Pastor’s Blog

God Loves You

February 14 we celebrate Valentine’s day.    It is a day to express our love to someone who is special to us.   Is it hard for you to say, “I love you?”  It seems that women express those words more often than men do.  Do you agree?   Are you like that man who told his wife,… Read More »

Do Not Be Afraid

Satan says, “Be afraid.  Be very afraid.”  God says, “Do not be afraid.”  Many people are afraid today with shootings, fires, and natural disasters.   What about the immigrant caravan pastor?    God has not given us a spirit of fear (2 Timothy 1:7).  I love David’s cry in Psalm 56:3-4, “When I am afraid, I will… Read More »

Discouragement

In I Corinthians 16:9 the apostle Paul writes that God had given him an open door for effective work and “there are many who oppose me.” In church we have been talking about renovation and change.  When God is at work there will be opposition.   The effect of opposition is discouragement. It is one of… Read More »

The Gospel of Good News

Martin Luther was reading Romans 1:16-17 and it changed his life and brought on the Protestant Reformation.   “The righteous shall live by faith,” Romans 1:17.   How can that be good news?  “There is none righteous, no not one (Romans 3:10).”     God is righteous and I’m not.  My sin separates me from God.   How can I… Read More »

Bible Heroes

    July 14 was our VBS on the theme of “Bible Hero’s.”  Who is your hero?   Who do you look up to?   Who do you admire and want to be like?  We hear a lot of talk about “super hero’s” these days that have super powers.   Do you sometimes wish that you had some… Read More »

Thanking God for Our Freedoms

July 4 is Independence Day for America and a great opportunity to thank God for the freedoms we enjoy.    My parents left Latvia in 1944 to escape from the Communists.  My mother was a refugee in Germany and my father was a refugee in Sweden. Both came to America in 1948. They were married in… Read More »

Identity in Christ

June Newsletter and website blog from Pastor Gundar             I am reading The Forgotten Way, by Ted Dekker that centers on our identity in Christ.   To understand your identity you have to know Christ Himself and what He is like.   Do you see Him as loving and good?  Do you believe that He has your… Read More »