Pastor’s Perspective June 11 2020

It has long been understood by those in the media that our consuming eyes are drawn to the sensational.  This is summed up in the simple statement “if it bleeds, it leads.”  Very seldom do feel-good stories lead the way in the news, as content providers instead focus on those stories that stir up feelings of fear or anger.  To …

Pastor’s Perspective June 4 2020

Fellowship has been one of the major points of emphasis at our Island church for the last five years.  We have emphasized it during our services, challenging those in attendance to get to know someone new to them.  We have emphasized it with fellowship meals following various church services, so that the bonds established in church can be strengthened with …

A Final Thought June 23 2020 – Love or Righteous Anger

In our message on Sunday, we spent time looking into the portion of the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus is talking about the sixth commandment, thou shall not murder.  With the 5th anniversary of the church shooting at Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston SC last Wednesday, and with the conflict throughout our nation right now, it seemed quite providential …

A Final Thought June 16 2020 – Jesus in the Law

As Jesus is preaching the Sermon on the Mount, he first preaches what is known as the Beatitudes and then the importance of being salt and light to the world before saying something about himself.  Yet what he says about himself in Matt 5:17 is a profoundly deep statement that is different than what many Christians think in regards to …

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