Why We Observe Ash Wednesday

Posted in Church Life on February 27th, 2011 by (2,960 views)
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So, why have I had us observe Ash Wednesday (and Lent) the past several years? The short answer is because we need a day like Ash Wednesday. We need a day that forces us to examine ourselves before God. We need a day that forces us to remember that we are dearly loved creations of God, but nothing more. We are not gods. We are made, created, and given life by the Maker, Creator, and Giver of Life. We need a day to hear God say, “Remember, O man, that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return” (Genesis 3:19). This is why we have ashes smudged onto our foreheads. We need it.

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My Churchy Life: A Sermon Tangent

Posted in Christian Living, Sermon Snippets on February 10th, 2011 by (1,455 views)
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Over the past two Sundays we’ve read from Isaiah 1 and 58. The idea in both is similar: God is not satisfied with the His people’s lives outside of their “churchy” life. We have much to learn from their mistakes. Here is a snippet from the sermon on Feb 6, 2011. They live their lives […]

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Good Neighbor Idea #3

Posted in Good Neighbor Ideas on February 8th, 2011 by (1,086 views)
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We have people serve us all the time, whether it is the cashier at the store or the waiter at the restaurant . . . So here are some tips for you while interacting with those who serve you:

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Stories to Tell

Posted in Church Life on February 3rd, 2011 by (1,022 views)
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This past Sunday, CC Thomas started up a conversation group we are calling Stories to Tell. We started the group because CC loves to tell of “God’s mighty kindness and love,” and believes that all of us could benefit from sharing with each other stories of our own encounters and experiences of God’s kindness and […]

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