Keep Growing as a Disciple

11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by...
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Hide It Under a Bushel? NO

Two Sundays ago while worshipping in our second service, I got a very clear impression, I would say from the Lord, that we need to have our praise team record and share their extraordinary gifts for worship with the broader Body of Christ. I shared this with the church just before communion to test if what I thought was from the Lord was instead ”undigested beef.” The congregation people vigorously...
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Waiting in Hope and Assurance

 “For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble. The day that is coming shall set them ablaze, says the Lord of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. 2 But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.”  Malachi 4:1-2 Waiting in line at Walmart. Waiting in line at Kroger. Waiting...
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Give Thanks

The Greek word in the picture above means GIVE THANKS! It is also the root word for the Lord’s Supper, Holy Communion or Eucharist. There is so much I am thankful for I could blab on and on. Today I want to quickly give thanks for the EXPLOSION of MISSIONS that is happening due to being debt free and because of your generous gifts thru CHS. Here are some...
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Why Do We Do What We Do?

Priscilla Shirer is one of the great bible teachers in our day. She is the daughter of mega Bible Church pastor Tony Evans and one of LifeWay’s most prominent bible study authors and a well-known speaker at conferences. Though Priscilla has spent her life in a non-denominational church and pursued her Masters degree at a “bible church” seminary with Baptist roots, you will find a quotation in her book, He...
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What Are We Doing?

Annette and I have lived at the foot of Bent Mtn for 27 years. Up until ten years ago, we watched with great fascination the cows head into the milking barn at Poage’s Farm. They would enter an under-road tunnel on the left side of 221 and travel to the right side into the Poage’s milking barn. Just like clockwork, three times a day they would go through this process. “Yo he ho,...
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