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Luke 16:15 – By Pastor/Elder Matt Leko

Luke 16:15 – By Pastor/Elder Matt Leko

“You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”  Luke 16:15 When Jesus said these words, He was directing them to the most (publicly) blameless and “esteemed” men in His current culture.  They publicly dotted their I’s […]

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  January 29, 2023   No comments
Snow – Pastor/Elder Jeff Warren

Snow – Pastor/Elder Jeff Warren

          While experiencing our first Christmas down south, our family soon realized that many Christmas songs mentioning snow only pertained to the upper half of the country.  I suppose, we all took it for granted and never realized that there are no songs where someone dreams of a dreary, brown Christmas.  Snow is certainly tied […]

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  January 10, 2023   No comments
A New Year – Jay Swisher

A New Year – Jay Swisher

New Year’s Day is the first day of a new calendar. In some cultures it’s the day when everyone celebrates their birthdays no matter when they were born in the year. (That would make it easy for a husband to remember his wife’s birthday, but it also gives no excuse for forgetting. They would still […]

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  January 6, 2023   No comments
Merry Christmas – Pastor/Elder Jim Nelson

Merry Christmas – Pastor/Elder Jim Nelson

I recently became aware of a few surveys completed by Pew Research and others which indicated that 45 to 65% of so called evangelical Christians are convinced that Jesus is not the only way to heaven.  I think my heart stop beating for a while, I was shocked and then disappointed.  I needed to remind […]

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  January 6, 2023   No comments
Ezekiel 34 – Pastor/Elder Tony Minell

Ezekiel 34 – Pastor/Elder Tony Minell

As we get ready to celebrate the event for which the entire year seems to have been preparing, it is paramount that you get your book reading material ready for the turning of the calendar. No matter the books that become the brick and mortar of that stack, let the Bible have the keystone position. […]

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  January 6, 2023   No comments
It Is Well With My Soul – Pastor/Elder Greg Mattson

It Is Well With My Soul – Pastor/Elder Greg Mattson

‘Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come, let this blest assurance control That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate and hath shed His own blood for my soul. It is well with my soul.”                                                                      “It is Well with My Soul” (Horatio Spafford)                                                                                                                             Once again, the Holiday season is upon us.  For many […]

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  January 6, 2023   No comments
Wisdom’s Call – Pastor/Elder Paul Linzmeier

Wisdom’s Call – Pastor/Elder Paul Linzmeier

Proverbs 9 highlights two voices calling out to the simple: one of wisdom and one of folly. Both call out to the same audience saying, “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here! And whoever lacks sense…” both with intent to sway the simple. Who are the simple? One possible definition is those who are […]

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  January 6, 2023   No comments
Looking to Jesus – Pastor/Elder Jeff Warren

Looking to Jesus – Pastor/Elder Jeff Warren

On Wednesday evenings this semester during Immerse, the elders have been going through a section of our Statement of Faith entitled, ‘The Person and Work of Jesus Christ’.   One of the reasons we are doing this is that we long for every believer at New Life to be captivated by Christ in order that we […]

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  January 6, 2023   No comments