Dudley's Blog

Three Reasons to Pursue Racial Reconciliation

There is no room for racism in the heart of the Christian. All racism is hate directed towards someone created in the image of God. The sin of racism is in the very fabric of this nation—its painful ripple effect is still felt, seen, and experienced today—but we must reject all forms of racism at every turn. Jesus shed His blood for all mankind, to bring peace and forgiveness, and to break down the walls…

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Is Jesus in Your Boat?

In times of uncertainty, there is one thing that we can be assured of, and it is that God’s love never fails. Our nation has been brought to a standstill by something unseen and unknown. During this time, we have seen so many people living in fear and filled with all kinds of worry. I personally observe so many people living without hope, living with anxiety, and living as though their problem is greater than…

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During COVID-19, Fear is Contagious, Too—But There’s Hope!

By Pastor Dudley Rutherford In difficult and uncertain times like we’re experiencing right now with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with fear and worry. Fear often stems from a lack of trust in the Lord’s faithfulness, love, and ability to provide. If we trusted in these unwavering qualities of our ever-present God, we would never entertain a single fear. And yet, everyone in the world fears the exact same thing: losing. Think…

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7 Reasons to Build Something Great for God

I have been preaching for more than 40 years, and my calling to become a preacher goes all the way back to the ninth grade. I went forward during the altar call at my father’s church. I told my dad that I wanted to lead a “great church” someday — not just any church, but a great church. Why would I, or anyone else, want to build something great for God? I’m going to share…

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