Context is Important

Context is Important

Pastor Dave Koppel

Is God testing us? Is COVID-19 a scourge from God? Dear Friends, These are questions that people have been asking. Lately people have been citing 2 Chronicles 7:13-15, “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the... Read More

Opportunities

Opportunities

Pastor Dave Koppel

Fear not, I am with you, oh, be not dismayedFor I am your God and will still give you aid;I’ll strengthen you, help you, and cause you to stand,Upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.("How Firm a Foundation," ELW #796) Dear Friends, This... Read More

Be Bold and Courageous

Be Bold and Courageous

Pastor Dave Koppel

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." — Joshua 1:9 I have a friend who is a "short-timer" at his job. He told me that his... Read More

Riding the Hose

Riding the Hose

Pastor Dave Koppel

Some time ago, I had the privilege to be a volunteer firefighter in a place with the highest water pressure in North America. It was amazing! What does that mean? It means that if you attached the hose to a fire hydrant, opened the... Read More

Time

Time

Pastor Dave Koppel

There is a clock being constructed, right here in a mountain in Texas, that will tick once per year for the next 10,000 years. Jeff Bezos calls it the “10,000 Year Clock.” I’m not really sure that I see the point. He is... Read More