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What Does It Mean To Be With Jesus?

Wayne Staker
The book of Acts gives us wonderful insights into the establishment of the church, and it contains many “firsts” in the Bible. In Acts, the church begins, it grows to include the Gentiles, and many points of doctrine and practices are established. Acts is full ... Read more

How Do You Measure Your Blessings?

Nathaniel Wall
Some soul filling thoughts to consider this holiday season. If someone were to ask, “Are you blessed?”, you would likely start taking an inventory of the stuff you have: friends, family, fortune, food , fun. I know I likely would. After examining your material and ... Read more

Children’s Ministry Safety Procedures

Nathaniel Wall
Our children’s ministry staff has been working diligently to prepare for a safe re-opening of our kid’s classes. We wanted to inform parents and guardians of the expectations we desire to maintain in our classrooms. Please read through the following safety guidelines and procedures and ... Read more

Reopening Guidelines

Nathaniel Wall
Updated 4.8.21 We recognize that this has been a season of many unknowns. It’s our heart’s desire to provide a safe place for you to worship and be encouraged by the truth of God’s word. Here are some general guidelines that ABC has committed to ... Read more
widow's mite

Rethinking the Widow’s Mite

Nathaniel Wall
Like me, you are probably familiar with the story of the widow’s mite. If it seems a little fuzzy, let me remind you. A poor widow goes to the temple in Jerusalem and gives away the only money she has in an offering to the ... Read more
relationship conflict

How Do I Deal with Relationship Conflicts?

Wayne Staker
Relationships. Too often we find ourselves struggling with the relationships in our lives. Struggling with relationships that used to be healthy, but something happened. Struggling with relationships that are important to us, but we can’t seem to keep them from conflict. Struggling to maintain relationships ... Read more

Regarding 2020 Grace Haven Bible Camp

Nathaniel Wall
Special Announcement Regarding 2020 Grace Haven Bible Camp The SITUATION: We regret to inform you that recent developments in the Covid-19 pandemic have caused us to make some last minute alterations to our camp plan this year. When we decided to move forward with camp ... Read more

I Plead the Ninth

Lincoln Huseby
I must admit that I am not sure what the ninth amendment says, but the 9th commandment from Exodus 20:16 reads like this: “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.” When we read this in scripture, we often translate it as: “Do not lie”. ... Read more
faith without works is dead

Four Reasons Why People Misinterpret James 2: “Faith Without Works is Dead”

Nathaniel Wall
James 2 is a key passage in the Bible. It is commonly misinterpreted. However, it can be easily understood. Here are 4 Reasons why people misinterpret James 2: “Faith without works is dead”.   #1. They forget about James 2:10 (this is crucial). In James 2, ... Read more
church leadership

Will the Real Church Leaders Please Stand Up?

Wayne Staker
Leadership. Just saying the word out loud can make some people break into a cold sweat. But for believers, leadership is a fundamental characteristic of our Christian faith. Let me explain. Several of the staff at Alpine Bible Church recently finished studying a book called ... Read more