Pastor Jon Enright

Posts from Pastor Jon Enright.

Christmas Greeting From Pastor Jon

December 1st, 2018 by

When Luke described the ministry of John the Baptist, he characterized his ministry with a quote from the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him’” (Lk. 3:4). Much like those in the ancient world who were sent out before a king Keep reading…

Why Is Belief In The Virgin Birth Of Jesus Important?

December 1st, 2018 by

The vast majority of the information Scripture provides us about Mary is in connection with the birth of Jesus. Besides the Christ child himself, Mary is the central figure in the nativity story. It was to Mary that the angel Gabriel appeared, announcing that, though she was a virgin, she would give birth to a Keep reading…

Only One?

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Seeing and Not Seeing

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Standing Together

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Free!

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The Reach of Grace

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Water Into Wine

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Let the Children Come

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The Song of the Redeemed

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August 26th, 2018 by

God Our Help In Ages Past

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Fear Not

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The Cat

August 1st, 2018 by

Over the past year or so, a feral cat has visited our back door on a regular basis. She is uncanny in her ability to know, not only that I am cooking something, but that I am thinking about cooking something. The cat’s interest in our back door has been the subject of numerous conversations Keep reading…

One Body

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We Believe

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He Alone Is God

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Will We Know Each Other In Heaven?

July 7th, 2018 by

God created each of us with an individual identity and, as individuals, we are not only valuable to God, but he knows us intimately. In Psalm 139, as just one example, David marveled at the intimacy of God’s knowledge of him as an individual. Scripture also teaches that God created us to live in community Keep reading…

What Is Apostasy?

June 7th, 2018 by

Apostasy is to turn away from, or forsake Christ. In Matthew 24:10-12, Jesus warned that many who initially followed him would ultimately fall away from their faith. The Apostle Paul gave a similar warning, saying that there would be a “falling away” or “rebellion” (Gk. apostasia) from among God’s people before the end of the Keep reading…

Blessed Are the Poor

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A New Way

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Who Are the Needy?

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Father Of The Fatherless

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What Does The Lord Require Of You?

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The Deepest Mystery

April 7th, 2018 by

If there is one word that could characterize our universe, it would have to be “mystery.” Advances in science have shed light on the fascinating mystery that is the cosmos. Long range telescopes have shown us amazing cosmological works of art, such as the Cartwheel Galaxy, that is about twice the size of our vast Keep reading…

Their Eyes Were Opened

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O Jerusalem

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Did You Think I Came To Bring Peace?

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If You Would Come After Me

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The Time Is Fulfilled

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An Anchor For the Soul

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Why Are There Two Different Creation Accounts In Genesis?

February 7th, 2018 by

There are many different perspectives regarding how we should understand the relationship between Genesis 1 and 2. Often the discussion centers around questions about apparent contradictions between them, the historical accuracy of the text, or whether they were written by a single author or two or more authors. These questions, in turn, are part of Keep reading…

Further Up and Further In

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Learning To Live By God’s Promises

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God Of Promise

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How Can I Know God’s Will?

January 7th, 2018 by

When I was child listening to Christians talk about God’s will, I got the impression that it was a set map for our lives which must be discovered and followed or negative consequences would follow. The way to know God’s will was to see the signs. A verse during devotions or a coincidence that could Keep reading…

Unto You Is Born A Savior

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Do Not Think It Strange

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What’s With All The Groaning?

November 7th, 2017 by

22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope Keep reading…

Rejoice! Our Judge Is Coming!

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God Of Compassion

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Our Eternal King

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Lead Us Not Into Temptation

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Train Up A Child

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The Discipline Of Forgiveness

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Forgive Us Our Sins

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Shining The Light

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Daily Bread

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May Your Wll, Not Mine, Be Done

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May Your Kingdom Come

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Our Father In Heaven

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Praying in Jesus’ Name

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A High Calling

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Why Pray?

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Where Is God?

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Christ Our All

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A New Commandment

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Faith That Brings Life

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Growing In Grace

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Justified Freely

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Sin And Grace

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Responding To The Epiphany

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Why Do We Refer To Christmas Time As The Advent Season?

December 1st, 2016 by

In the first centuries of the Christian tradition, the church developed a calendar of special holy days and seasons to be observed throughout the year. This is called the “Liturgical Calendar.” Advent is the first season of the Christian year. The name comes from the Latin word, adventus, which means “coming.” It is the season Keep reading…

If The Only Way To Heaven Is Through Jesus, How Were The People Before Him Saved?

September 1st, 2016 by

On the night of his betrayal and arrest, Jesus made a bold statement about himself: “I AM the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). With these words, Jesus taught his disciples the truth that lies at the heart of the Christian faith. Jesus, Keep reading…

What Are The Essentials Of Christianity?

August 1st, 2016 by

Christianity is first and foremost about the salvation that Christ has provided for us through his death on the cross and his resurrection. Many people, however, emphasize the work of Christ as a way of getting to heaven, or having eternal life. While we do receive these things as a result of Jesus’ sacrifice, getting Keep reading…

What Does The Name Immanuel Mean?

December 5th, 2015 by

What does the name Immanuel mean? One of the names we often associate with Jesus at Christmas time is the name “Immanuel.” We associate it with Christmas because it is the name Matthew emphasizes in his narrative of Jesus’ birth. He tells us that the birth of Jesus was the ultimate fulfillment of a prophecy Keep reading…

What Is Intercessory Prayer?

November 5th, 2015 by

What is Intercessory Prayer? Intercessory prayer is prayer for others. An intercessor is one who takes the place of another or pleads another’s case. In intercessory prayer we act as a mediator, standing between God and those we pray for, and appealing to God to intervene on their behalf. Intercession is to be part of Keep reading…

How Can I Overcome Sin?

September 5th, 2015 by

How can I overcome sin in my Christian life? The Apostle Paul explains in Romans chapter 6 that those who have trusted in Christ have been set free from the power of sin (v. 7, 22). There are two ways in which we should understand this bold statement. First, by offering himself as the sacrifice Keep reading…

Must A Christian Be Obedient To Government?

June 5th, 2015 by

Must a Christian be obedient to the government under which he lives?  This is an important question, particularly in these times, when the government under which we live is becoming increasingly critical of foundational Christian values and commitments. It is entirely possible that the day will soon come when what we believe and practice as Keep reading…

Why Did God Create Us?

September 1st, 2014 by

The fact that God created the universe, and human beings in particular, is one of the greatest evidences of his goodness and generosity. Perhaps the best short answer we could give to this question is that God chose to create humanity out of the overflowing abundance of his love. The first thing to notice from Keep reading…

Why Does God Want, Or Need To Be Worshipped?

May 1st, 2014 by

Scripture makes clear that God commands our worship. The first two commandments call us to the worship of God at the exclusion of all other things that might lay claim to our hearts (Ex. 20:1-6), but why? Is there something missing in him so that he somehow needs our worship? Is he an ego-maniac who Keep reading…

What Is Holiness?

July 1st, 2013 by

Holiness is often listed among the attributes of God, but it might be more accurate to say, as one scholar, V. M. Sinton, has put it, “Holiness is the shining brilliance of all God’s attributes blended together into a whole.” We human beings cannot possibly comprehend the full scope of God’s holiness. In fact, on Keep reading…

How Can I Be Sure I Am Praying According To The Will Of God?

January 1st, 2013 by

Many Christians see God’s will as a set map for their lives which must be discovered and followed or negative consequences will follow. In actuality, God’s will is very clear in scripture. Romans 8:29 says God has predestined everyone he has called into relationship with himself to be conformed to the likeness of his son. Keep reading…