Author Archives: Rory Grooters // Lead Pastor

Standing for Heroes fallen

On the morning of September 11th 2001, as I watched the news, I was filled with gut wrenching shock and a sense of surreal-ness followed by great rage & anger, as I watched helpless victims choose to fall to their … Continue reading

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“God doesn’t have hit men”

  One June 11th an ISIS terrorist killed 39 people in the Pulse Night Club on Orlando, FL. The Pulse is a gay bar, frequented and filled mostly with homosexuals. The terrorist in one of his 911 calls during the … Continue reading

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Don’t Play It Safe

There’s a new American Idol and it isn’t on TV. This new idol is so powerful & pervasive it dominates our decisions & determines our directions. People who are paralyzed by it see their dreams discarded, their faith diminished, their … Continue reading

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Peace on Earth

During the Civil War Henry Longfellow wrote the following poem:  “I heard the bells on Christmas Day. Their old familiar carols play, both wild and sweet, the words repeat of peace on earth, good-will to men! But in despair I … Continue reading

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Do We Need More in Order to be More Thankful?

In Philippians 1:3-6, Paul wrote, “I thank my God every time I think of you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know How Birds do it.

“After the smiles, hugs, prayers and kisses, we waved goodbye to our middle daughter as she started the nine hour drive back to college with her friend, after a four day midterm break at home. And as happy and proud … Continue reading

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God Goes to the Movies

Have you noticed the rush of Christian based, Gospel centered movies that have come out in theaters throughout North America over the last year? From “Heaven is For Real”, to “Do You Believe”, to last year’s smash spring summer run … Continue reading

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