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25
Jul

Psalms 145 - 147

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As election season is upon us it seems that there is a tension in America.  I'm not "up" with politics.  In fact I'm probably very much out of the loop, but I can't help feel and hear the desperateness in people as they think of the future regarding our county and our leader.     In Psalm 146 starting in verse 3 we are reminded:   " Do not put your hope in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save.  When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing. Blessed is he...
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27
Jun

Psalm 61-63

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While reading the Psalms, we get a glimpse into David’s prayers during times of suffering and worry. Something that stood out to me this week was how long David had to wait for God to answer his prayers. 62:1 says, “I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from Him.” and 62:5- “Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him.”   I’m  sure we can all think of times when we have had to wait for something. Whether it be waiting on test results that take months to come back, waiting to get...
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22
Jun

Put Your Hope in God

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Have you ever wondered, “Is God listening?” Have you ever thought, “Does God care what is happening in my life?” If you have, you are definitely not alone. These doubts creep up when we are at our weakest, either physically or spiritually, and Satan will use this as a foothold to try to drag us deeper into despair, and farther away from God.   King David understood this well. In Psalm 42:11, he writes: “Why are you downcast, O my soul?Why so disturbed within me?Put your hope in God,for I will yet praise him,my Savior and my God.”   When things...
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13
Jun

Psalm 1-21

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My connection to ONE of these Psalms?   Well…about that. Kirk and I attended the “Read & Pray” class last fall. *** If Brad ever offers that class again, I thoroughly recommend you go to it. *** One thing he suggested is that (sometimes) you really need to read the entire chapter to have much understanding about what one verse within that chapter means. You wouldn’t read page 12, only, of a 200 page novel and assume you knew the entire story, right?   So even though I was to choose from Psalms 19-21, I read 1-21…in one sitting. Because in Brad’s class...
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06
Jun

Summer in the Psalms

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C.S. Lewis is one of my favorite authors, partly because his writing appeals to my cerebral, academic side, but mostly because he is a Christian who is not afraid to struggle with his own questions and doubts. He believes in a God who can overlook his own weaknesses, forgive him AND answer his questions for him. I’ve been reading Lewis’ Reflections on the Psalms and I’m intrigued by the chapter, A Word about Praising. In it, he questions God’s desire / need / demand that we praise him. There are instances in the psalms in which the psalmist practically bargains with...
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13
Apr

We Serve to Advance the Kingdom- By Lantz Howard

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The Airport is Not the Destination -  Consider your last vacation, business travel or experience that required you to be at the airport. As you think about your last encounter in and with the airport think about this analogy from Reggie McNeal and how it applies to our service, mission, church, and Kingdom life.   "[An] airport is a place of connection, not a destination. It's job is to help people get somewhere else. An airport-centric world of travel would be dull and frustrating, no matter how nice the airport is. When the church thinks it's the destination, it also confuses...
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30
Mar

We Serve to Witness to the World- by Mike Belknap

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We are called by God, not to be served, but to serve others. In Matthew 20:28, Jesus says “just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” I don’t think it is a coincidence that in the same breath, Jesus mentions service and sacrifice. He came to this world to serve and then to die.   In Acts 2, the day of Pentecost, the themes of Service and Witness came together in a spectacular display of power and faith:   2 “Suddenly a sound like...
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24
Mar

Week 11 – We Serve to Follow Jesus – March 22

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“Spirituality exists within the next act of compassion.” I read this modern proverb about a year ago and my immediate thought was, “The person who wrote this must know Jesus.” Reading how Jesus ministered to those around him, I find that Jesus’ actions were often preceded by feelings of compassion. After Jesus found out about John’s beheading, he was trying to get away, but the crowds kept finding him. “When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. When Jesus landed and saw a...
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17
Mar

Week 10 - Serve in the Community – by Keith Christian

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In Acts 17 we learn about Paul’s visit to the synagogue in Thessalonica and how some of the Jews believed what he was teaching and how others, whether they believed or not, did not like his message. Those who were jealous of Paul and his friends stirred up trouble in the city, so they had to leave in the night to escape the crowds. Later, Paul wrote to the church in Thessalonica to thank and encourage them. Thessalonica was a little bigger than McKinney is today, and I suppose that in a city that size, there was a diversity of people...
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10
Mar

We Serve to Honor God by Steve Pendergrass

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Who doesn’t enjoy a sincere compliment? To varying degrees, we all need encouraging words to affirm or give strength toward our goals, calling, or perseverance in times of trial. Sincere compliments are a form of bestowing honor on another. But, that begs the question, does God need compliments? I believe not. But, God created us for a purpose, which includes bringing him glory and honor. Psalm 19 is but one passage telling us His creation reveals His glory. And, we are part of that creation. However, Romans 1 speaks of how humans, with our freedom of choice, decided to ignore the obvious...
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