Pastor Jim Wallace

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Don’t Drop Your Guard

by Jim Wallace

Have you heard the news? The worldwide trial with respect to the chief mitigation measure we can take regarding the Coronavirus has been completed.  And the results are conclusive. What worldwide trial?  Well, the field test!  The actual nation-to-nation real-life test regarding the effectiveness of masking up; the nation-by-nation, take-no-prisoners approach to what really happens […]

Unanswered Prayer

by Jim Wallace

Sometimes the sermons I preach Sundays result in some soul-searching in the Wallace household as well. A recent Sunday was an example.  I preached on prayer—that if we believe prayer really makes a difference, then we’ll pray; for God’s Word, God’s Workers and God’s People. The fact is, I struggle with the very issue I […]

Avoiding Worthless Worship

by Jim Wallace

One of the most instructive and compelling statements ever delivered by our Lord Jesus came when He quoted the prophet Isaiah in Matthew 15:7-9:  “You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you: ‘THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME.  BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING […]

Reopening Letter

by Jim Wallace

Dear Church Family, We get to see each other, even be together again, real soon! It’s now official–Our first Risen King Sunday Church Service in more than three months will be held Sunday, June 21st at 11 a.m. at Davis Creek Park in Washoe Valley!   We will be meeting in the Group Picnic Area, as […]

This is Us.

by Jim Wallace

A knee on a neck for nine minutes. . . Heavy, merciless, stubborn, unmoved . . . . . . a recipe for death; a fuse that lit the fire of a national calamity. The kindling?  Ahmaud Arbery, a bright 25-year-old black man innocently jogging through an Atlanta neighborhood, chased down by three white men—one […]

Every Effect Has a…?

by Jim Wallace

The year 2020 has certainly been one that will be remembered. The numbers themselves suggest a year of clear vision; an ability to see ahead with perfect acuity. However, what has happened this year demonstrates just how deficient every one of us is in this matter of predicting what the future holds. Imagine, for a […]

COVID-19 & the Glory of God

by Jim Wallace

“Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone” (Romans 12:19, NIV). My wife Jeanie regularly talks with her older sister who lives in a small town in Nebraska. Her older sister is one of the most talented, intelligent, wonderful, caring, generous and moral people you could ever know.  Through the years […]

What’s Your Method?

by Jim Wallace

What’s Your Method?  Did Jesus really command us to preach the Gospel to all creation?  Well, there it is, in Mark 16:15:  “And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.’” At first glance, it seems a little extreme, doesn’t it?  What difference is the Gospel going to […]

A Not-so-Silly Dove & a Mother’s Love

by Jim Wallace

For all 17 years we have lived in our current home, we’ve had a pair of mourning doves who have nested in the covered entry way to our home, on an upper ledge, not more than six feet from our front door. I seriously doubt it’s been the same pair of mourning doves; I doubt […]

What Really Matters

by Jim Wallace

Just how much has changed in the past six weeks became apparent to me once again, this time in a doctor’s office. I was seeing my infectious disease specialist, Dr. Parker, about the infection from my recent Achilles tendon surgery.  However, I was just as intent on quizzing him about what he recommended I do […]