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 By Kevin Cernak    Opinion    January 20, 2021 

Preacher's Piece

Whenever someone comes to me for counsel, we meet and discuss the situation and talk about whatever their struggle is. As you know I am a firm believer in the Bible - and I follow its teachings to...

 

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It’s been a topsy turvy several weeks. This election has left many scratching their heads and some with a giant knot in their gut because it appears an injustice has occurred. Maybe so. Many of us...

 

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“Merry Christmas!” A couple were in a busy shopping center just before Christmas. The wife suddenly noticed that her husband was missing. Since they had a lot to do, she called his phone. "Where a...

 

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Christmas is weird. What other time of the year do you sit in front of a dead tree and eat candy out of your socks? Ten things Jesus never said: 1. You've gone too far to be saved. 2. I'm so...

 

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I used to own a 1965 International Harvester Scout. Back in the day IHC not only made tractors and farm equipment but they also made SUV’s. The Scout was one of the original SUV’s. I picked my...

 

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I came across an organization this week that I had never heard of before. It’s called “The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.” Since 1947, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (heretofore referred...

 

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Life on earth is very short. The Bible says: “With the Lord a thousand years are like a day,” (2 Peter 3:8). In other words, as God sees life on this earth: ● Abraham was born on Wednesday. ...

 

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You know, being a kid was great. Being a grown up is hard work. As a kid we played some and we worked a lot. Being a farm kid meant we worked hard and we did everything the old fashioned way. I...

 

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I’m not sure where, on the calendar of life, middle age begins and ends, but my kind and loving brother said to me a couple months ago: “You walk like an old man.” Did you know there’s a word...

 

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Don't be upset that rose bushes have thorns; rejoice that thorn bushes have roses. As we approach the election on November 3, I’ve been emphasizing intercessory prayer. I don't know why prayer...

 

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A few weeks ago I mentioned The Black Robed Regiment in this column. That initiated a bit of a response from some readers. One person wrote to me and said he had never before seen The Black Robed...

 

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Life is hard. It always has been and it always will be. We are under attack from all angles it seems. From politics to culture to family to our own personal religious beliefs - we’re all under...

 

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When I was a kid my brothers and I and our cousins would go camping down by our creek. There were usually about 6 of us who set up our little pup tents. We’d sit around a warm fire and talk deep...

 

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Love is probably one of the most misused words in the English vocabulary. It can have many different meanings. Someone will say: “I love your sweater.” Or, “I love pizza.” Or, “I love to...

 

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Thomas Jefferson talked about the Wall of Separation between Church and State. Jefferson’s intent in that Wall of Separation was to keep the State from overtaking the church or demand that we...

 

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On March 10, 2015, a group of Belgian tourists were sent on a detour of close to 800 miles after a GPS navigation error by their bus driver. They were meant to arrive at the French alpine resort of...

 

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Somebody told me this week: “I’m so ready to get this year over with.” I came into this year with the highest expectations. I just thought God was going to do a great and mighty work among us. T...

 

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With all the unrest and division and disruption and hate around us, life can be somewhat unsettling. When the rioters began rioting and looting in Minneapolis and in Portland and Seattle, it was...

 

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I just saw a burglar kicking his own door in. I asked, “What are you doing?” He said, “Working from home.” This COVID-19 thing just keeps dragging on and I think most of us are pretty sick of...

 

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock the last few months or been in a coma, or in military Boot Camp, you’ve probably heard the phrase “cancel culture” more than once. What exactly does...

 
 By Kevin Cernak    Opinion    August 5, 2020

Preacher's Piece

We’ve been doing a study on Sunday mornings about how to overcome evil with good. “When the days get darker,” God says, “here is what you must do: Overcome evil with good!” How do we overcom...

 
 By Kevin Cernak    Opinion    July 29, 2020

Preachers Piece

Windshields and Bugs - This time of year it’s practically impossible to keep your windshield clean of splattered up dead bugs. The gas station squeegee is just not enough to keep up. So I came up...

 
 By Kevin Cernak    Opinion    July 22, 2020

Preacher's Piece

You don’t need me to tell you that these are difficult days in our country. After years in which many had hoped for progress, anger and violence over race and other issues have reached new...

 
 By Kevin Cernak    Opinion    July 15, 2020

Preacher's Piece

“They behaved like men wielding axes to cut through a thicket of trees,” (Psalms 74:5). A couple of years ago my wife found me a new office desk on Craigslist. She negotiated the price and got it...

 
 By Kevin Cernak    Opinion    July 8, 2020

Preacher's Piece

This past Sunday was my 27th anniversary as Pastor of Martintown Community Church. July 4, 1993 was the day the Congregation called my wife and I to be their leaders. Looking back … in 1993 the...

 

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