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So far Pastor David Freshour has created 71 blog entries.

FREE TO BE HONEST

My high school baseball coach had a firm rule against chewing tobacco and he wanted to draw it to our attention. He got our attention all right.  Before long we’d all tried it! It was a sure test of manhood. One day I’d just popped a plug in my mouth when one of the players [...]

2017-08-04T11:44:38+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Refresh|

I’ve Got It All In Hand

People often need to be able to explain a tragedy “For He “has put everything under His feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put under Him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ.” ‭‭(1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:27‬) Tragic things can happen to anyone. How we respond [...]

2017-07-27T11:48:46+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Categories: Refresh|

God, Our Refuge

Refuge is a favorite word of David’s. You will count as many as forty-plus appearances in some versions of the Bible. But never did David use the word more poignantly than in Psalm 57. The introduction to the passage explains its background…“A song of David when he fled from Saul into the cave.” Lost in [...]

2017-07-25T12:53:02+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

How Much is Enough?

“For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins” (Matthew 6:14-15).   Picture your enemy tied to a whipping post. How many lashes? How much justice is enough? As your foe slumps [...]

2017-07-20T12:24:17+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Categories: Refresh|

Forgiveness Can Bring Freedom

Colossians 3:13 says, “As Christ forgave you, so you also must do.” Really, God? Begin the process of freedom. How? Well, keep no list of wrongs. Pray for your antagonists rather than plot against them. Hate the wrong without hating the wrongdoers. Turn your attention away from what they did to you to what Christ did for you. [...]

2017-07-14T12:21:30+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Categories: Refresh|

More Sponge, Less Rock

Make God’s presence your passion. How? Be more sponge and less rock.    Put a rock in the ocean, and what happens? It’s surface gets wet. The exterior may change color, but the interior remains untouched. Yet place a sponge in the ocean, and notice the change. It absorbs the water. The ocean penetrates every [...]

2017-06-16T19:50:12+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: Refresh|

Trusting God Is Good for Your Health

“I said to myself, ‘Relax, because the Lord takes care of you’” (Psalm 116:7). God has given you the gift of your body, and it comes with an owner’s manual: the Bible. In it are all the instructions you need to take care of yourself and live a long life. You already know the basics: [...]

2017-06-10T16:32:29+00:00 June 10th, 2017|Categories: Refresh|

The Bible Always Survives and Always Will

 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away” (Matthew 24:35) . The Bible is the most despised, derided, denied, disputed, dissected, and debated book in all of history. This Bible has been under attack for centuries, for everything you can imagine. Yet the Bible is still the most read, most [...]

2017-05-30T09:23:10+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Categories: Refresh|

Regarding Others As More Important

When Paul writes, “consider others better than yourselves” he uses a verb that means “to calculate,” “to reckon” (Philippians 2:3). To consider others better than yourself, is not to say you have no place; it is to say that you know your place.   Scripture says: “Don’t cherish exaggerated ideas of yourself or your importance, [...]

2017-05-24T11:33:41+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Categories: Refresh|

Christ Lives in You

How could we ever hope to have the heart of Jesus as the Bible promises? Ready for a surprise? If you are in Christ, you already have the heart of Christ. Paul said it succinctly in Galatians 2:20…“Christ lives in me.” And Paul explains it with these words, “Strange as it seems, we Christians actually [...]

2017-05-10T09:46:46+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Categories: Refresh|