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How Smart are You?

I’ve recently heard the intellectual argument for looking into the Word of God with our minds and not our emotions and feelings because our emotions and feelings are unpredictable. I believe Luke 24:45 was quoted, “and He opened their minds to the scriptures so they could understand them.” It was an...
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Pastor Dave Smuin
That is it exactly. God doesn't want empty motions, no matter how good the motions. He wants our hearts. That's why the prayer ... Read More
Friday, 14 March 2014 18:44
Pastor Dave Smuin
I know exactly what you mean by FEELING the Word in the heart. The Word is alive, and makes our heart and spirit alive as we absor... Read More
Sunday, 05 May 2013 03:59
Pastor Dave Smuin
Exactly. Thank you, Michael. Hearts and minds.
Friday, 03 May 2013 20:29
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A reassuring voice in a time of distress

As a minister, you will often be called upon to provide a reassuring word to those who are experiencing moments of despair and uncertainty in their lives. Its really not about IF this call will come, its really about WHEN this call will come. So my brothers and sisters what can YOU share at that ver...
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Pastor Dave Smuin
sometimes you don't realize that the afflictions and distress you experience personally are meant to equip you to help others. w... Read More
Friday, 10 May 2013 13:31
Pastor Dave Smuin
Very timely message! I know too that if God has allowed you to go through storms in your life with His P.T.P.A.U. (peace that pass... Read More
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 17:05
Pastor Dave Smuin
Thank you for this message Dr. Love! It brings to light the simple truths that people need to have that reassuring voice. God's ... Read More
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:37
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Baptism

Baptism
When someone says baptism what comes to your mind? One of the most memorable baptisms that I was part of was in Alaska. Yes, it was cold, very cold. The baptism was in a small lake in the woods a mile or two from the church. Just the thought of getting into that water was enough to make the goose bu...
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Pastor Dave Smuin
The memory of my Baptism is one of my favorite and I am very excited to learn more during our conference call!!... Read More
Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:45
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Mixed Fruit Salad

Mixed Fruit Salad
Mixed Fruit Salad B ut the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Agianst such, there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23                  I love summer when the bright, baby blue sky i...
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Pastor Dave Smuin
Thank you for that wonderful insight, Dr. Marciniszyn. That will share well with some members of my church.
Thursday, 09 May 2013 13:15
Pastor Dave Smuin
Blessings, Deb.
Thursday, 09 May 2013 13:14
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Honeycomb Candy

Honeycomb Candy
Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.   Proverbs 16:24                   My mother took a trip to visit my sister, who, at the time, lived in Hendersonville, North Carolina. ...
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Pastor Dave Smuin
Hi Christine, I have three boys, so I understand exactly what you are saying. My children will still say the phrase, "Honeycomb C... Read More
Wednesday, 03 April 2013 16:21
Pastor Dave Smuin
Kristi, I really enjoyed your post. My husband and I talk about our words and the power of them pretty often. It amazes me that Go... Read More
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 13:51
Pastor Dave Smuin
This is very moving, Kristi. I like the way you put together the verses having to do with this topic of what we say and how power... Read More
Friday, 29 March 2013 00:11
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