Danger in the Manger

Danger in the Manger

https://youtu.be/JbjsOapLsYU   I am old enough to remember the early broadcasts by CBS of  "A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS" which began in 1965.  It has been a beloved part of our culture for the past 50 years.  In the special's climatic scene, Linus relieves Charlie...

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The Church: E4 Gifts

The Church: E4 Gifts

Paul speaks in Ephesians about the ministry gifts that Jesus left with His disciples when His ascended into Heaven.Ephesians four describes apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers that are given to equip the church. Their primary function is to train,...

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Listen to Father’s Voice

Listen to Father’s Voice

The Spirit of God is continually convicting us and drawing us as Jesus is constantly interceding on our behalf at the right hand of the Father. The aim of our lives is to be found faithful to the end and hear the words from the master saying, “Well done, good and...

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Important Questions About Christ’s Lordship

Important Questions About Christ’s Lordship

I was recently meeting with a young leader who was planting a church. I was asking him about the vision God was giving them to pursue. Instead of the usual approach to the idea of vision we have seen from the business/church growth movements of the past 60 years (If...

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Building Family is a Better Way

Building Family is a Better Way

When meeting new people and talking about our family of churches, I am often asked, “Are you all some sort of a network.”  I usually say, “We have some characteristics that may seem like a network, but the heart of who we are is a family.”  I usually add, “God’s...

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