A Little Hymn Fun

For a change, I am doing a post that is a little more lighthearted today. I love to sing hymns and often find myself singing, humming, or whistling to them. I am a pastor, so it’s natural for me to sing hymns, but I wonder if people in other professions in Park Rapids ever find…
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Calling Out Our Rulers

I am not a political pastor. I do not spend much time reading about what is going on with our nation’s government, and I don’t preach on it except to use the occasional illustration. My belief as a Baptist leads me to make a clear distinction between the role of the government and the role…
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Parenting 105: Expressing Expectations

We have looked at the way that God wants us to bring up our children in the previous articles, which may be found here, here, here, and here. We talked about parenting objectives, and how it is important to be intentional about parenting. Haphazard parenting leaves to careless lives, especially where Christ is involved, and…
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God’s Messenger

When a president takes office, he is in charge of choosing the many ambassadors who will serve the U.S. In looking, he must choose people who will accurately represent our interests. When they take the post, they are, in effect, becoming messengers for the president. In the same way, God has called us to be His…
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Parenting 104: Train Up A Child

Proverbs 22:6 says: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” We know that God has a Plan for our children, and a way that He wants them to grow up. We spent the first three articles in this series talking about…
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