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The Mission of God: Elders and Ownership

We have learned over the last few weeks about the mission of God and how God has set apart the church to live out His mission. Significant to the church living out and growing up in the mission of God is the joyful labor of its elders. Elders have been called to gladly and eagerly shepherd the members of the church, so that they will grow up in Christ and live out His miss...

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The Amenity-Less Church

Do you like amenities? I do. I like going to a hotel and having a place to workout (not that I always use it), a pool for the kiddos and breakfast. I like the amenities in my neighborhood as well. But what about amenities as part of the church environment and experience? Amenities are great features that provide comfort and convenience with the goal of giving a delightful...

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Summer

Well it is Summer, even though it is really still Spring for a few more days. The kids are finally out and I am jazzed! There always seems to be a concern that I get around this time of year. It is the concern of the Summer blah setting in. The Summer blah can be when boredom sets in, along with laziness, complacency and inconsistency. This might seem passive or mild, but ...

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Yes, Lord

I remember in my college days jumping at every opportunity to serve. As I was growing in the Lord serving became a joy of mine. The Lord taught me that my answer to whatever He wanted was always yes. In 1998, I was at a conference in Austin. For the first time I heard taught Isaiah 26.8, which says, Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your truth, we eagerly wait for You, for...

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Be a Trader

No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealthBut seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6.24-33 Don't waste your life. That is one of the messages I hear from Jesus in Matthew 6. Matthew 6 is our ...

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Children and Student Ministry

For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting and His faithfulness to all generations. -Psalm 100.5 God is faithful to all generations. He is concerned about the young and the old. We too must be a people of multigenerational faithfulness. Therefore, our ministry to our students and children are very important. First, we are about to start off a new year in c...

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Glorifying God in My Work

Paul says the overarching priority of a Christian's life is that in Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father (Colossians 3.17). The phrase, do all in the name, refers to both representing another or being empowered to do so. So, in whatever we do in word or deed it is Jesus we are representing and by...

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Impact Sunday

Yesterday, I got the privilege to attend a meeting of local business men and women who are longing to see revival in this city. We were meeting to discuss the prayer gathering coming up on May 5 called, God of the City (www.godofthecity.com). What I loved so much about meeting these people was to see that there are people in all types of spheres living out the gospel of ...

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Dance (serve and give)

The other night my wife and I spun around the kitchen to a catchy tune. I love to dance, but I am definitely no Fred Astaire. In fact, I am probably more like Elaine on Seinfeld. I definitely am the one stepping out of line and causing the beauty of it to be marred. In Paul's ministry to the church at Thessalonica he had to address a group who was stepping out of line....

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