Roseau Times-Region - Serving Roseau County for over 100 Years - The Official Roseau County Newspaper

Sample #1

Articles written by Pastor Joe Elick

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 65



 By Pastor Joe Elick    Opinion    May 15, 2021 

How The Devil Seeks To Drive A Wedge Between Us And God

Do you know what a wedge is? It's a device for splitting or separating. Splitting wood for example. A wedge is very thin on one end and thick on the other, and the further it's driven into the...

 

If God Were A Dentist, Would He Say To You, "Open Wide"?

The, "If God were a dentist," thought came to me a few days ago and caught my attention. I wondered: "Is God speaking to me about my next article, or is my imagination just out for a stroll?" I don't... Full story

 

"I Don't Go To Church; The Church Is Full Of Hypocrites!"

Some things never seem to go away. Over the years I continue to hear various versions of, “The reason I don’t go to church is that the church is full of hypocrites!” Now before I explore the implications of these statements, I think I would do...

 

If Getting To Heaven Is Based Upon, Being Good Enough, "How Ya' Doin'?"

"How ya' doin'?" Has this question ever crossed your mind? Now if you hold to the position of the teen I mentioned in another article that, "When you die, they put you six feet under the ground and... Full story

 

In Relationship To Your Thoughts, What Do You Think?

It has been said that, "We are not what we think we are, but what we think we are!" What do you think? This earthly observation echos the King James translation of Proverbs 23: 7: "for as he, (a man)...

 

Jesus Had No Wall To Pound His Fists Against!

Have you ever experienced physical pain? Did you attempt to find relief; swallow something, pray that God would take it away? Experiencing pain is part of life here in this broken world. And it... Full story

 

The Power Behind The One Word That Defines Us

I have spent my life working with words, and, of course, like all of us, being defined by them. Recently, my mind was stirred by the word I'm referencing in the title of this article as I listened to...

 

"Pillow Talk," Try It and See What You Think

Do you have a pillow? How about a favorite pillow? There are lots of things you can do with a pillow. I heard about a man who dreamed he was eating a giant marshmallow. When he woke up there were... Full story

 

Ultimate Issues: They Form Our "Final?"

One of the oldest temptations in the world is the temptation for immediate satisfaction: "I want it NOW!" The world of business taps into this; Buy NOW, pay later: "No payments for the first three...

 

Mind Wars: The Battle Rages On!

As I was contemplating the possibility of this article in light of our current national situation, the thought came to me that one word defines the coming of Christ into the world: LIE! "What?" you...

 

"The Most Dangerous Person...On Earth!"

Recently I was sitting in a waiting room at the Cancer Center in Grand Forks waiting to receive a "PET Scan" in relationship to my cancer situation. The flat-screened TV. was tuned to the ABC...

 

Separation Of Church and State? No!

I stand by the words in the title of this article. And in relationship to separation of State and Church? Yes. We are living in treacherous times and Christ's Church (the Christian Church) needs to... Full story

 

By Whom Was Your, Best Christmas Present Ever, Wrapped?

Part of the fun of Christmas is wrapping the presents and especially for that "special" someone in your life. Even the wrapping has to be special. Then there's that moment we've been waiting for as... Full story

 

Be Careful Whom You Allow To Interpret God (Or Yourself)

A good friend of mine has a heart burden for someone special within the circle of their life. Their person of concern has had some major life difficulties, but they have chosen not to bring God into...

 

A Bumper Sticker You Should Never Believe

I want to pick up on something I stated in my column, "Who's going on behind the scenes?" I raised up the fact that Christians aren't "immune to what the Devil delights to do." The Devil's first...

 

What Do Turkeys And People Have In Common At Thanksgiving?

What do turkeys and people have in common at Thanksgiving? Gobbling! The turkey before Thanksgiving (little does he know) and people during the Thanksgiving dinner. Burp! Would you believe that I...

 

"Stubbing," and Stumbling, How Do You Deal With Them?

As some of you know, C.S. Lewis is one of my favorite Christian writers. His seven book Narnia series has captured many young readers and maybe just as many adults (including my wife and I). Lewis onc...

 

Oh What A Difference A Day Can Make!

It is God who has given us the measurement of time marked off in days and nights, weeks and months and the accumulation of years. This all began when, "God created the heavens and the earth." and... Full story

 

The Bible Supports Our Need For A Strong Police Force!

A couple of things before I get into the subject at hand. Yes, I did briefly explore the police problem in my "Four More Years" article, but the problem continues to grow and I didn't go into detail....

 

"Christianity can be a real stinker sometimes!"

Sometimes, maybe many times, life interrupts our anticipated hopes for it. There develops a flaw in the flow, a glitch in our God thoughts, and we're left, at least temporarily, with a wall and a...

 

Your Mind Matters, What do You Think?

"Welcome back to school. "USE CAUTION IN SCHOOL ZONES." That's what the city's reader board sign says. School's open! YEA! However, as you may have read in Jeff Olsen's interview with Roseau School...

 

IN MY IMAGINATION, EVERY HEAD TURNED, EVERY EYE FIXED!

Do you have an active imagination? If so, are you thankful for it? Do you know where imagination comes from? I feel confident before the Lord to say, it comes from Him, at least the roots of it. I...

 

Are You Aligned For Life?

Several sad people stories, recently brought to our attention, have created pain in our hearts (Julie and I) for those experiencing them, and there are no easy answers. Now there are all kinds of...

 

Filling in our name, we will all do it!

Recently at our church we sang a song that included a repeated line that caught my attention and my reflection: "That name above all names..." It was a reference to Jesus as the song brings out. A...

 

NORTHERN MINNESOTA: "ROCKS AND COWS" AND MUCH, MUCH MORE"!

Our governor's take on Northern Minnesota, in my opinion, is more political than perspective, but it is not my purpose to either pick on him or endorse all his views. I dress up with a mask, however....

 

Page Down

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2020