Pastor Vern’s Pondering

  • Pastor’s August Ponderings:

    1 Peter 1:17  Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out
    your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. 18  For you know that it was not with
    perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of
    life handed down to you from your ancestors, 19  but with the precious blood of Christ, a
    lamb without blemish or defect. 20  He was chosen before the creation of the world, but
    was revealed in these last times for your sake. 21  Through him you believe in God, who
    raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.
    As summer days draw to an end, I hope that you have enjoyed the warmer weather and
    vacations with family and friends. It won’t belong and the church season will begin
    again. What a special message we have to share with others, we have been bought with
    the precious blood of Christ.
    Peter reminds us that God judges each person’s work impartially. So then, God has good
    work for all of us to do. I hope you are all ready praying about what you will be plugging
    into this Fall. I am really looking forward to the work we will be doing together and may
    God receive all the glory, through Jesus Christ his precious Son!
    To God be the Glory!
    Pastor Vern

  • July Pondering

    Pastor’s July Pondering:

    By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3 And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. Genesis 2:2-3

    Rest was built into God’s creation order. He rested on the seventh day, after creating for six consecutive days. It’s hard to imagine that our all-powerful God rested, but He did and he blesses rest. We need rest just as much as we need to work and it requires a balance. If all we did was rest, nothing would get done and our bodies would get weak. If all we did was work things would get done, but our bodies would eventually wear out. We need both work and rest to be whole.

    Kris and I both took a rest from our normal work week to enjoy time with our family and with God in nature.  It was a beautiful rest and I want to thank Kibbie for allowing me this time!


    Pastor Vern    

  • June Ponderings

    Pastor’s June Ponderings: Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked
    or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.
    2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and
    3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and
    whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.
    While our schedules change during the summer months, I hope one thing doesn’t
    change, meditating on the Word of God! There is more than enough “counsel of the
    wicked” making it’s way into our homes through the internet, airwaves, and print.
    And this council often changes overnight. Not so the Word of God! It is eternal,
    infallible, and inspired by the Holy Spirit.
    The psalmist paints a vivid picture to help us see the blessings of meditating on
    God’s Word: a tree whose branches are bent under the weight of its fruit, whose
    leaves are moist and green and healthy, and whose roots drink deeply from the
    streams of life giving water.
    May we continue to drink deeply of this Living Water! May our spiritual fruit
    continue to grow throughout the summer! May we take counsel from God’s Word
    and may it help us discern what is the counsel of the wicked!
    Blessed Reading!
    Pastor Vern