Pastor Blog

The Pastor’s Perspective

From time to time, the ministerial staff of Crievewood will share their thoughts, perspectives and life experiences. These musings may help bring you closer to God. They might inspire and lift you up with a powerful story. Or they may simply tickle your funny bone. This is our way of staying connected with our congregation — our family — throughout the week. Enjoy!
Tuesday, 29 January 2019
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      Why study the Bible?  Previously we discussed why all the Bible translations and how to read the Bible effectively.  The assumption behind writing those articles is that you like to read the Bible and want to do so effectively.  Yet that may not be the case for you.  Maybe you are a person who ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/29/2019 2:17 PM by Dr. Ray Miller
Friday, 25 January 2019
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                Once you have a translation you like, what’s next?  How do you then go about reading the Bible?  Below are some practical steps on becoming a comprehensive Bible reader.  Have a plan.  While the scriptures are God-breathed, and God can certainly speak anywhere and anytime God wants ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/25/2019 1:46 PM by Dr. Ray Miller
Wednesday, 23 January 2019
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               Yesterday, we began a discussion about Bible translations.  There are so many out there (and more coming each year, including my doctoral professor Scot McKnight’s translation of the New Testament called The Second Testament).  How do we know which one is the best and which one to trust?                  ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/23/2019 10:54 AM by Dr. Ray Miller
Tuesday, 22 January 2019
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            I get asked quite a bit about Bible translations.  What is the best translation?  Which is closest to the original languages?  Which is the most readable translation?  What is the best translation for studying the Bible? These are all good questions, and I am sure ones that perhaps you have ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/22/2019 2:55 PM by Dr. Ray Miller
Monday, 05 November 2018
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The words NOT ENOUGH are everywhere. Images of NOT ENOUGH are everywhere. The feeling of NOT ENOUGH is every day. We immersed ourselves into the Word this weekend, learning about our worth in Christ, how we are more than enough IN Him. We dreamed and prayed about who we want our children to ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/05/2018 10:53 AM by Kathryn Ervin
Thursday, 29 March 2018
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  HOLY WEEK REFLECTIONS MAUNDY THURSDAY Mark 14:17-42   When evening came, Jesus arrived with the Twelve. 18 While they were reclining at the table eating, he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me—one who is eating with me.” 19 They were saddened, and one by one they said to ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/29/2018 3:56 PM by Ray Miller
Wednesday, 28 March 2018
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  HOLY WEEK REFLECTIONS WEDNESDAY Mark 14:3-11  While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head. 4 Some of those present were ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/28/2018 11:30 AM by Ray Miller
Tuesday, 27 March 2018
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Jesus then began to speak to them in parables: “A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a pit for the winepress and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place. 2 At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants to collect from them some ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/27/2018 10:07 AM by Ray Miller
Monday, 26 March 2018
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HOLY WEEK REFLECTIONS: MONDAY   The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. 13 Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs. 14 Then he said to the tree, ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/26/2018 10:39 AM by Ray Miller
Wednesday, 03 January 2018
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2017 has now faded into the darkness, and we welcome 2018. I do not know about you, but I love New Year’s Day. It feels like a fresh start. Oh, our problems may still be there, but it is a time for reflection. I hope that you have taken some time to reflect back on where God has worked in your life ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/03/2018 10:06 AM by Ray Miller
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
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Posted on 06/28/2017 3:16 PM by jw
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