Next Steps in Your Discipleship Journey

“16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted.18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[b] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am...
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One More Alluring

For the last couple of weeks in this space I’ve been sharing some thoughts about money. In particular, why we love it so much. I’ve suggested that we love it because it is a currency that we exchange for the things we really want, namely: Power, Pleasure, Identity, Security and Rest. And that it’s a counterfeit because it falsely promises those things which we are meant to find in...
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Money is a Counterfeit

Last week I shared some thoughts about what we love about money. It is a currency that we trade in for Power, Pleasure, Identity, Security and Rest. I suggested that those five things aren’t bad, and neither is our desire for them. This week, please notice that they share something else in common: Each one of them is a good thing that God wants us to find in Himself....
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Why I Love Money

I love money.  Do you? Bright, shiny money. The more the better. Crispy Benjamins, bank accounts with commas in them, we just love money. Given the biblical warning about this, it seems we need to do serious business- I need to do serious business- with our all pervading, overwhelming love of money. So let’s do that, shall we? I want to talk about three things over the next 3...
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On Your Mark, Get Set, Worship

  Every sporting event has a type of kickoff. “Ready, set go,” or “Gentlemen, start your engines,” or baseball’s “First Pitch.” So often there are many moving parts, but once the opening acclamation is said, “They’re Off,” then everything begins. The same applies for any great Christ-centered worship service. There needs to be a moment, a proclamation, a declaration that transitions the worshipper from “Where did I put my...
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“…Serve one another in love.” Galatians 5:13

A really simple Enews article today while I am away visiting my new granddaughter, Sage, and her big sister, Emmy, in beautiful and hot Milton, Florida. Church of the Holy Spirit is a loving church. Church of the Holy Spirit highly values warmly welcoming every person. Church of the Holy Spirit has a lot of introverts. Church of the Holy Spirit has a lot of strong Life Groups, and...
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