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God Is With You, Always

Do you remember the story of the about the man whose home was flooded and he prayed to God to save him?

First, someone in a rowboat came by and offered to rescue him, but he refused, saying, “God will save me.”

The waters continued to rise, and a motorboat came by and offered to rescue him, but he refused and said, “God will save me.”

Then, as the waters rose, he…

Justice Matters

Have you ever had someone say, “Justice is too political, it has no place in church?” Sadly, political pundits and sensationalized reporting have created confusion regarding what the Bible says about justice.

The biblical witness is clear, God is “a God of justice” (Isaiah 30:18). And living in right relationship with God and with one another, proclaim the prophets, impels believers…

Rebuilding the Cross

David Hellwege built this beautiful cross for Salem in 2017. It is hand carved to hold 190 taper or tea light candles, and we use it for prayers and memorials on All Saints’ Sunday and Good Friday. I like this description of…

Easter is Almost Here!!

Holy Week is here, and Easter is almost upon us. Hallelujah! “Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed.”

How surprised they must have been on the first Easter Sunday morning when the women found the tomb open. The Resurrection of Jesus changed the world. For followers of Jesus, life would never be the same.

The Resurrection of Christ is God’s way of announcing that if we believe,…