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Making the Best Use of the Time

Stuck “in shelter”? Wondering what to do with all of this time? Asking big questions about the purpose of life, and why this world is so broken and heartbreaking? These words are packed with wisdom for us: “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore…

Refreshment for Your Soul

What a tremendous blessing that God has granted to us. That simply by a receiving faith, by taking from God’s hand a generous gift, we have been justified. God has declared us to be righteous.  Father, you have declared a verdict over me: JUSTIFIED.   Not guilty.  Innocent of all charges.  Acquitted.  For that is what JUSTIFIED means. It is language from the…

Pastor’s Report

2019 was a wonderful year for Lakeside Baptist Church and for me as I served LBC as pastor. I continue to be thoroughly thankful for a church family that is mutually supportive and loving, not just toward me but toward each other. There are many servant-hearted people in our church and this makes serving this family a joy. For much of the…

ADVENT SERMON SERIES 2019: “Birth Marks” – Five Biblical Births that Made a Mark on History

Quick question: what is one thing that Isaac, Moses, Samson, Samuel and Jesus have in common? “Pastor Tom, they were all a part of ancient Israel.” If you said that, you are correct. But that’s not what I was thinking. “Pastor Tom, they are all male.” True. Let’s go more specific. “Pastor Tom, they all have S’s in their names!” True again.…

Making Life Count

There is a certain time of the year that all sailors dread: the end of the sailing season. I am an amateur sailor, but it is certainly in my blood. I love the peaceful time on the water with my family. I love the wind and how it moves a heavy boat. I love the time in God’s beautiful creation, the rest…