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Focused Forward

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Philippians 3:13-14 Dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is […]

Compassion

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February 17th to the 24th is designated as the Week of Compassion. The Week of Compassion is the relief, refugee, and development mission fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). This week seeks to equip and empower disciples to alleviate the suffering of others through disaster response, humanitarian aid, sustainable development, and the promotion […]

I Will Sing a New Song

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We have just completed our celebration of Advent, culminating in the arrival of our savior Jesus, who is the Messiah, the Lord. The waiting during the Advent season reminds me of the first three versus of Psalm 40, “1I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. 2He drew me [...]

All It Takes

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ALL IT TAKES What does it take to become a disciple, that is, become a member of a church in the Disciples of Christ denomination (like Park View)? As I began to write this article, I found myself thinking about membership in general and I realized I have been a member of quite a few […]

Who We Are

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To say that Park View Christian Church is going through a time of transition would be an understatement. The loss of a beloved Minister is never easy, and the loss of Pastor Tim and his family is no exception. It becomes easy to focus on the loss. Yes, we should acknowledge that it happened and […]

Farewell from the Pastor

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Farewell from the Pastor Acts 21:12-14: When we heard this, we and the local believers urged Paul not to go up to Jerusalem. Paul replied, “Why are you doing this? Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I’m ready not only to be arrested but even to die in Jerusalem for the sake of […]

The Lawn Guy

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     OK, here is a confession from the Pastor. I am a lawn guy; yes that guy who doesn’t want kids to cut through my lawn. I am the guy that looks for weeds on a regular basis so that they don’t take over the lawn. I keep a regular fertilizing schedule so that the […]

Put Your Hope in God

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Here are some of the truest, most beautiful words ever written: “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God” (Psalm 42:5). Hope is a small word, but it is one of the most powerful. Why? Because [...]

Your Work Matters To God

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  “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ” (Colossians 3:23-24, NLT). Sometimes you feel as if your efforts are going unnoticed.  Maybe you are […]

Why Leadership

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The word, Leadership, is thrown around a lot today in the church world. Gone are the days of  if you wanted to read something about leadership, you went to your local Bible Book Store to find the latest John Maxwell book, as he was largely the only recognizable “spiritual” voice on the subject.  Now there […]