Have You Considered


12
Nov 2017
How Do I Share My Faith?

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...

Read More


24
Aug 2017
One Foot From Eternity

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.......

Read More


10
Aug 2017
The Rest of the Story

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.......

Read More


21
Jul 2017
The Jar of Life

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......

Read More


21
Jun 2017
Puddle Bubbles

When it rains just right, bubbles are formed in the puddles. If you have never seen this stop by and watch with me in my “Cheektowaga Garage.”   They form best where there is oil from blacktop after a hot day. A few years ago, the bubbles were forming perfectly and my grandson Trevor and I watched them with awe. He ran and stepped on them with all the zeal of an 8 year old. I was never much of a runner, so with the wisdom of a grandfather I decided we should......

Read More


15
Jun 2017
A Cheektowaga Garage

Some of you may not know what a “Cheektowaga Garage” is. It’s a garage with a carpet on the floor (that’s essential), comfortable chairs to sit on, bikes and toys scattered everywhere, and two pink flamingos gracing the outside. I’m good with that, except for the pink flamingos. That’s a story for another time. Almost every morning I sit in my “Cheektowaga Garage” (with Cooper and no flamingos ) enjoying the sunrise. It’s quiet and reminds me of all the activity of the past day. Family is such a key part of......

Read More


08
Jun 2017
Tell The Truth Or Someone Will Tell It For You

After 30 years of teaching and preaching you come to know when God is speaking something clearly to you and then to others.  It’s one of the most exhilarating moments in life. Jesus said: John 7:16–19 (NLT) 16 So Jesus told them, “My message is not my own; it comes from God who sent me. 17 Anyone who wants to do the will of God will know whether my teaching is from God or is merely my own. 18 Those who speak for themselves want glory only for themselves, but a person who seeks to......

Read More


02
Jun 2017
What We Whisper They Will Shout

This current preaching series has been one of the best in years. It is filled with principles that are timeless truths from the Scriptures and for all generations.  It is also a series that is most needed in this season of our church life.  I often tell people that Crossroads is now a young adult of 26 years raising the next generation. Last week’s sermon was a difficult one for me. It was titled “The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree.”  I spoke about generational sin, and how it is passed......

Read More


10
May 2017
Snots and Knots

Many of you have a special place in your home where you might display photos and other family treasures.  Our place is a corner we call “Snots and Knots.”  The poem titled “Tapestry” is surrounded by name plaques of our grandchildren. Each plaque describes what their names mean, reminding us that “God knows and calls each of them by name” (Psalm 91:14; Isaiah 43:1). In their name we can see some of their God-given traits and their unique personalities. Each one of them is so special! If you look at the back......

Read More


04
May 2017
When A Young Boy Offers All He Has

Yesterday 900 people were here for the Celebration of Life service for Zach Matla. Pastor Bill summarized it like this: “Jesus fed 5,000 people with the lunch that a young boy brought with him. Zach was a young boy who brought love to give to everyone. Jesus multiplied it and fed 5,000.” It’s true! Over 5,000 were fed on Wednesday. There were 900 at the service, 357 watching on live-stream, 3,500 viewed it on our website, and Channel 4 News showed 3 different clips from the service. That’s over 5,000! Only God......

Read More


Page 1 of 3123