Little Things (and Little People) Can Make a Difference

Posted on January 16, 2018 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

     Sometimes it's the little things that make the difference.

     I hear stories like this all the time.

     This past Sunday a new family visited our church.  Going to church is something they’ve only done sporadically over the past few years.  But a co-worker invited the dad to come visit us and [...]

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New Year New Me

Posted on January 9, 2018 by Jeremy Napier in Article from The Messenger

What will you do with another year?  That was the question proposed to the Garage students last night. All of us have been blessed to see 2018 but none of us were guaranteed to see another year.

Unforeseen tragedies can often arise that can keep us from making it to the next year. 

I [...]

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Five Keys For a Successful 2018

Posted on January 2, 2018 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

Do you want 2018 to be a successful year for you and your family? I don’t usually give a sermon recap for a Messenger article, but several people asked me for an outline with the specific verses I referred to in my sermon….so here it goes.For the follower of Christ, at the heart of every [...]

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History of Hanukkah

Posted on December 19, 2017 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

For followers of Christ, this week is holy due to its commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ.  For the Jewish people, this week is special for another reason.


After Alexander the Great's death in 323 B.C., his kingdom was divided into four kingdoms under the leadership of his four main [...]

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More Than Your Past

Posted on December 12, 2017 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

Have you ever felt like a failure? Like God could never use a sinner like you?

In the genealogy of Jesus, Matthew highlights just four women spanning the 1800 years of the ancestral line of Abraham to Mary and Joseph.  Think of all the godly women that could have been included in this list [...]

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The Miraculous Conception

Posted on December 5, 2017 by Adam Smith in Article from The Messenger

We often speak of the great miracle by which Jesus came into the world as the virgin birth, though we should perhaps speak instead of the virgin conception. Jesus’ birth into this world was actually quite natural and normal. However, Jesus’ conception in the womb of the Virgin Mary was supernatural—the work of the [...]

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God Keeps His Word

Posted on November 28, 2017 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

Have you ever had a relationship with someone who was 100% reliable?  Someone who has never let you down?  How about someone who has always been completely truthful with you? Or never wrong? 

The fact is that no one is perfect in keeping their promises but the Bible goes out of [...]

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Comfort in Tragic Times

Posted on November 7, 2017 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

It’s almost unimaginable.  In fact, you don’t even want to entertain the thought of it.

This past Sunday a mentally deranged and perhaps demonically possessed man walked into his in-laws church and killed 26 people.  One of the 26 was the pastor’s daughter.  That hit particularly close to home. 

Belle Pomeroy, the 14-year-old [...]

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What Are the Five Solas?

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

     This week marks the 500th anniversary of The Protestant Reformation. Roused to action by the corruption and abuses they saw in the Roman Catholic church of the time, visionary pastors and leaders like Martin Luther and John Calvin spearheaded a movement that transformed Christianity and eventually led to the emergence of the Protestant [...]

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People That Are FFG

Posted on October 24, 2017 by Tony Cicenas in Article from The Messenger

     A couple of weeks ago I was at an evangelism conference in Cincinnati. I heard a lot of good stuff but what stood out more than anything was "FFG".

     This past week I began to think about the "lost" parables as found in Luke 15. In that passage, all of the attention [...]

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