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Take It With You 03.06.2022

Have you ever considered that Jesus was given extravagant gifts at the beginning of his earthly life and again towards the end?  Magi brought gifts and bowed down and worshiped Him, their heads at Jesus’ little baby/toddler feet, just like the last extravagant gift recorded was also at His feet.  This time though, cracked, worn, […]

A Pastor’s Perspective 03-01-2022

Friends, I just can’t get the pictures out of my mind that are showing up in social media of Christians in Ukraine praying for their country. They are meeting outside, in homes and in churches to pray. Our youth went to the Ukraine in 2007 on their International Mission trip and fell in love with […]

Take It With You 02.27.2022

A Prayer for Unity in The Church Father, God, There is so much that we allow to divide us… Political differences Denominational differences Cultural differences Different backgrounds, priorities, choices, values, The list goes on and on and on and on… Grant us wisdom-individually and collectively, Locally-Snyder Memorial Baptist Church, Globally-The Church, the global Body of […]

A Pastor’s Perspective 02-22-2022

We had a great weekend here at Snyder! Our youth hosted our “keeners” Saturday night and ushered us back to the 50s as we twisted the night away. Burgers, fries and apple pie ala mode filled the tummy as our talented youth entertained us with trivia and musical numbers. Thanks to the Keen Team planning […]

Take It With You 02.20.2022

The ancestral lineage of Jesus has been recorded according to the custom in ancient times, providing great historical documentation. Matthew’s first chapter opens with the “genealogy of Jesus the Messiah.” Many find reading the detailed list laborious, but it is quite remarkable, including five women, which is uncharacteristic of “ancient patriarchal societies” says Timothy Keller […]

A Pastor’s Perspective 02-15-2022

Happy Valentine’s Day!!! I realize you’ll get The Bell after the fact; but, still….I hope you enjoyed the day to celebrate with loved ones. Becky and I celebrated our 40th anniversary on Sunday. God has blessed us to be married long enough to have a better understanding of how love changes over time. I’m grateful […]

Take It With You 02.13.2022

“Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.” There is an ancient comparison between bees and the Holy Spirit. Bees are well known for being able to dwell in a variety of vessels. For example, you could take a flowerpot and, with a […]

A Pastor’s Perspective 02-11-2022

The Family of God. We’ve been hearing Andy speak about our “Family” over the last few weeks. Each of us is a valuable and important part of this Body of Christ with our individual gifts and talents. Using those gifts and talents is how we glorify God and experience the joy of serving. One of […]

Take It With You 02.06.2022

In the same way that God has given us our physical bodies with each part working together, we each have a role in unity in the body of Christ.  If you’ve ever had surgery on a thumb or toe, (we’ve had both at our house) you find out neither are as small as you thought. […]

A Pastor’s Perspective 02-04-2022

Appointed in August, the PSC began meeting immediately, dissecting responsibilities and prioritizing tasks. With Mark Ingram voted as chairman, this committee began a time of discernment, researching various models of search committees. Mike Cogdill had recommended the Centers for Healthy Churches. This new approach brought both questions and new possibilities. In October, the PSC interviewed […]