. Every syllable was delivered with skill and ...

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