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January 5, 2024 | choice, commitment, decision, discipleship, fellowship, jesus

“18 While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 21 And


April 7, 2023 | cross, crucifixion, jesus, last words, Passion Week

“And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed his last.” – Mark 15:37 (ESV) On this Good Friday let us meditate upon the seven last words of Jesus from the cross: These seven last words are like seven diamonds on a necklace, each perfect in color, clarity and cut, but varying in caret. They hang

Ask the Pastor – 12/8/22

December 9, 2022 | ask the pastor, Belshazzar, discipleship, jesus, Messiah, Twelve Tribes

Pastor Gary Combs answers various Bible questions that have come to him via the church’s “Ask the Pastor.” This segment addresses questions like, “Will there be Levitical priests offering sacrifices again?” “Were the 12 disciples also members of the 12 tribes?” “Was Belshazzar the son of Nebuchadnezzar?”


May 7, 2022 | faith, jesus, mother's day, parenting

“I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also” (2 Timothy 1:5 NIV). The church of my youth had annual revival services. We would often have an evangelist come and share how God had miraculously saved

Ask the Pastor – 2/12/2022

February 12, 2022 | ask the pastor, bible questions, jesus, Mary magdalene, nephilim, one year bible

Pastor Gary Combs responds to questions about this week’s One Year Bible readings. The first question is from Numbers 13:33 concerning the “Nephilim.” The second question concerns how to reconcile the readings from Matthew 28 and John 20 on Mary Magdalene “clinging” to Jesus.

Ask the Pastor – 02/05/2022

February 5, 2022 | ask the pastor, Christ, jesus, one year bible, prophet, son of god

Pastor Gary Combs responds to a question about this week’s One Year Bible readings. He responds to a question about why many of the 1st Century followers of Jesus thought he was a prophet like Elijah or Jeremiah raised from the dead.


March 26, 2021 | Bible readings, jesus, Jesus christ, palm Sunday, Passion Week

“And he said to them, ‘I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer’” (Luke 22:15 ESV). This coming Sunday begins what many Christians call Holy Week or Passion Week. It is called “Passion” week because of its connection to the Greek word πάσχω (pas’-kho), which means to feel heavy emotion or passion,

Overwhelmed by Depression

April 24, 2020 | control, depression, hope, jesus, prayer

“Come quickly, Lord, and answer me, for my depression deepens. Don’t turn away from me, or I will die. Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you.” –– Psalm 143:6-8 (NLT) This coming Sunday, we are continuing our

Last Words from the Cross

April 10, 2020 | cross, crucifixion, Good Friday, Holy Week, jesus, last words, Passion Week, seven last words

“And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed his last.” – Mark 15:37 (ESV) “It was most fitting that every word of our Lord upon the cross should be gathered up and preserved. As not a bone of him shall be broken, so not a word shall be lost. The Holy Spirit took special care that

Passion Week Devotions

April 5, 2020 | easter, gospel, Holy Week, jesus, palm Sunday, Passion Week, resurrection

Palm Sunday – The Triumphal Entry Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, and John 12:12-19 Monday – Clearing the Temple Matthew 21:10-19, Mark 11:12-18, Luke 19:45-48, and John 2:13-22 Tuesday – Teaching in the Temple Matthew 21:23-24:51, Mark 11:27-13:37, and Luke 20:1-21:36 Wednesday – Anointed in Bethany Matthew 26:1-16, Mark 14:1-11, and Luke 22:1-6 Thursday