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Articles written by Pastor Joe Elick 1940-2021

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Blessing Others

Blessing may be one of the most overused and least understood words in our vocabulary. How many of you have exited a sneeze by having a friend pronounce a blessing over you? How many of us have...

 

Protect Your Nose!

Remember the oldie but goodie swearing in question for courtroom testimony: "Do you swear (now there's a heavy word) to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God?" God...

 

Creation: God's "Discovery Channel"

Are you tuned in? Our text is taken from Psalm 8: "O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!" Everywhere he looks the Psalmist finds the "signature" of God. The Bible says that...

 

One Never Knows, In Advance, What The Long Term Effect Will Be

9/13/92 A good number of years ago, a man, on his way to church one Sunday morning, noticed four boys hanging around on a street corner. On a burst of inspiration he stopped and invited them to go...

 

Serve Or Be Served?

10/11/92 Today we have been thinking about the ministry of serving, and we have celebrated some folks, both adults, teens, and children, who have been quietly moving about the community bringing a...

 

Three Guidelines For Rearing 3-D Children

Matthew 18: 1-6; 19: 13-15 When I was growing up back when dinosaurs roamed the earth and there were no T.V's or video games, we enjoyed more simpler forms of entertainment: like weeding the garden, a... Full story

 

The Worthiness Of Honest Work

Psalm 8 I saw a bumper sticker one time which read: "Work is for people who can't fish!" Most of you have seen the bumper sticker which reflects one of the commonest motivations for going to work toda...

 

Don't Get Yourself In A Stew

Genesis 25: 19-34 How many of you like stew? I mean the kind of stew you serve in a bowl or with cornbread or over biscuits. How much will you give me for this can of delicious, Casteberry's Beef...

 

He Will Turn Every Heartache Into Glory

Luke 6: 17-23 Through Jesus Christ, God offers us the anticipation of good things yet to come. Do you know what anticipation is? This may be a 12-foot word for the little people in the audience. The...

 

The Test: Uncovering False Teachers

1 John 4: 1-6 "Christians are too narrow," argued a man. He was responding to a Christian friend's witness to him of Jesus Christ as God's only provision for our Salvation. It is curious, is it not,... Full story

 

How We Can Know We Are OK With God

1 John 3:10-4:6 I had a conversation with someone in the community just recently who's wife passed away some time ago. They had been talking with someone who told them that they had given up their... Full story

 

The Indispensable Dad

Matthew 7:21-28, Proverbs 14:26 A young boy was being given a tour of a friend's house (a house of great size and splendor). As his friend showed him from room to room his eyes grew bigger and bigger... Full story

 

God Meets the Knee'd Part 5: Answers to Prayer

Abraham Heschel, in his book, "Man's Quest For God", writes: "We do not step out of the world when we pray; we merely see the world in a different setting. The self is not the hub, but the spoke of th...

 

God Meets the Kneed, Part 3 – Prayer Questions

Matthew 7: 7-12 God answers prayer. This is Jesus' view on the matter and Jesus has a room with a picture window on the top floor of the Kingdom of God where He can constantly observe His Father's...

 

God Meets the Kneed, Part II Behind Closed Doors 6/28/92

Matthew 6: 5-16 It was Alfred Lord Tennyson who penned the words on prayer which have been so often quoted over the years; “More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.” I’m...

 

Meeting the "Kneed," Part 1 (6/14/92)

Psalm 4 Do you ever pray? What do you believe about prayer? What is your personal experience with prayer? Someone has suggested that "Prayer is warfare," and I'm inclined to agree. The Bible says we...

 

Who Ya' Gonna Trust (With a Capital T) - 5/17/92

What or Whom can I believe in without experiencing the BIG "Wipe Out," or the extreme pain of the "Big D." Disappointment? We all wonder and worry about this. If we run across the yard to kick the...

 

Lawlessness

Sermon given on 5/10/92 11 Corinthians 5:11 – 6:2 The headline on the front page of Thursday's Pioneer Press newspaper read: "L.A. buries its riot victims" The accompanying picture showed a young...

 

Reflections On the Easter Side of the Cross 1-19-92

Luke 24: 1-12 Often times in life it is darkest just before the "Son Rises." This past few weeks we have been examining some of the major events of our Lord's life on the Cross Side of Easter. Today... Full story

 

Reflections From the Cross Side of Easter, Part 2: Alone

We are looking, these next few weeks at "Themes of Lent". Reflections on the "Cross Side of Easter." Events leading up to our Lord's sacrificial death on the Cross for our sins. In the Gospels we...

 

Part 1: Reflections from the Cross Side of Easter: How Much Are You In Love? 3/13/92

"What are you giving up for Lent?" a little girl asked me one Lenten Season when I was a student at Bethel College. She was a passenger on the school bus I drove, and as a patrol girl on my bus she...

 

The Character of the Christian Part 4: Making Work Meaningful (3-8-92)

Genesis 2: 4-9, 15-17: Ephesians 4:28 This morning I want to talk with you a bit about WORK as we continue the series on The Character of the Christian Life. WORK! In America, if we’re fortunate to... Full story

 

The Character of the Christian Part 3 – The Commotion of Emotion called Anger 3/1/92

John 14: 23-27; Ephesians 4:26-31 We are looking at the character of the Christian. There's an old Gospel Song that goes: "What a wonderful change in my life has been wrought since Jesus came into my...

 

The Character of the Christian Part 11 (2/23/92)

Read Psalm 1 Idea: What does the "new self" (new in character) look like? We are looking at the character of the Christian. In 11 Corinthians 5:17 Paul writes: "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he...

 

Christians Are Called To BE Who They Are 2/16/92

Ephesians 4: 17,5:2 This week we're going to look at the Character of the Christian. To say that Christians are to have character is not to say that Christians are characters but if you're going to...

 

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