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Submarine Saints

Submarines form an integral part of the United States defense force in our Naval fleet. They thrive on the ability to avoid detection by remaining submerged, sometimes for two or three months. Radar penetrates ocean depths imperfectly. Even during World War II, German U-boats sneaked around our coastline and even up Chesapeake Bay. I cannot […]

Naples Christmas Spectacular

Our church has historically desired to be like a sailboat that tacks with the wind of God’s Spirit, no matter which direction He blows and works. Our church sought to be like “the men of Issachar, who understood the times and knew what to do” (1 Chronicles 12:32). Our Pastor of Worship and Music, Dr. […]

Communication or Complication

Our lives have certainly gotten more complicated in the last two decades. At almost any time of the day, you will hear the annoying commercial of the lawyer who talks about the old days when high-tech included just cell phones and garage door openers. The Internet probably owes its source to the Arpanet in the […]

Let’s Get Talking

On Day 2 of our study you were asked: What are some specific ways believers can be “salt” in the world? We would love to hear from you! To comment, check out the Women’s Ministry Blog to discuss and share your answers.  Ladies, please take a few minutes to read the excellent article written by […]

Countering The Counterfeit Religion

As we approach Patriot Day and remember 9/11, we reaffirm our commitment to truth, light, and freedom, as well as to remind ourselves of terrible threats. God promised to bless Abraham with a child who would produce the line of the Messiah (Genesis 12:3); He also predicted that the substitute son, Ishmael, would multiply greatly […]

Up and At

Since preachers tend to be known for their talking, it should come as no surprise to anyone that at least at one time in my life I used to talk in my sleep. I would usually mumble something, occasionally preach part of a sermon or yell at an imaginary intruder. In my early years, I […]

Man Up!

While pastoring in the early 1980’s in Oklahoma, I became acquainted with a touring, full-contact fighter skilled in the martial art of taekwondo. His nickname was “Redwood.” He came to our town on the run and seeking to hide out from his sensei, his “master” from Kansas who demanded that Redwood become his slave. When […]