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“I Feel, I Think, I Believe” by Tim Challies

Published February 24, 2016

(ARTICLE SOURCE: http://www.challies.com/articles/i-feel-i-think-i-believe) Have you noticed how everyone today seems to tell us what and how they feel? “I feel like we should pray about that before we do it.” “I feel like Hillary Clinton would make a terrible (or wonderful) president.” “I feel like that’s an unfair statement.” I could be wrong here, but aren’t these “I feel” statements more common than they used to be? It may be a matter of mere semantics or a matter of the evolution of the English language. But it may just be more than that. It may just point us to something we ought to consider. There is a hierarchy […]

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“Giving Up Lent” by Tedd Mathis

Published February 12, 2016

Click the link below for a few thoughts from Pastor Tedd on the subject of Lent… http://teddmathis.com/2016/02/12/giving-up-lent/?iframe=true

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“The Normal Battle With Bitterness” by Eric Davis

Published February 10, 2016

(ARTICLE SOURCE: http://thecripplegate.com/the-normal-battle-with-bitterness/#more-38687) It’s inevitable. People are going to hurt us. Even those close to you. In fact, perhaps especially those close to you. With every hurt, there is the potential to wake the bitterness monster. He’s a light sleeper. And he’s more clever than we think. Even a small relationship scuffle is enough to arouse him into action. We mustn’t underestimate him. Bitterness: hurt incurred from either real or perceived offense, gone unchecked, and allowed to continue by failure to apply biblical principles and thinking to the hurt, resulting in hatred and resentment. Bitterness is the quick fix for the flesh. […]

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“How to Be Spiritually Miserable” by Eric Davis

Published January 25, 2016

(ARTICLE SOURCE: http://thecripplegate.com/how-to-be-spiritually-miserable/) You have to do one thing to ensure a run-in with misery: exist. In a fallen world, it’s inevitable. And, for many, it’s unbearable. Misery: a state of dissatisfaction, unfulfillment, and emptiness. It is the consequence of pursuing something other than the biblical Christ for salvation, satisfaction, and/or stability. Though it may deceitfully appear as happiness in the short-term, it eventually returns with a vengeance, and, in some cases, eternally. Often, the longer it delays its experiential effects, the worse it will be when its numbing smoke and mirrors are removed. But much of misery begins and is compounded in the heart. […]

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“22 Ideas to Help Your Children Study And Love the Bible” by Michelle Brock

Published January 15, 2016

Blog Article Written by Michelle Brock ARTICLE SOURCE: http://www.as4me.net/22-ideas-to-help-your-children-study-and-love-the-bible/ The first time I became aware of my mom’s love for God’s Word, my brother and I were racing around the living room playing hockey. At some point I noticed my mom calmly reading her Bible on our bright orange couch, and I ran to get my little Gideon New Testament to “read” next to her. I probably sat 20 seconds before getting up and running somewhere else. Today I laugh with understanding, thinking of my mama reading the Bible with noisy children running around, and I have a strong desire to […]

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2016 Memory Verses

Published January 1, 2016

CHALLENGE FOR 2016…. We, at PWBC, are taking a new approach to memorizing Scripture in 2016!! This year, we are encouraging our church congregation to memorize a section of scripture together and we hope you will join us! The Scripture we’ll be working on in 2016 is :  Colossians 3:1-13 We will work on a verse each month, 2 verses in June (a baker’s dozen!). At the end of the year you will have this entire section of the Bible memorized! Colossians 3:1-13  ~  Put On the New Self Version: New American Standard Bible JANUARY– -Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep […]

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“Songs In the Key Of Life” — Pastor Tedd

Published December 1, 2015

“Songs In the Key Of Life”  One of the great privileges I have as your pastor is to watch you sing. Please don’t take offense; I love to hear you sing, too! But when I am up front and seeing who is singing, there is an immense solemn joy I get to experience.  I get to watch people with cancer, people with broken hearts over children and grand children, people estranged from loved ones, people with more month than money – I get to not only hear you sing but watch you sing the words of timeless truths. And the […]

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Why We Cannot Call The Pope ‘our Pope’ – – Pastor Tedd Mathis

Published October 2, 2015

Why We Cannot Call The Pope ‘our Pope’ By Pastor Tedd Mathis October 2015 We live in an age that urges us to set aside doctrinal convictions for the sake of religious or social unity. Sometimes the source of that urging catches us off guard. Like when well-known Southern Baptist pastor Rick Warren enthusiastically endorses Pope Francis as “our Pope” saying he is “the perfect example of humility and is doing everything right.” Last month when Pope Francis was in the U.S., Warren made certain he was at the White House to welcome him. * But some of the doctrines […]

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Mom’s Poetry – – Pastor Tedd Mathis

Published September 2, 2015

I’ve been working on some thoughts for this column regarding truths we need to remind ourselves of in the last days. Hopefully, it will be ready for next month (if the Lord hasn’t come, we’ll still be in the last days!). Until then, be encouraged by some of my mother’s poetry. Mom wrote much over the years, self-publishing a number of compilations. Her poetry has been enjoyed by thousands of people (including Billy Graham’s wife, Ruth!). Today, her mental state does not have her capable of writing; she lives with my father in Wyoming where they, in their late 80s, still […]

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Pride Must Be Put To Death – – Pastor Tedd Mathis

Published August 2, 2015

Pride must be put to death all the way to the grave  It would be easy for me, and us as a church, to become known primarily as the pastor or church that abhors homosexuality. Or drunkeness. Or… you fill in the blank. I hope I don’t and we don’t. While we do not want to ignore moral issues of our day, Scripture warns that those who think they stand should take heed lest they fall (I Cor. 10:12). It’s easy to be loud & disgusted about certain sins and in our outrage be detracted from the foxes spoiling our […]

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