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“Repent! He is Coming!” – A free MP3 sermon by Bryan Johston »

Scripture Reference: Mark 1:1-8 – “How are we to be prepared for the coming of the Lord? John prepared the way for the Lord by proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. Preparation for the Lord’s coming involved confessing sin, forsaking sin, and having sins forgiveness through baptism. Our relationship with the […]

“Don’t Spill the Water” (Author unknown) »

    A lady went to the Pastor of her church and said, “I won’t be attending Church anymore.” He said, “May I ask why?” She said, “I see people on their cell phones texting and typing during the service, some are gossiping, some just aren’t living right, some are sleeping, some are staring at me, […]

“Our Greatest Resource” – by Bryan Johnston »

     Scripture says, “Dear friends let us love one another, for love comes from God.” (1 John 4:7) One thing I always hear about this church is that it is so friendly and welcoming. This attribute comes so naturally. Kindness and hospitality are gifts not commonly found in our world and are sadly missing in […]

God’s Glory and Presence – by Marilee Miller »

Editor’s note: This was written by my friend Marilee Miller, who passed away earlier this year: “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. “For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his […]

“Committed Community” – A Free (MP3) sermon by Bryan Johnston »

Title: Compelled Community – Scripture: 1 Peter 2:9-12 –  “The picture of the church is a group of disciples doing its part to edify the body and advance the kingdom.  It looks like hands and feet bringing love, unity, and hope to the world.  When each part is doing its work it is a healthy, […]

“Looking Back” – A devotional by Bryan Johnston »

When I was in college, I was blessed to spend one summer in Takahagi, Japan teaching English using the Bible. One day our hosting minister Sensei Yatabe, took us on a tour of Tokyo. Without any instruction or preparation, we stepped off the train in downtown Tokyo. Sensei Yatabe looked at me alone, since I […]

Doing Life Together – by Bryan Johnston »

(Editor’s note: Life Groups, often called “Small Groups” in some congregations, are groups of believers that meet at various times  to discuss Christian life. Some follow topical studies, discuss that day’s sermon, or whatever as is their interest. They are very beneficial in growing strength in the congregation. Here is a note Bryan sent out […]

The Light of the World – by Bryan Johnston »

(Written 8/27/17 – shortly after a full solar eclipse was visible from our location) Millions of people traveled hundreds of miles to witness perhaps a once in a lifetime experience – the 2017 Solar Eclipse! We traveled 100 miles to Newport, Oregon to witness one of nature’s amazing sites. It took planning and forethought to […]

When Darkness Turns Into Light – by Bryan Johnston »

On August 21st a total solar eclipse was visible in totality within a band across the entire contiguous United States. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the sun for a viewer on Earth. The last time a total solar eclipse […]

Home Sweet Home – by Bryan Johnston »

My grandfather Harold Martin made his home in the Mona Community in Northeast Montana. His parents homesteaded there in 1915 and after marrying my grandmother Edith in 1925, they built their life together on that land. They had five children together and were active members in the Church and kingdom of God. My grandpa loved […]

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