Pastor Hogan

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The Harshness of Advent

“The stories of Advent are drug from the harsh soil of human struggle and the littered landscape of dashed dreams.  They are told from the vista of where sin still reigns supreme and hope has gone on vacation.  Many prefer the major notes of Joy and Gladness in the Christmas stories to the minor keys …

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The “Now What?” of Ministry

It is so easy to slip into a project-oriented mindset when it comes to ministry.  We have seen recently how the diligent work and planning of our members resulted in security improvement on the downstairs entries, the renovated sign in front of the church, and attractive banners welcoming our neighbors.  Yet, there is the challenge …

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How Has The Truth of God Changed you?

2 Kings 22:1-20; 23:1-3  Josiah was the “boy-king,” becoming king of Judah when he was 8 years-old.  When he was 18, he undertook a restoration project in the Temple.  As they were cleaning out the rooms for restoration, they found a book.  It was the book of the Law of the Lord (many commentators think …

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Putting God to the Test

1 Kings 18:17-39 When you see the title, you might think of the words of Jesus in Matthew 4:7—“Again it is written, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’ ”  What Jesus said was in the temptations by Satan and Jesus being dared to presume upon God.  Putting God to the test …

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