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Archive for July 2009

A Hitchhiker’s Guide To Evangelism (Part 2)

July 28, 2009

           I learn a lot from other churches.            Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC is one of those churches that always has something to teach me.            If you are unfamiliar with Elevation, the church began on February 5, 2006 under the leadership of founding pastor Steven Furtick. Originally the church began with 8 families. […]

“I Want To Forgive…But I Need Help!”

July 27, 2009

17 So if you consider me your partner, welcome him as you would welcome me. 18 If he has wronged you in any way or owes you anything, charge it to me. 19 I, Paul, write this with my own hand: I will repay it. And I won’t mention that you owe me your very […]

Getting Along With Others

July 23, 2009

           I remember report cards in elementary school had the usual subjects, reading, math, spelling, history, language, and science. But when I was growing up, several years of my elementary education included a grade under the heading “Gets Along With Others.”             Looking back on it now, “getting along with others” may be a skill […]

A Hitchhiker’s Guide To Evangelism (Part 1)

July 21, 2009

          What is evangelism? When I was in college I learned it is “one beggar telling another one where to find bread.” Evangelism literally means “telling good news.”             What is the good news in your life?             Bill Tenny-Brittian has written a book entitled “Hitchhiker’s Guide to Evangelism.” It is his challenge to invite […]

The Heart Of Forgiveness

July 14, 2009

  Philemon 1-7             1 This letter is from Paul, a prisoner for preaching the Good News about Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy. I am writing to Philemon, our beloved co-worker, 2 and to our sister Apphia, and to our fellow soldier Archippus, and to the church that meets in your house. 3 May […]

2009 Annual Conference Highlights

July 13, 2009

           The 2009 WNC Conference was one of the best in the 26 I have attended. Bishop Larry Goodpaster set a tone of inspiration and renewal from the start to the finish.            Here are some thoughts from one of the members of the Conference, Dr. Don Haynes, of Hood Theological Seminary, from a recent […]

An Overlooked Scripture

July 7, 2009

           Let’s take the month of July and study one of the most interesting writings in the New Testament: Paul’s letter to Philemon. In more than a quarter century of ministry in the local church, I have never led a Bible study on this Scripture or did a series of messages […]

The Three People You See In The Mirror

July 7, 2009

Philemon 1-25             1 This letter is from Paul, a prisoner for preaching the Good News about Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy. I am writing to Philemon, our beloved co-worker, 2 and to our sister Apphia, and to our fellow soldier Archippus, and to the church that meets in your house. 3 May […]