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Prays Together: Valley of Potential

By Michael Guzman I’ve been digging into local history lately. That research overflowed into a sermon series I just finished preaching. (You can watch them at www.facebook.com/ChoGExeter/videos: Search for our Journey2020 playlist). Learning more of the arc of history of our region has not only been interesting because of the story it reveals of the […]

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Is There Time for Anger?

By Paul Leavens Jesus was furious at the greedy merchants in the temple. They had exploited the poor by charging exorbitant prices for sacrificial animals. They had taken advantage of people’s genuine desire to worship God and turned it into an opportunity for personal profit. They had transformed a “house of prayer” into a “den […]

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Prays Together: The Secret to Straight A’s

By Justin Torossian “Another ‘D’ on my test…this is the last thing I need!” Struggling in school had become the norm for Angel, a 10th-grader at Antillean Adventist Academy, and he’d had enough. Approaching his teacher after class he asked the million-dollar question. “What can I do to raise my grades?” What Angel was about […]

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Creed Screed: Prayer

By Paul Leavens People are interested in prayer. A magazine conducted a poll, asking Americans what subject they most wanted to hear about at church. The number one request was how to make prayer more effective. Jesus set an example of effective prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane. A special place: “Jesus went out as […]

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Creed Screed: Anyway, Whose Vineyard Is It?

By Paul Leavens Ellen Goodman, a liberal syndicated columnist with the Boston Globe, wrote about America’s conflicting values. She stated, “The problem isn’t that we have a poverty of values. It’s that we have an excessive amount of values in conflict with each other.” Although I disagree with her solution, I believe she correctly identified […]

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Creed Screed: True Worship

By Paul Leavens In Matthew 15:3-9, the Pharisees had a clever way of evading their responsibility to take care of their aged parents. God had commanded them to honor their mothers and fathers, but they had declared all their resources “Devoted to God” and considered themselves exempt from assisting their parents. Their actions were comparable […]

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