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Archive for October 2012

Why We’re Here

October 23, 2012

I had a conversation with someone recently who told me about some brothers who were friends of his. These brothers were, in his words, “running from God.” This person told me how he had been working on them to bring them to God. He said, “They don’t understand why we’re here.” That stuck with me. […]

All Of Life Is A Mission Trip

October 22, 2012

1 Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness. 2 These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; 3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and […]

Baptized By Grace

October 4, 2012

This coming Sunday I will celebrate the baptism of two young people. They will gather at the pond of a church member, sing a couple of songs, read some Scripture, make covenant promises, and be dunked into the baptismal waters of the holy land (McLeansville, NC). It will be an important day for the two […]

“Extra Grace Required”

October 2, 2012

Some years ago our church did a study of Rick Warren’s best-selling book, The Purpose Driven Life. On “Day Nineteen,” Warren’s words grabbed my attention: “In every church and in every small group, there is at least one ‘difficult’ person, usually more than one. These people may have special emotional needs, deep insecurities, irritating mannerisms, […]