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Danger of Being a Pastor

Dear Friends and Family of Hilton Baptist Church,   There is a danger in being a pastor.  I don’t think I am the only pastor to experience this but sometimes it feels as if I am.  It is very easy to allow my faith to become something I ‘do’ rather than something that is alive […]

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The Past..The Present..The Future

Dear Friends and Family of Hilton Baptist Church,   I recently spent some time on vacation.  There were a few excursions I wanted to be sure Karen and I took together during this time off.  One of the day trips we planned was a drive to Letchworth State Park.   When we arrived we were […]

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What Price Are We Willing To Pay?

Dear friends and family of Hilton Baptist Church, I recently read an article online about a church that is trying a new approach in attracting new people.  I honestly did not know if I could believe what I was reading.   Yet there are many things in this world that continue to surprise me and I […]

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Matters of the Heart

Dear friends and family of Hilton Baptist Church, As most of you know by now I recently had a medical procedure called a heart ablation.  As I write this I am home sitting on the couch “taking it easy” per instructions from the doctor and insistence from my loving wife.  Most of the people I […]

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Pick Up The Spoon

Members and Friends of HBC, This morning I had breakfast.  I’ve had breakfast nearly every morning for the last 44 years.  If my math is correct, over the course of my life I’ve had breakfast approximately 16,060 times!  That is a lot of Frosted Flakes. I can’t remember what was on the menu each morning.  […]

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Take A Look In The Mirror

Dear friends of Hilton Baptist Church, I called him “Red”.  He was a bit of a celebrity at my previous church in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  He usually showed up at the church every morning between 8:00 and 10:00 and had a way of getting people’s attention.  Some people found him amusing; some found him to be […]

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Things I Should Not Be Thankful For

  Dear Friends and Family of Hilton Baptist Church, There has been a sermon idea floating around in my head for a little while now.  I just have not been able to figure out how to transfer the idea from my brain into a spoken Sunday morning message.  Perhaps this is a good opportunity to […]

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A Season And Reason For Everything

Dear friends of HBC, Occasionally someone will say “Everything happens for a reason”.  I know this thought brings comfort to some people and in no way do I wish to take that away from anyone.  However, I myself never really believed this.  There are too many “loopholes” in this belief for me.  It has been […]

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The Strength of the Pack

Dear friends of HBC, I read a quote recently that caught my attention.  The English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist Rudyard Kipling said “For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack”.   Perhaps the same can be said about the church?  “For the strength of […]

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You’re Not In Control

  Dear friends of Hilton Baptist Church, I once knew someone who was obsessed with weather.  Yes, he truly was obsessed.  The Weather Channel was his favorite television program and he was an expert in storm patterns, the heat index, tropical depressions and anything else related to the weather.  He would become extremely excited when […]

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