From the Pastor

I recently read about an article that the Tampa Bay Times ran on October 10, 2017. 

According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, a man named William Joe Johnson, 26, stole an undisclosed amount of money from the Achieva Credit Union. Johnson entered the bank just before 11 a.m., approached the teller, implied he had a gun and told the teller to give him cash, according to deputies. He ran from the credit union with the cash.

After an investigation, deputies found Johnson at a local hotel. In an interview, detectives said Johnson told them he was in need of money so he searched on Google and found "how to rob a bank."  

Sometimes it seems like Google has an answer for every question we might ask it.  But that doesn’t mean that we should always listen to or do what Google tells us. Ask William Joe Johnson about that.  

It’s been said that in life, we tend to find what we’re looking for. Let me suggest to you the best source for answers: God’s Word, the Holy Bible. The Bible directs our minds to ask the best questions, like “What is God like?” “What comes after death?” and “Why am I here?”

Jesus said, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7)

The Bible doesn’t answer every question we might ask but it does answer every question we should be asking.  

Think about that, 



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Missions Emphasis Weekend  May 20-21

  • Dick and Sara Hart,  missionaries serving in Bolivia
  • Ladies Gathering and Lunch with Sara Hart, Saturday, 5/20    10:30-12:30
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Open Play Pickleball  Saturday, May 27  @ 9:30-11:30  am

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