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UNIQUELY CREATED BY GOD

When King David wrote Psalm 139, he recognized that the days of his life were written in God's book before he was even born. He acknowledged that God knows everything, is everywhere and is the Creator and Author of all life. Each one of us was born uniquely equipped....

The Word

Philip Mauro (1859-1952) was a successful lawyer and had a knack for being part of the century's most epic events. He was aboard the USS Carpathia that rescued the survivors of the Titanic (Leonardo didn’t make it) He prepared the legal briefs for the “Scopes Monkey...

FLIP IT

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”  -Romans 8:28 We have this painting hanging in our church headquarters located in Manhattan that crystallizes the work of a redemptive God...
AT THE GAME BUT NOT IN IT

AT THE GAME BUT NOT IN IT

Long time NY Mets fan, Rafael Diaz had the privilege of seeing the first ever ‘no-hitter’ thrown in Mets history. It was June 1, 2012. Met’s ace Johan Santana was on the mound to face off against...

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Take Courage

Take Courage

Psalm 31:24 “Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord.”  David wrote this Psalm, and David is an example of a man whose courage came from being God-confident. What...

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The Legend of the Candy Cane

The Legend of the Candy Cane

In the 1800’s the Candy Cane was designed to be a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas. According to legend, it was created at a time when Christianity was oppressed in certain areas of Europe....

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A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story

“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God…” John 1:12 “The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.” ― C. S. Lewis,...

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Look

Look

“Look to Me, and be saved, All you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.” Isaiah 45:22 I recently heard a story from pastor, author, and speaker Megan Fate Marshman. Megan shares...

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Thankful Even Though

Thankful Even Though

Thanksgiving is so much more than turkey and football. When you praise and thank God, you invite God's glory and presence into your heart and into the room. The Bible speaks about how we can put on...

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SAVIOR

SAVIOR

“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost." Luke 19:10 If you pay attention to humanity, it would seem we are all on some type of savior search. The question is, who will you look to for...

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RIP THE ROOF OFF

RIP THE ROOF OFF

1 And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. 2 And many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was...

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Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

God's amazing grace is just enough for you and me. His grace releases us from the pressures of a perfect performance. When we admit we are not perfect and never can be, we all the more acknowledge...

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Miracles in Manhattan

Miracles in Manhattan

The 1987 NHL entry draft held in my hometown of Detroit, was a moment I won't forget. Selected by the Hartford Whalers in the 2nd round began a new calling in life as a professional hockey player....

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Open Doors

Open Doors

What did Jesus mean when he told us to ask, seek, and knock? Mathew 7:7- “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” When Jesus says ask and...

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Remembering 9/11 and the Cross

Remembering 9/11 and the Cross

It was sometime in September of 2001, Pastor Ron Lewis received a word from the Lord as he flew out over Manhattan with the smoldering ashes of what once were the twin towers still in view, “Out of...

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THANK YOU

THANK YOU

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” Romans 12:1 As I ponder...

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Let Your Light Shine

Let Your Light Shine

Jesus came to reveal the true nature of His Father in heaven. We must always fix our eyes upon Jesus that we can continue to be the light in the darkness that he left us here to be  Jesus’ word to...

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The Name Game

The Name Game

OK Bible nerds, let's play a quick round of Bible trivia. 4 questions, speed round: What’s the shortest verse in the Bible? Which one of the 12 disciples was not from Galilee? Which 2 men recorded...

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Let Go and Let God

Let Go and Let God

I want to start at the beginning when we were born. Although we don’t remember that moment we can all relate to how traumatic that must have been. So here we are in our mother’s womb: it was warm...

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LIGHT OF THE WORLD

LIGHT OF THE WORLD

14 "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the...

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Coronavirus Close to Home

Coronavirus Close to Home

The impact of the coronavirus struck home for me at the end of February when my sister-in-law Charlene found out she had contracted COVID-19. She is a New Zealander in her 50s, temporarily teaching...

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GET UP

GET UP

“For the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.” Proverbs 24:16 Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness,...

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Draft Day

Draft Day

“For many are called, but few are chosen."  Matthew 22:14 The NFL just completed the 2021 entry draft, the 85th of its kind. 259 young men were selected from around the country. Each player heard...

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