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Let's Give Each Other a Break

Pastor Dave Koppel

I heard a story recently about a man who was new to the United States who was still getting used to our language and our idioms. He got along with his co-workers fairly well, although he occasionally tripped over a phrase or two. When one of his... Read More

Justice and Mercy

Justice and Mercy

Pastor Dave Koppel

George Carlin once asked, “Can God make a rock so big that even he can't move it?” Sometimes it's hard to understand God. He is Almighty, He is all merciful, He is loving, yet He is just. It's hard to unpack all of that. Is there... Read More

Forgive Us Our Trespasses

Forgive Us Our Trespasses

Pastor Dave Koppel

Forgive us our trespasses… Luke 6:27-29, 37 But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other... Read More

One Another

One Another

Pastor Dave Koppel

I’ve been trying to connect with an old friend with whom I went to school. It’s been years, and I had no idea where he had moved, so I enlisted some of my classmates in the search. The other day I didn’t hear from him, but I... Read More

Baptized

Baptized

Pastor Dave Koppel

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. – Isaiah 43:1b  Picture this: A young woman on an hour-long plane ride, 8 months pregnant, just out of an abusive relationship, alone and without a plan... Read More