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A Morning Message Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Categories: Morning Messages

Good Morning! A sunny and dry day in the Ozarks.  We had a great run this morning, fun to have a crew to run with.  Carol and I are soon to be running alone in the hills of NW Missouri, what a change.  I guess we will have to be looking for a new running club to be a part of.  I don’t think the next pastor is a runner, but he might become one.  Carol was not a runner when we came to Salem and look at her now. Enjoy a beautiful day!  Have a great week and be  blessed!

so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.        Ephesians 3:17-19 NIV

Love is the key.  I think we get caught up sometimes in the thought that being more knowledgeable makes us a better Christian. The New Testament confirms again and again this is not the case.  The test of a Christian isn’t in what we know but who we know and how we love.  The more we love God and the more we love our neighbors the stronger is our bond with Christ.  I believe in study and I believe in learning, but they are no substitute for having a loving heart.  Just a thought for today.

Yesterday’s Question: What type of music did Bob Kraus play at the 11:00 am service. Old School     There is no winner today.

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Have a great day!

In Christ,


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One Response to "A Morning Message Tuesday, June 6, 2017"

  1. Joyce Jones Posted on 06/06/2017 at 3:32 pm

    Methodist Episcopal Church, South

    In the 1860’s my husband’s Great Grandfather, Michael Jones, attended Mt. Hermon Methodist. When the name changed to Southern Methodist Church, he and the family quit after he said, “I am a Yankee and will not go anywhere called Southern ME Church”. They have not gone back to this day. That’s why I am so grateful to Ken McGrail for sending Pastor John Rice to the Springfield hospital to save my stubborn husband’s soul two days before he died.

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