Last week we looked at LIFE AROUND, placing important emphasis on living our spiritual lives AROUND others in order to witness God’s works, witness to God’s works, and testify with our very own faith stories.

This week, we’re ending our series by looking at LIFE OUT, and the importance of going OUT to share the good news.

Church Life Artwork LIFE OUT_____________________


    • …is a life that is…

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Last week we looked at LIFE IN, placing important emphasis on our inward spiritual life and how we grow in our relationship with God.  That relationship is firm place, a solid place, built on prayer, study, and our own gifts that we give to God for His use.

Church Life Artwork LIFE AROUNDThis week, we’re going to look at LIFE AROUND, and the importance of our lives as lived around others.



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CHURCH LIFE: Weeks 1 & 2

CHURCH LIFE: Week 1 & 2

Below is the write-up from our series called CHURCH LIFE.  The write-ups may be “raw’ at times, with just simple notes for points (I apologize; but hey, maybe you could come to service if you’re near by! 11am, Sundays!).  Week 1 is called WHY CHURCH? and Week 2 is called LIFE IN (this one is a more substantial and coherent write-up, as the others will be).  You’ll see icons for the weeks that…

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Made in an Image

Apps.  If you have a smartphone, you depend upon them everyday.  They tell us when to get up, when to go to the doctor, when someone has commented on a photo, how to spell a word, how many miles we ran (if you’re into that), and even what to buy.  You could say that they control our lives, or at least influence them more than they influence us.  They exercise a certain amount of control over us…

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Truth is Truth

A couple of weeks ago, as I turned on the air and the lights for our Monday morning Bible study, I noticed this sign stuck in the light socket.  I half-grinned, searching my mind for a more appropriate way to get the message across to the different groups that meet here.  “Hmm, maybe something white, simple font, good spacing…Ooooh! I can laminate it!!!  I’ll use sticky-tack so it won’t leave any…

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Message for June 15, 2014

What do you look for in a father? What’s the best thing about them?


MATTHEW 28.18–20

28:18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

28:20 and teaching them to obey everything that I have…

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What is that pesky “wedding garment” anyway?

What is that pesky “wedding garment” anyway?


A great examination of holiness…

Originally posted on Rev. Brent L. White:

wesley_bobbleheadThis Sunday I’m preaching on Jesus’ difficult Parable of the Wedding Feast in Matthew 22:1-14. (There’s an entirely different wedding feast parable in Luke, which I’m preaching next week.) This parable challenges us modern Christians for a number of reasons: many reject the idea that God has wrath toward sin, that…

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I love scenes and pictures of things that seemingly contradict.  There’s so much to see and experience when we hold things together in tension.  For example, when it rains on a sunny day and you just can’t imagine how the dreariness and the light can co-exist at the same time.  Ah, but it’s cool, isn’t it!? Or like yesterday, as I watched the road pass by on our way home from dinner and in the…

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Pentecost Message Write-up

ACTS 2. 1–21

1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages,…

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