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So far Pastor David Freshour has created 66 blog entries.

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|

Why Hope Isn’t the Same as Optimism

“We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them” (Romans 8:28). Life often brings you matters that are difficult to swallow, like a sickness, a job loss, or the death of a friend or family member. Those pills [...]

2017-05-25T11:01:21+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Categories: Refresh|

But God Can

When you feel helpless, where can you turn? I suggest you turn to one of Jesus’ most intriguing teachings about prayer! Luke tells the story of a persistent neighbor looking to borrow bread at midnight. Imagine it’s you ringing the doorbell. The door opens. “What are you doing here?” he asks. You answer, “A friend of [...]

2017-05-03T13:40:49+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Refresh|

Applying God’s Word Is Vitally Important

“Knowledge puffs up while love builds up” (1 Corinthians 8:1) Did you know studying the Bible can be dangerous? In fact, the results of Bible study could be disastrous. Sounds strange, I know. But God intended for us to apply the Bible to our lives, not just read it. The Bible is about transformation, not [...]

2017-05-03T09:52:38+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Categories: Refresh|

The Cross Says ‘Let It Go’

“Be careful that none of you fails to respond to the grace which God gives, for if he does there can very easily spring up in him a bitter spirit which is not only bad in itself but can also poison the lives of many others” (Hebrews 12:15). Forgiveness is free. But it’s not cheap. [...]

2017-04-19T10:07:26+00:00 April 15th, 2017|Categories: Refresh|

Put Into Practice

“Put into practice what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me” (Philippians 4:9). A not-so-bright fellow saw a sign in a travel agency window: Cruise–$100 cash. He walked in and when the fellow at the desk asked for the money, the not-so-bright guy started counting it out. When he got to [...]

2017-04-06T09:54:33+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Categories: Refresh|