Peacemaker

Elder David Kenser, shares a daily devotion and reflection. Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God” (Matt 5:9).  And the apostle Paul insists this is part of the Christian DNA in saying, “We are called to live in peace” (1 Cor 7:15).  Even...

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The Gift

Elder, David “Doc” Kenser, shares a daily devotion and reflection.   One day when going up to the Temple, Peter and John came upon a lame man who begged them for money.  Like Jesus, who had no place to lay his head, his disciples had no money.  Instead of just...

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A Bird in the Hand

Elder, David “Doc” Kenser, gives a daily reflection and devotion. This past Saturday, my wife and I went with another couple from our church to a hummingbird banding, where a federally licensed individual banded the tiny bird’s leg and then placed it in the hand of a registered participant. The...

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Angels Unaware

Elder, David “Doc” Kenser, shares a daily reflection and devotional.   “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it” (Heb 13:2).  Yesterday, I believe this passage played out in Tandie’s life. Shortly after I had gotten...

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The Visit

Elder, David “Doc” Kenser, wraps up the job of the leadership and gives a challenge to other leaders!   Brandon and I, as the new boys on the block (he the new preacher and I the new elder), have been trying to visit in the homes of church members, past...

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Silence

Elder, David “Doc” Kenser, shares a devotional reflection.   In Revelation 8:1, we read, “When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.”  It has been that this is biblical proof that there will be no women in heaven.  I would never say...

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Poor

Elder, David “Doc” Kenser, gives a daily reflection and devotion.   There was a period in my youth when we lived in a four room house: living room, kitchen, and two bedrooms.  There was no electricity or indoor plumbing in this little shack, nor was there any insulation.  It was...

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Tossing Anxiety

Elder, David “Doc” Kenser, gives us a daily reflection and devotion.   A favorite verse of many is 1 Peter 5:10, which reads, “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”  The very idea of tossing our anxiety over to God and relaxing in our spirits is...

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Doing Faith

Elder, David “Doc” Kensers, provides us a daily devotion and reflection.   Historically, one of the big dividing lines in the church has been whether we are saved by works or by faith.  And the answer is “Wrong!”  Wait, what?  “Wrong?”  Right!  We are wrong to think that we are...

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Guilt-Free

Elder, David “Doc” Kenser, shares a daily devotion and reflection.   The writer of the Book of Hebrews speaks of the New Covenant God has made with mankind, a covenant written not on stone like the 10 Commandments, but one written upon the hearts and minds of God’s people. This...

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