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Where do you get a hat like that, anyway?

by: Marty Paluch

01/14/2021

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May I ask you a question?

Thanks. If we are to be a force for positive change in eternity and this life, how does it serve our purpose to vilify someone with a different perspective? (Pause) Good answer, it doesn’t.

I know many opinions involve more than mustard or mayo as ones preferred condiment. Issues in relationships whether marriages, children, parents, neighbors, or other citizens are based on some common bond even if it is no more than occupyin...


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Wait for it...wait for it...

by: Marty Paluch

12/17/2020

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This first paragraphs of this post were originally included in Salem's weekly newsletter on December 17. We thought we'd express our droll sense of humor with a little 'bait and switch' tactic. If you'd like to subscribe to our weekly update click here:   https://www.salem4u.com/news/salem-e-news/ Now, back to the feature presentation:

Stop just for a minute, will you? ...


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Joy, Joy, Joy!

by: Marty Paluch

12/10/2020

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What’s the best news you ever heard? “This is the IRS calling, it looks like we DID make the mistake and you have a significant refund due…” “There’s no more sign of cancer anywhere”, “honey, my mom just called, she’s coming to stay with us!” Okay, two out of three is not so bad. Whether it’s the relief of a burden lifted or the excitement of a dream fulfilled or prayers answered, news of this sort can&r...


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A Couple of Joes

by: Marty Paluch

12/03/2020

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While there are a number of Josephs in the Bible, two are familiar standouts – Coat-of–many-colors Joseph and Father-of-Jesus Joseph. Separated by over sixteen centuries, their stories are linked by faith in a God who at times made no sense to them and who may often make no sense to us. And to misquote a little Shakespeare, “therein lies the rub.” In some ways trying to understand God’s thinking is like trying to understand how yo...


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Gratitude and Thanksgiving

by: Steve Perkins

11/25/2020

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What are the first three “I’m grateful for…” things that come to your mind today? Family, friends, health and home are likely top contenders. What about unfriendly neighbors, that persistent rash, or job insecurity? I didn’t think so. It’s human nature to be grateful for the good things in life, but it’s the Christian’s nature to be grateful for all things in life. It seems gratitude in the face of hardship, misfo...


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The Word : Tim Niekerk, Senior Pastor

by: Steve Perkins

11/05/2020

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I think we’d all agree holding membership at a fitness center or owning a tricked out Peloton doesn’t automatically tighten those abs or glutes. You have to actually participate as a member or use the equipment as it was intended to get the benefit you desire. Likewise, to grow as Christ followers, we have to take our interest in the Bible beyond memory verses and a daily devotion. In no way am I knocking memorization or Bible reading. It’s deeper Bibl...


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IS THERE ROOM AT SALEM?

by: Steve Perkins

09/29/2020

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Is there room at Salem for someone who doesn't fully believe? Evidently so, Bob (not the real name) continues to be a part of Salem's ministry even though he doesn't buy into it all. To his credit, Bob is searching for answers and is part of a weekly one-on-one conversation and exploration of the Bible at Salem. Like Tim asked in his sermon this past Sunday, "Do you care enough about people to have that kind of conversation?"

You don't h...


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SALEM ANSWERS THE CALL

by: Steve Perkins

09/25/2020

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At the beginning of September, a woman contacted the church looking for assistance. It turns out that Salem was the tenth church she had called, and we were the only one that took the time to make an appointment for her to tell her story. After two hours, we had discussed every possible topic - her nasty divorce, her spiritual state, her hunger for a church and her current financial need. Later that day, Salem missions staff visited the car repair shop where she took he...


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