Pastor Tyler Horton

November 2014

The Most Wonderful Event

Christmas is coming and we have probably already spend more time preparing our houses than our hearts.  I came across this extended quote while I was reading for our current sermon series in Ephesians 1:11-14 and it pushed me to remember which is most important: "The coming of the Son of God into this world from heaven is always in the Bible a theme for praise and glory and thanksgiving. I ask, therefore, whether that is our response to it. Is that the effect which it has upon us? As human beings we all tend to show our reactions, our enthusiasms. You have but to pass a football ground on a Saturday afternoon, and you will hear people expressing themselves very definitely. The same thing happens when they listen to a play or when they see anything that pleases them. When they read a book that pleases them they must tell someone about it and talk about it. Do we Christian people do the same with respect to the Advent of the Son of God into this world? I sometimes fear that...

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He Needed God Right Now...

WARNING: The video below contains extremely graphic and distressing material.   Recently I finished reading "Rangers in the Gap" which chronicles the story of Dave Eubank and the Free Burma Rangers.  Their ministry has been to get in between the Burmese Army and the civilians.  They have brought help and hope to thousands but as you can imagine, the work has also put them in grave danger on many occassions. The following is an excerpt from the chapter by Doh Say who came to follow Jesus through Dave.  "Let's pray right now, Doh Say. Okay? In the truck.  At the restaurant.  Among government officials.  Or with the prime minister himself!  Dave didn't hesitate.  He prayed with anyone, for anyone, anywhere. It embarrassed me at first.  But I grew to appreciate his spontaneous acknowledgment that he needed God right now to be present and active.  God's peace covered us each time he called...

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