Pastor Ged’s Thoughts

Way Too Busy Baby!

Presents to buy.  Gifts to wrap. Cards to address. Meals to plan. Family to invite. Services to attend.
The busyness of the holiday season is in full swing. 
This is a reminder. Take a moment and stop. Breathe.
This is all about a Baby.  Not Just a Baby… THE Baby.
SO take a minute and stop and thank our Father in Heaven for His Gift.
HIS Son. 

Isaiah 9:6-7(KJV)

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

Jesus our Savior.

Philippians 2:5-8(KJV)

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Take just a moment to ponder the words of this Great Hymn by Charles Wesley:
Come, Thou long-expected Jesus,
Born to set Thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us,
Let us find our rest in Thee.
Israel’s Strength and Consolation,
Hope of all the earth Thou art;
Dear Desire of every nation,
Joy of every longing heart.
Born Thy people to deliver,
Born a child and yet a King,
Born to reign in us forever,
Now Thy gracious kingdom bring.
By Thine own eternal Spirit
Rule in all our hearts alone;
By Thine all sufficient merit,
Raise us to Thy glorious throne.

Just Stop.

Just Stop. Stop and Think. Yes I am talking to you my fellow “Christ Follower”. Philippians 2:3–4(NKJV) – Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for… Read more here

Hey Christian… Still not OK to judge others!


Contrary to what you may have come to believe, due to the high number of Christians posting extremely critical and judgmental posts on social media, it is still wrong to judge others, speak evil of them, and in general spew vitriol about them.

The Bible is against it.

Romans 2:1–3 ESV?— Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Do you suppose, O man?—?you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself?—?that you will escape the judgment of God?

Jesus is against it.

Matthew 7:1–5 ESV.?— “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.

You may protest “But they are wrong! They are sinners and God-haters”. So? Since when does disagreeing with someone give us the right to villianize them? As Christians that is not the way our Lord acted towards those who were sinners and lost. The only harsh words he had were for those that misrepresented God to the people. Aka… the religious.

In fact The Bible has called to a higher standard when it comes to how we interact with others.

Titus 3:2–7 ESV?—?To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.”

Remember the fruit of the Spirit is Love.

So… Will they know we are Christians by our Love?

1 John 4:11–12 ESV?— Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

Easter is Over. Now What?

Holy Saturday?

“…a single event that changed the course of history.” Easter. Easter Baskets, early morning Easter Egg hunts, and family dinners are a big part of the American Easter experience, but for many people this season also has deep religious meaning and is a time for deep reflection, prayer and spending time in church.   For over […]