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Oct 2018
A Monday Morning Thought: The Many

Matthew 7:13–14 (NLT) speaks about “the many.” 13 “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. 14 But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.”  Matthew 24:9–14 (NLT) speaks about the “the many” 9 “Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed. You will be hated all over the world because you are my followers. 10 And many will turn away from me and......

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Sep 2018
A Monday Morning Thought: Stuck in the Muck?

It was early in the spring and I was at one of the lowest points in my life, fighting cancer and having just finished chemotherapy. I went out in back of the church and began salting the weeds in the stone parking lot. Salt kills weeds. Next to the pine tree near the parking lot, there is a large boulder that I stood on and where the Lord spoke to me, “You will not die, but you will live and spread more salt.” Then Lord reminded me from my past about Psalm 40.......

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Sep 2018
A Monday Morning Thought: Be a World Changer

This past Sunday I preached from Acts 4 and spoke about “A Wasted Life.” One of the life principles I gave was: “The way you change the world is to find something you would die for and then start living for it.” I closed with this illustration: Wegmans knows how to do bathrooms! They have “nice, caring, and thoughtful” written all over them. They embrace you when you walk in them. Years ago we decided to renovate the bathrooms at Crossroads. I met with our workers and said to them, “We need......

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10
Sep 2018
A Monday Morning Thought: Passion, Preparation and Participation

It’s estimated that by Acts 4, the church in Jerusalem had grown to around 50,000 believers. The Apostles were sharing the Gospel and under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, it was spreading like fire. Jesus’ command to them was clear: Matthew 28: 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him—but some of them doubted! 18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the......

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03
Sep 2018
A Monday Morning Thought

Yesterday in the sermon I shared this life principle:  “When you lose your awe of God you begin to look at man.”  It was based on the following scripture:  Acts 3:11–12 (NIV84) 11 While the beggar held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s Colonnade. 12 When Peter saw this, he said to them: “Men of Israel, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made......

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04
Jan 2018
Return of the King

Someone asked me a question Sunday after the service, “Why is God taking just the Jewish people to Israel?  Why not all of us?”  Good question!  The answer is simple; prophecy states that He will specifically return the Jewish people to their home land. During the Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ, we will all be visiting Jerusalem, but for now the Lord is actively drawing just the Jews home. It’s all part of His prophetic plan for the RETURN OF THE KING. Jeremiah 32:37 (NLT) 37 I will certainly bring my people back......

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12
Nov 2017

Dear Friends, Seems that the series we just finished at Crossroads, “Driven by Eternity”, left many asking, “How do I share my faith?” In response, I have given you a link to watch. Ravi Zacharias is one of my favorite apologists…someone who explains clearly God’s Word. I found this short video clip very enlightening and so worth listening to. I encourage you to take 6 minutes and watch this. So simple yet so profound. https://youtu.be/yZLzLVAUJiU Let me know what you think…. Love to all, Pastor Pat...

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Aug 2017

ONE FOOT FROM ETERNITY Thanks for listening to my story last Sunday, “One Foot From Eternity.”  It seems that over 1,000 people have viewed it on Facebook, certainly making this one of the most popular sermons to date. Someone asked me. “What happened to the church I spoke about in the story? Is it still open?” Yes! It was finally purchased from Adelaide Dooley’s son for the sum of $25,000 and currently a small group still meets there on Sunday mornings. Like many small towns, Richmondville is struggling to maintain its existence.......

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10
Aug 2017

So many responded to the interview last week with my business partner Dave. It was a very moving time for myself as well. So many fond memories. I love what Dave said, “Those were good years…really good.” We all have a story to tell. Each one of us and according to God’s grace we write that story on a daily basis. Dorald has been urging me all week to “tell the rest of the story that you didn’t have time to tell with Dave.” So next Sunday that’s what I will do.......

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Jul 2017

I love this illustration. It describes our lives in such a simplified way. The jar represents your life, and the golf balls are the most important things. The stones are all the other important things. The sand is everything else, the small stuff we deal with on a daily basis. If you put the golf balls in first, then the sand and stone fill in around them, but if you put the sand and stone in first (the less important things) then there is no room for the golf balls. The cup......

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