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You Don't have an evil twin living in you
May 23rd, 2024
Okay, here's another I came across recently about the old and new nature.  It's an article written by an author cited at the end, with a few of my own clarifying notes thrown in.  Again, super helpful...  Read More
by Art Dykstra
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Overcoming sin by understanding why you sin
May 23rd, 2024
This article by Steve McVey was super helpful in my understanding the nature of sin and man. I came across it recently saved in one of my files. Thought I'd share it with you, our church and pray it w...  Read More
by Art Dykstra
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Let's talk politics....
May 14th, 2024
In our modern society, where politics often divides and incites, it's crucial for us as conservative evangelicals to understand our role and responsibility in the political arena through the lens of o...  Read More
by Art Dykstra
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Why do we use the CSB Bible?
May 14th, 2024
Why We Switched to CSB Bibles: I want to take this opportunity to explain the reasons behind the decision to switch from NIV to CSB (Christian Standard Bible) and not NKJV or ESV (other good options)....  Read More
by Art Dykstra
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The Random Thoughts of Pastor Art
April 17th, 2024
Okay, I'll admit, it's probably pretty random in this noggin' of mine on a regular basis, but in case you ever wanted to peer inside my thoughts as a pastor, here they are.  What do I think about in m...  Read More
by Art Dykstra
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Sabbatical
February 16th, 2024
As members of our faith community, we are blessed to have dedicated staff who tirelessly serve, nurture, and guide us on our spiritual journeys. I for one, am super thankful that I get to devote all m...  Read More
by Art Dykstra
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Tricky Questions on End Times
February 16th, 2024
I recently had a dialogue with a friend, and he asked me my thoughts on 2 Thessalonians 2. We obviously had differing opinions on the rapture and who the restrainer was in this passage.  I thought I'd...  Read More
by Art Dykstra
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Tricky Questions: Once saved, always saved?
February 2nd, 2024
As a church, we do not see justification in scripture that someone can "lose" their salvation. For one reason, it would be terrible for the anxiety constantly wondering if you have lost your salvation...  Read More
by Art Dykstra
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End of Feast of Tabernacles
October 5th, 2023
We are at the end of the weeklong feast of Tabernacles.  I had a cool experience last Friday night. We celebrated a Feast of Tabernacles Shabbat at a home of a friend with a dozen people.  It was real...  Read More
by Art Dykstra
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Yom Kippur and Communion
September 27th, 2023
Yom Kippur, often referred to as the Day of Atonement, holds profound spiritual significance in the Jewish faith. It signifies the covering or payment for the sins of the people of Israel, emphasizing...  Read More
by Art Dykstra
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Can I fast fast?
September 20th, 2023
The Spiritual and Physical Benefits of Fasting: A Biblical PerspectiveFasting is a practice that holds immense spiritual significance within Christianity and has been a key part of Yom Kippur.  I want...  Read More
by Art Dykstra
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Psummer of Psalms, unity in community Psalm 133 follow up
August 23rd, 2023
Unity in CommunityI really wanted to focus on the heart behind getting involved in small groups, not simply using Sunday morning time to convince people to get engaged in a small group.  God says: Don...  Read More
by Art Dykstra
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