Pastor Jon Enright

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The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

May 1st, 2024 by

Psalm 19 is one of my favorite Psalms. It speaks of the glory of God that is made evident by the vastness, perfection and majesty of the world he has made. It begins, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork…Their voice goes out through all the earth, and Keep reading…

The Return of the King

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I Have Told You Beforehand

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Our God Reigns

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The Old Temple and the New Temple

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A Matter of the Heart

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David’s Son and David’s Lord

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A Season of Bright Sadness

March 1st, 2024 by

As I write this Pastor’s Pen I am also preparing for our annual Ash Wednesday service, which will mark the beginning of the Season of Lent. In the Eastern Orthodox tradition, Lent is known as the season of “bright sadness.” The name reflects the words of the Apostle Paul, which I often quote during funeral Keep reading…

The God of the Living

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What Belongs to God

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Expecting Great Things

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A Fruitless Tree

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Behold Your King

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Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

January 1st, 2024 by

What does it mean to be poor? As a teenager living in Hong Kong, the shortest route home from school was through a crowded “cardboard village,” where the residents lived in homes shackled together from scraps of tin, plastic and old boards. I can remember pondering, as I walked to our comfortable apartment, what it Keep reading…

Covenant Keeping

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An Advent Meditation

December 1st, 2023 by

Luke begins his gospel with the account of a priest named Zechariah, and his wife, Elizabeth; and he begins by telling us two things about them: they were old, and they had no children because Elizabeth was barren. One of the reasons Luke gives us this information, I think, is that their situation is a Keep reading…

The Seriousness of Sin

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Innies and Outies

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Good News!

October 1st, 2023 by

In Sunday School we have been talking about evangelism and how to share the good news of Christ with the world. One of the most common reasons people are reluctant to share the gospel is that they aren’t exactly sure what to say. Toward that end, I thought I would use this edition of Pastor’s Keep reading…

The Turning Point

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Seeing But Not Perceiving

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The Mute Speak and the Deaf Hear

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Tradition and Piety

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Killing Conscience to Save Face

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Sent Out

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The Veil of Familiarity

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Calming the Storm Within

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Hungry For God

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Meditations of a Kidney Donor

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Finding Strength in Quietness and Trust

June 1st, 2023 by

I trust him so much that I do not doubt he will provide whatever I need for body and soul, and he will turn to my good whatever adversity he sends me in this sad world.He is able to do this because he is almighty God,He desires to do this because he is a faithful Keep reading…

Soil and Seeds

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Why Parables

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The Family of God

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He is Risen!

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Momento Mori

April 1st, 2023 by

This year, because of the ice storm, we were unable to gather for our annual Ash Wednesday service to receive the sign of the cross in ashes on our foreheads and hear the words “remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.” Each year we begin the Lenten Season with the ashen cross Keep reading…

Lord of the Sabbath

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Feasting and Fasting

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What does God look like?

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Even the Demons Believe

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The Time is Fulfilled

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The Messenger

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January 15th, 2023 by

The Gospel of Jesus Christ

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Building Up the Body

January 1st, 2023 by

When we host a meal at our home, it is usually a joint effort between Sharon and me. Since I am the resident “aficionado of meat” I will usually cover that part of the meal while Sharon prepares all of the accoutrements (if you need to know what that word means, ask someone on the Keep reading…

The Prince of Peace

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Christmas Service Message 2022

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December 18th, 2022 by

The Servant King

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Christmas Greetings 2022 from Pastor Jon

December 1st, 2022 by

Christmas Tidings “This salvation was something even the prophets wanted to know more about when they prophesied about this gracious salvation prepared for you. They wondered what time or situation the Spirit of Christ within them was talking about when he told them in advance about Christ’s suffering and his great glory afterward. They were told Keep reading…

The True King

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The Kingdom Divided

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Wisdom Relinquished

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A Promising Start

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Building On The Rock

October 1st, 2022 by

Jesus’ parable in Matthew 7:24-27 is about two men, one who built his house on the rock and the other on the sand. The “house” Jesus was referring to, of course, is not a building, but our individual lives, and the lives of our families. If we build our lives on the sand, Jesus said, Keep reading…

A Matter Of Trust

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The Makings Of A King

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Give Us A King!

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That They Will Know

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King and the King

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Forgiven

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The Communion of Saints

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Prepared To Give An Answer

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The Love We Were Made For

July 1st, 2022 by

The summer before Sharon and I were married she was living with her parents in Auburn Hills and I was living with mine in Romeo. That wasn’t a great distance but it felt like it! When we were apart, the twenty or so miles that separated us might as well have been a thousand. Our Keep reading…

About Spiritual Gifts part 4

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About Spiritual Gifts part 3

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About Spiritual Gifts Part 2

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About Spiritual Gifts

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An Anchor for our Souls

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Unity in the Spirit

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Life Out of Death

April 1st, 2022 by

We will celebrate Easter on April 17, and ponder again the wonder of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. I am often struck by the words of the writer to the Hebrews when he refers to the resurrected Jesus as having “the power of an indestructible life” (Hebrews 7:16). Paul echoes that same truth Keep reading…

Children’s Ministry

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The Testimony of the Spirit

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The Gift of the Holy Spirit

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He is Coming to Judge the Earth

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Why Jesus Had to Die

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The Sacrifice

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The Seeker

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Fully God And Fully Man

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Preparing For The Future

January 1st, 2022 by

The turn of the year is a time for making plans. We take stock of the year that has passed, and we make commitments and establish goals for the year that lies ahead. As Christians, what should be our attitude as we plan for the future? The Epistle of James addresses this question: “Come now, Keep reading…

Come, Lord Jesus

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Immanuel!

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Christmas Greetings 2021 from Pastor Jon

December 1st, 2021 by

Greetings on behalf of the Enright family! As each year passes and Christmas increasingly becomes a celebration of lights and warm feelings, we are reminded with new awe of the profound significance of the season. Paul writes of Christ: He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation… All things were Keep reading…

The Consequence of Sin Part 2

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The Consequences Of Sin

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What Is Sin

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In His Image Part 2

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In His Image Part 1

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God Of Creation

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In The Beginning We Believe Part 2

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Growing Up

September 1st, 2021 by

In Prince Caspian, the second of his classic “Chronicles of Narnia” books, C.S. Lewis describes a meeting between Lucy (the youngest of the children who are the main characters in the books), and Aslan the lion, who is the Christ figure in the stories. Lucy has not seen Aslan for quite some time and she Keep reading…

We Believe Part 1

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Conspiracies and Accountability

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Standing Firm

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In Dark Valleys

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He Leads Me

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Be Still My Soul

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When Avenues Become Obstacles

June 1st, 2021 by

We recently studied the account of Jesus cleansing the temple from John’s gospel (Jn. 2:13-22). John tells us that the temple was being used as a marketplace, to sell livestock as sacrifices to those who had come to Jerusalem for the Passover. There were other merchants exchanging money so that sacrifices could be purchased and Keep reading…

The Shepherd And The Lamb

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Meditations of a New Grandfather

February 1st, 2021 by

On December 7, the Enright family received a miraculous Christmas gift, by the name of Rowan Dailey Enright. He weighed 8lbs., 9oz., and in the four weeks since, he has already brought great joy to us all. Those of you who have preceded me into the privileged ranks of grandparenthood will know what I mean Keep reading…

Against The Night

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In His Image

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An Unprecedented Opportunity

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In The Shadow Of The Cross

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Christmas Sunday

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Sing O Barren Woman!

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Christmas Greetings 2020 from Pastor Jon

December 1st, 2020 by

In Psalm 8, David asks, “What is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?” His question reflects his wonder at the fact that the majestic creator of the vast array of the heavens would even notice the hapless humans who occupy this tiny corner of Keep reading…

Worship The Lord With Gladness

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Be Still My Soul

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