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Let’s Hear It For Nerds!

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The geeky guys in TV’s Big Bang Theory can’t wait for the next Comic-Con. These comic book conventions have been held annually in San Diego since the 1970s, and several episodes of the T.V. series have centered around the four guys’ obsession with immersing themselves in this comic world of fantasy. Penny just shakes her […]

Our Changing Neighborhood

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From Pastor Connie: Altadena/Pasadena is in the midst of a sea change, spurred by a hot housing market. When real estate prices boom, there is a lot of movement — literally. Renters are squeezed out, those trying to buy their first home have to look further afield, retirees feel the pressure to move to capitalize their retirement […]

Keeping Women In Their Place, part 2

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(Before reading this, please review Part 1 from last week’s Messenger.) Historically, Baptists have been opposed to creeds, or official lists of things a person has to believe. This is because of the bedrock conviction that the Bible alone is our source of revealed spiritual truth. Seeing how the Roman Catholic Church had, over the […]

Keeping Women In Their Place, part 1

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Some of you may have been surprised to read recently about the removal of Dr. Paige Patterson, a major leader in the 15-million-member Southern Baptist Convention. The May 23 headline in USA Today reads: “Southern Baptist Leader Removed as President of Seminary after Remarks about Abused Women.” If you went on to read the article, […]

What Is “True Worship”?

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Pastor George is away this week officiating a wedding in New York, so I (Loren) thought I would talk with you about my favorite topic — worship! Have you ever wondered why we worship at ABC like we do? We have a hybrid style of music — born of our diverse heritage…in both the Baptist […]

How’s Your Tongue Today?

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Have you hurt anyone’s feelings with your words? Have you talked about someone behind their back? Have you said something you’d like to take back? Yup, that tongue of yours has a mind of its own. There’s a lot in the Bible about this. Here are a few samples: A soft answer turns away wrath, […]

Throw Your Whole Self Into It

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“Whatever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not for people.” – (Colossians 3:23) Have you ever been around someone who totally throws himself into whatever he is doing? Whether it’s an exciting new project or a ho-hum daily task, whether it’s running a campaign for local office or taking care of […]

At the Corner of Grace and Love

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TV commercials are so predictable and boring that I tend to zone out through most of them. And Walgreens is definitely not my favorite pharmacy. So, it surprised me that I kept noticing the tag line at the end of each of their ads, “At the Corner of Happy and Healthy.” I realized that this […]

All Are Precious In His Sight

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When there is a fifth Sunday in any month, it has been ABC’s practice in recent years to keep the children in the sanctuary throughout the morning worship service and to focus the music and the message on them. This coming Sunday we will continue our emphasis on Global Outreach, trying to look at our […]

Hornets, If That’s What It Takes

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Last weekend we celebrated Global Outreach Sunday, and Pastor Connie’s sermon was a classic. Beginning with Jesus’ Great Commission, “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to everyone,” she took us on a trip across the globe to visit all the missionaries we, as a church, support in many lands and nations. Then […]