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A Few Thoughts on Abortion
By: Pastor Bill Nesbitt
Feb 13, 2019

Facts about abortion: 1. The Abortion Industry brings in over 1.1 billion dollars a year. 2. Between 1970-2016 there have been 46,151,640 abortions in the USA. 3. Worldwide since 1980, there have been over 1.5 billion abortions. 4. 43% of women have had an abortion and 47% have had repeat abortions. 5. China performs between 13 and ... Read More


The Most Misunderstood Passage In The Bible: "Do Not Judge"
By: Pastor Bill Nesbitt
Jul 20, 2018

Someone asked me if I knew why his pastor left his church?  I said I didn’t know.  A few weeks later he said he heard that his pastor had a couple of girlfriends on the side.   I said that I was sorry and always hated to see a pastor disqualified.   This fellow said, “But it is like my mother says, ‘... Read More


8 Ways to be a Successful High School Grad!
By: Pastor Bill Nesbitt
May 17, 2018

 8 Ways to be a successful High School Grad! It is May 2018, and once again there will be graduation parties accompanied by the expectations of a bright future.  But too often those expectations fall short because of bad decisions made without prayer and wise counsel.  Here are 8 things to think about as you graduate from high ... Read More


The Characteristics of An Excellent Mom!
By: Pastor Bill Nesbitt
May 12, 2018

A Jewish proverb says God could not be everywhere so He created mothers.  We tend to say nice things about our moms, especially on Mother’s Day. We show appreciation for their work and prayers. We especially want to thank Mom for her influence on our spiritual lives. They introduced us to the Bible. They dragged us to Sunday school and ... Read More


Is an LGBTQ Club Right for Stratford?
By: Pastor Bill Nesbitt
Feb 06, 2018

 Is an LGBTQ Club Right for Stratford? My wife Lisa and I are conservative Christians and believe that homosexuality is sin.  That it is an offense against a Holy God.  Leviticus 18:22 says, “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.” Based on that passage of the Bible and ... Read More


Love One Another
By: Pastor Bill Nesbitt
Dec 07, 2017

How do you respond when people leave your church?  It is true that we are to love one another. Jesus said in John 13:35, “they will know you are My disciples by your love for one another.” Paul calls us to be diligent, to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. We fail time after time to live this out. People come ... Read More


Why I Signed the Nashville Statement on Sexuality
By: Pastor Bill Nesbitt
Oct 16, 2017

In her article, “Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing:  How LGBTQ Oppression Masquerades as Love on non-affirming Christian Campuses”, Erin Green, a Christian LGBTQ activist, questions how Dr. Barry Corey, president of Biola University and 7 other faculty members, can say they love the LGBTQ community and still sign the Nashville ... Read More


The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Technology
By: Pastor Bill Nesbitt
Sep 09, 2017

Do people talk to one another anymore or do they just text and email? Is technology good for Christianity? I think there really is the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to technology. The Good 1 Corinthians 10:31 says, “Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” Is it wrong to use ... Read More


Is it wrong for a Christian to get a tattoo?
By: Pastor Bill Nesbitt
Aug 25, 2017

Movie star John Depp once said, “My body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story.”   The son of one of our good friends, who spent two tours of duty in Afghanistan, had a sleeve of tattoos on one arm.  He explained how different symbols represented friends who had died in battle next to him. Tattoos are hip.  ... Read More


The Donald did us a Solid!
By: Pastor Bill Nesbitt
Jun 30, 2017

One of the biggest reasons evangelicals voted for Donald Trump was the hope that he would nominate a conservative Supreme Court Justice.  A vacancy was left open on the court when Justice Antonin Scalia passed away and the Republicans in congress would not hold a hearing for Obama’s nominee.  Conservatives thank the congress from ... Read More


The Ten Laws of Fatherhood
By: Pastor Bill Nesbitt
Jun 21, 2017

Dads are important, but you would never know that from watching TV.  Shows like, “Father Knows Best” and “My Three Sons” demonstrated respect for the father.  Since then shows like, “Home Improvement” and “Everybody Loves Raymond” present dads in a negative light.  Strong women ... Read More


The Absolute Necessity of Prayer
By: Pastor Bill Nesbitt
Jun 13, 2017

How important is God to you?  How much do you love Him?  How much do you depend on Him?   If we could see how many minutes or hours we have logged into our prayer lives, we could answer those questions.  While we can’t determine that for someone else unless they tell us, we can determine that for ourselves. Think ... Read More


13 Reasons Why Not
By: Pastor Bill Nesbitt
May 12, 2017

If you go on the internet, you will find several articles entitled, "13 Reasons Why Not." This is in response to a new TV show called, "13 Reasons Why."   "13 Reasons Why" follows the aftermath of a teenage girl's suicide and the tapes she left behind that single out each person who she thinks contributed to her death.   Let me ... Read More


Why I want to be a blogger?
By: Pastor Bill Nesbitt
Apr 28, 2017

Welcome to our new website.  One of the features of this site will be a weekly blog by "Yours Truly."  I have been a pastor for 30 years, fifteen of those years here in Central Wisconsin.  While I hate the cold and the snow, I love my church, and the people of this area.  God has called me here and here I will stay until God ... Read More