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The River Moved!

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

The Choluteca Bridge in Honduras is a picture of change. In 1998 after Hurricane Mitch dumped up to six feet of rain in some areas, the Choluteca River moved! The bridge is still a beautiful construction. But it has lost its purpose. That is the challenge the Christian church is facing...

A Prayer for Our Nation

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Dear ministry partner,The news is frightening as we think about the consequences of the US strike in Baghdad. What will the future hold? Our world is divided by this strike. Our nation is divided as well as people debate this action. I don't have the answers, but I know where to turn - to the...

A Mission Trip Everyone Can Participate In

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

When we think of mission trips, we tend to think of traveling to a distant city or country to do a few days of special mission work.But over the next few weeks we are going to recognize that our increasingly post-Christian society is giving us all an opportunity to be a missionary in our own...

Awake and Alive & Christmas Recap

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Awake and Alive 2020 is a Christian conference for 18-25 year olds and their leaders. Friday January 10th and Saturday January 11th at the Best Western Inn and Conference Center near the airport. The goal of the conference is to encourage our young adults, reinforce their walk with Jesus...

Luke 23 - Preparation Day

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

At the end of this reading, we learn the day of Jesus' death was "Preparation Day." This is Christmas preparation day for many of us. What better way to prepare to celebrate our Savior's birth than to remember that he willingly went to the cross for us. Immanuel, God with us, is also the God for...

Luke 22 - Humbled in the Upper Room

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

This chapter will humble you as you join the disciples in the upper room and ask questions about yourself: Have I, a follower of Jesus, betrayed him like Judas? Have I denied him like Peter? Have I thought of myself greater than others? Have I grown weary and fallen into temptation? The...

Luke 21 - Seeing Life Differently

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Jesus gives us different perspectives. A few comments causes us to change the way we look at offerings, at beautiful buildings, and the pleasures of life. But knowing Jesus also gives us a different perspective on the end of the world. As we see the signs fulfilled, we can eagerly look forward...

Luke 20 - Challenges in the Temple Courts

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Jesus spent the last few days of his public ministry teaching in the temple courts, where centuries of animal sacrifices pictured the One great sacrifice that could truly pay for sins. Here, where the Messiah should have been welcomed, he was rejected just as the Scriptures foretold. What...

Luke 19 - The Advent of the King!

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

When the King enters, things change! You see it in Zacchaeus' life. The parable of the minas teaches it. It is evident in the Pharisees' reaction on Palm Sunday. Even so, come quickly, King Jesus, into our hearts and change us into your likeness.Remember: Tomorrow evening at 5 & 7 pm...

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