Posts tagged with ‘Church’

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Why Leadership

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The word, Leadership, is thrown around a lot today in the church world. Gone are the days of  if you wanted to read something about leadership, you went to your local Bible Book Store to find the latest John Maxwell book, as he was largely the only recognizable “spiritual” voice on the subject.  Now there […]

Stop Going To Church – Be The Church

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Stop Going To Church – Be The Church Ephesians 5:25, Matthew 16:18, Mark 7:6-13 That’s right – a Pastor is encouraging you to stop going to church; I really mean it! STOP! We’ve all become accustomed to simply going to church – as if church is a place. It’s not! Many of us have special […]

Season of Advent

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The History of Advent                                  The word “Advent” is derived from the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming,” which is a translation of the Greek word parousia. Scholars believe that during the 4th and 5th centuries in Spain and Gaul, Advent […]

The Importance of the Little Things

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You probably wouldn’t see him doing so, but he’s faithfully hanging the church sign every Friday night and taking it down every Sunday. You probably wouldn’t see her doing so, but she’s faithfully coordinating with others to ensure that there will be enough food at church gatherings. You probably wouldn’t see them doing so, but […]

The Church is Not a Drive-Thru Restaurant

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Paul describes the unity and diversity of gifts in the body of Christ by saying: “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each […]

Finding Your Identity

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Finding Your Identity Several images are used in the Bible to describe the church: the body of Christ, the elect, the house of God, the saints. One of the most meaningful expressions the Bible uses is “the people of God,” the laos theon. The church, then, is people. The Roman Catholic Church once declared, “Where the bishop […]

Jerusalem – The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

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‎Jerusalem. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre. A woman prostrating herself on the Stone of Anointing, a red stone slab at the foot of Calvary, polished and smoothed by the tears that have fallen on it for so many years. Here, according to tradition, Jesus’ body was laid after being taken down from the cross, […]