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Living The Branch Life

Two weeks ago I began a Thursday morning study with four other guys that has already been challenging me in ways I’m not sure I’ve been challenged before – and I am loving it. We are currently working through John 15 one verse at a time.  Now, I’ve done Bible studies before but never to [...]

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This Is How You Grow A Church?

I was left almost speechless after watching the below video.  I have some thoughts that I’ve shared before (click here for a previous post on this subject) and I’ll share more after the video.  Take a look: It truly saddens me that the Methodist church is producing this video.  What I hear when I watch this is the [...]

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God or Man?

He replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: “ ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.’  You have let go of the commands of God and are holding [...]

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Are you building others up?

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Eph 4:29 Simple question tonight – Are the things you’re saying helping others or hurting them?

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Too much of a good thing

So, last night was the Women’s Connexions retreat.  The theme verse for the retreat was Psalm 34:8, “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” They started the evening with a potluck dinner.  In addition, each person that came also had an opportunity to submit a chocolate dish to be entered into a “Chocolate Recipe [...]

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Tour Guide or Travel Agent

Travel Agent – someone that suggests where to go, give you information about the place, and tells you to enjoy your trip. Tour Guide – someone that goes along with you on your trip, has been there themselves, has a passion for the trip and all it entails.  Some that stays with you from the [...]

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Dealing with loss

As you know, I’ve been at the Rittman United Methodist Church for the last few months.  In that time I’ve spent a lot of time trying to get to know who people were.  To understand who they are, where they are in their walks with the Lord, what their joys are and where they hurt.  [...]

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It’s all about the numbers?

Confession time – I’ve always loved math and numbers.  I’m a geek, what can I say.  I loved math in school.  Algebra was great, Calculus was a trip, differential equations…not so much.   But in general I love numbers.  Here’s some numbers I’ll throw out there for you: 4012 – The number of songs currently in [...]

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I Am Stuck

Have you ever been stuck?  You just can’t move forward?  Things have entered a familiar routine and you can’t break out of it?  Have you ever felt like you were living out the movie “Groundhog Day“? Well, I’m stuck right now.  I feel like I’m stuck in a rut where I’m doing the same things [...]

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Live out the church

Worship Central just put up a message by Francis Chan.  All I can say is wow.  I had the opportunity to hear some of this message last year at the National Worship Leader Conference but other parts are new.  Parts of this give me more food for thought after a previous post of mine.  Parts [...]

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